These fotos were made with a Zenit B camera. Details about this camera are on
my Zenit B page. Film used was Fuij 200 iso.
Several lenses were used. The first Catshot was made with a Helios 58 mm with Polafilter and an extra Half sepiafilter to filter out the tophalf of the shot.
Second shot was made with a Soligor 400/6.3 telephotolens (125 at 6.3). The Prune and butterfly was done with a Vivitar 135/2 telephotolens mm (125/4). Fourth shot, Helios again with polafilter. Both of the last shots, Helios no filters.
These fotos were made with a Zenit 3M camera from 1964. Details about this camera are on
my Zenit 3M page. Film used was Kodak Ultra 400 iso.
Photo 1 speed 1/250 aperture 8 lens 135mm Jupiter 11 (zm39 thread)
A flower called "zwanenbloem" with a waterbackground. This was an eveningshot (mid august).
Photo 2 speed 1/60 aperture 16 lens 50mm Industar with 2 macro extensionrings
A blossomed out flower again an eveningshot (mid august) around 6 o'clock.
Photo 3 speed 1/60 aperture 16 lens 50mm Industar with 2 macro extensionrings
This shot was made at highnoon (mid august).
Photo 4 speed 1/125 aperture 5.6 lens 50mm Industar with 2 macro extensionrings
Again the "zwanenbloem", this is one of my best shots yet.
Photo 5 speed 1/60 aperture 11 lens 50mm Industar with 2 macro extensionrings
Berries, I like 'em. Good for eating and wine.
Photo 6 speed 1/30 aperture 8 lens 85mm Jupiter 9 (L39 thread)
Yep, it's that cat again. Due to the difference between Leica thread and Zenit thread, the Jupiter 9 lens makes one fine Macro lens.
Photo 7 speed 1/125 aperture 4 lens 135mm Jupiter 11 (zm39 thread)
A "lucifer" plant. Nice faded background.
Photo 8 speed 1/250 aperture 22 lens 135mm Jupiter 11 (zm39 thread)
Cat on a hot tin roof! He is the Master of the Garden. This was a morning shot (24th of august 2001).
Photo 9 speed 1/250 aperture 16 lens 135mm Jupiter 11 (zm39 thread)
Charlie, being nice and lazy and good enough to pose.
|Sail 2000, These two shots were made with a PhotosniperSet from Zenit. The first shot was made with a strong Yellow filter to create an oldfashioned look. The second was taken without the filter. Both were made with an Zenit ES manual SLR and a TAIR 300 mm coated lens. Speed was set at 1/125th of a second with an apeture of f16. With the filter shot the lens was stopped down another stop at f11 to prevent underexposure. (film used 200 iso)|
Chickens in a field of green, shot was made with a Zenit-ES in Photosniper configuration.
No polarisation filter was used, allthough it looks like it. This photo was made in the late afternoon
(note the long shadows).
A bit of a sixties retroshot of Charlie the Cat. Its a bit overexposed to compensate for the sun. Again the Photosniper set was used, love that multicoated lens...
Charlie the Cat, sitting on a pole, awaiting fish. (yes he got the fish) Photo was made around 7 o'clock in september with a Ricoh/ESP-80 digital camera.
||Several butterflies, I don't know whats it called in English but in Dutch its called "Pauwoog",
roughly translated "Peacocks Eye". These shots were made with a Canon 500n set to manual using a 75-300
zoom lens with polarisation filter. Speed 1/125th of a second, aperture 8, film 200 iso.
The last butterfly, in dutch an "Atalanta" was made with a Canon 500n and a 75-300mm lens fitted with a polarisation filter. The camera was set at manual control, 200 iso film, aperture 8 speed 1/125.
Two shots of a "Zweefvlieg", thats what its called in dutch. Both photos were made with a Zenit-E. Proving once and for all that the Zenit-E can make great macro shots. These shots were made with a 80-200 mm zoom lens (my repaired Unitax lens) equipped with macro rings and set to macro mode. A tripod was used to hold the set steady. Camera was set to aperture 5.6 with a speed of 1/250. This would blur the background and part of the foreground leaving only the object sharp. I did this to get rid of a distracting background.
|The Palace at Knossos on the Isle of Crete. I used my good old Canon 5000 with a
38-76 mm zoom lens and took a low angle to make this shot.
A part of th Venitian Fortress at the Lepra Colony on the Isle of Spinalonga. Taken on the side of the sea at high noon. (no polarisation filter or other filters were used)
The beach at Vay at the Isle of Crete, the shot was made in the morning and that beach is HOT. I don't mean babes... the sand is just HOT. Luckily you can cool off in sea.
|The Samaria, a gorgeous piece of nature on Crete. Its one of the best places to make great shots. This made me decide to buy a 19-35 mm. Like almost all my shots made on Crete a Canon EOS 5000 SLR was used. Second Shot, The Cave of Zeus, I used the built in flash in addition to the spots mounted in the cave. All shots on Crete were made with 200 iso film. No filters were used (didn't have them then)|
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