Category Archives: Film

This Old Lens: Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.7

I love a good deal.

3 of 3 C/Y mount posts.

Recently picked up one heck of a deal in a camera. Seems appropriate to find deals when it comes to lenses for it. I typically get three primes when I purchase a film system. A normal. A portrait. A wide. This is the normal. The Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.7.

Why did I buy it?

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This Old Lens: Yashica 135mm f/2.8

I love a good deal.

2 of 3 C/Y mount posts.

Recently picked up oneĀ heck of a deal in a camera. Seems appropriate to find deals when it comes to lenses for it. I typically get three primes when I purchase a film system. A normal. A portrait. A wide. This is the portrait. The Yashica 135mm f/2.8.

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This Old Lens: Soligor 28mm f/2.5 (C/Y Mount)

I love a good deal.

1 of 3 C/Y mount posts.

Recently picked up one heck of a deal in a camera. Seems appropriate to find deals when it comes to lenses for it. I typically get three primes when I purchase a film system. A normal. A portrait. A wide. This is the wide. The Soligor 28mm f/2.5.

Why did I buy it?

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Contax 137 MA Quartz Part 3: Photo Update

My first post about the Contax 137 MA Quartz was a leap of faith.

Faith in the Contax name. This is my fourth (35mm) Contax and each has been rock solid.

Faith in KEH.com bargain grade. Have purchased many an item bargain grade from KEH and each has been rock solid.

My second post was about the new covering I put on it. Very happy with that.

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Ah. Lenses. Purchased the excellent normal Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm <inhales> f/1.7 with the camera.

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This Old Camera: Contax (Yashica) 137 MA Quartz + Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.7

Have since added a photo update.

May regret this later, but I am calling it early. Have yet to even get through my first roll of film, but I am calling the Contax 137 MA Quartz as my favorite SLR of all time at any price… And I have and have had quite a few SLRs. And this is one of the least expensive SLRs I have purchased. Does not matter. Why?

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First off that name.

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This old camera: Petri 7S. From “Ha!, like the dish?” to “Why have I never heard of this camera before?” in one day.

Started out innocently enough looking through posts on a Film GAS Facebook page (Disclaimer: Click at your own risk. I am in no way responsible for any purchases made as a result.) Came across a post on the Petri 7S. Thrown by the brand name at first and moved on. Next day I searched Flickr for some samples that impressed me. Once I realized how cheap these cameras are I picked one up from KEH.com for $23. Here are my thoughts, cons first. Continue reading This old camera: Petri 7S. From “Ha!, like the dish?” to “Why have I never heard of this camera before?” in one day.