My new fling – A bokehlicious lens!
Inspired by some of for me new groups on Flickr, and what appears to be “in vogue” right now, I found for next to nothing on Ebay this old Russian lens with M42 mount. Adapters which allows you to connect the lens to your desired camera is also available for a song on Ebay. Incomparable is the bokeh that can be achieved! But because in Sweden we have not yet spring and there is still no fresh spring green, I chose to photograph with black and white film, making the images more abstract than they would have been with color film.
I look forward to future adventures with this lens (and even a Zenit E that I also bought almost shamefully inexpensive at the same time) and some spring sunshine and rich greenery.
Until then, enjoy 🙂
These B&W photos are magic….great lens you got there.
Thank you!! I’m though afraid of some G.A.S. ….. (gear acquisition syndrome…) 😉
Gorgeous, magical images – almost feel like I’m looking through a microscope!
It was quite unreal to look through the viewfinder too, and when I had developed the film and looked through the magnifying glass, I almost didn’t recognise the images… As from a different universe….Very abstract! I have done a lot of macro photography but this feels quite new, and very nice….
These look awesome! And….
… I ordered one immediately 🙂
Wow, good luck! And, THANK you! 😊
That’s the great thing about M42 – lenses can be had for so little!
Yes, it is almost unbelievable! 🙂
Some of those Russian lenses 🙂 marvellous things.
I’m sure most people don’t realise how good they are, because: 1. they are cheap 2. Russian (USSR) & the Zent is like a tank ! but get a good one (mechanically) & it will go on forever.
I totally agree with you, they feel vey sturdy. I’ve also bought a Zenit E, but haven’t yet had the time to try it, but wow, it weighs a ton 😂and was even cheaper than these lenses.
Awesome! Now I want to go shopping for old lenses 🙂
Just beware, it’s very addictive…😉
Thank you very much! 😊
I love these, Marie! The first one looks like swans in fluffy tutus. 🙂 I would love to order a print! Is that possible?
Thank you very much Sarah!
Yes, absolutely, you can mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org, so can we take the details there.