Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Seagulls are a bit of a photographic commonplace. However, it is difficult to resist the temptation to photograph these enduring birds. And sometimes one of the photos even ends up being interesting.

Pentax K10D + Zeiss Planar 50/1.4

I like the photo above. It is a very dynamic image, partly thanks to the slightly slanted horizon line. If this were perfectly horizontal, the photo would loose a lot of its visual appeal (I've tried it).

So was that slanted horizon intentional, you might ask? Nope, it just happened that way...


Björn said...

Dear Frank,

I find your blog inspiring because of your interest in old zeiss-lenses and "slow photography". My friend have an old contax with 28/50/135 mm zeiss lenses that he uses on his contax with b/w film, but also for shooting digital, with an adapter, on his EP-1 and on his Canon 40D.

His lenses are 24 years old and gives fantastic results event though it takes some time to make a picture. I just bought a ZK Distagon T* 35/2 and a ZK T* Planar 85/1.4 because I want to start slowing down my photography.

If all goes well I will sell a few of my AF lenses and concentrate on these MF Zeiss-lenses. The beaty is that I can also use these on my Pentax LX to shoot film. To have 2-3 Zeiss that will last for ever that can be used both with digital and film is a thought I like.

Simple and slow photography..

I like to wish you a happy new year!

Kind regards,

Frank M. said...

I'm really happy to find readers that share my love for Zeiss glass and "slow photography", as you so appropriately call it.
Congratulations on your ZK purchases. The 85/1.4 is my all time favorite (you must have noticed that from some previous posts). I don't know the 35/2, but I've read great reviews. If you post your photos on-line, please let us know the address.

Happy new year!