Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Sunday, 10 July 2016
Although I've had worse weeks, this was something of a disaster, with the camera falling apart after about 10 exposures! The lens/shutter assembly detached itself from the body (it's not supposed to). It may be repairable, but not in the time I had available, so this week's offerings are limited.
This shot was taken with the 115mm Pro-Tessar auxiliary lens.
Friday, 8 July 2016
The Contaflex range of single lens reflexes were made by Zeiss Ikon for nearly 20 years starting in 1953. The design evolved considerably over the years, and there were many variations along the way. They all have leaf shutters, and the only way of altering the lens is to use a "Pro-Tessar" front element replacement auxillary lens. The Super was introduced in 1962.
This newly unveiled statue in Sheffield city centre commemorates the role played by women in the steel industry during the wars of the 20th century. It still looks as if they were a little closer to the camera than the optimum distance for sharp focus.