Category Archives: Praktica

I think autumn…

…has already started here. It’s cold and raining. And that’s demotivating for me. Hopefully the sun will come out soon and turn nature back into a palette of colors… which I’m so happy to change back to black and white. But today I will post a few more pictures from last week…. in color.

  • Praktica BC1, Prakticasr 35-70mm, Kodak GB200-7
  • Nikon F50, Nikkor 50mm, Fomapan F400 (intro)

It started with a fog today and it will end with a fog…

…but it was still nice, even though there was almost nothing to see in the valley 🙂📷🙃

  • Pentacon Six TL, Flektogon Zebra 50mm, Ilford HP5 Plus
  • Praktica BC1, Practicar 35-70mm, Kodak GB 200-7

The spidergirl….

Thanks to the fog, cobwebs appeared everywhere. While taking a photo of one of them, I noticed that there was a beautiful spider girl right next to my leg. I only found out at home that it was a girl. Argiope bruennichi. Beautiful girl in a striped swimsuit…🙂📷🙃🕸🕷

  • Pentacon Six TL, Flektogon Zebra 50mm, Ilford HP5 Plus
  • Praktica BC1, Practicar 35-70mm, Kodak GB 200-7

clear & foggy 3 …

the last set of photos from the small Clear & Foggy project. It was the first time I ever used the Prakticar 35-80mm lens. Someone once sent it to me just so💖 It was fun to watch the faces of random passing drivers. The fog is always thicker in real life than in the photos. So the drivers had the opportunity to see a crazy person on the side of the road pointing a camera at a white wall from the fog😁🌁.… I hope you liked it 🤗🙂📷🙃.

  • Pentacon Six TL, Flektogon Zebra 50mm, Kodak GB 200-7
    • Pentacon Six TL, Flektogon Zebra 50mm, Ilford HP5 Plus
  • Praktica BC1, Practicar 35-70mm, Kodak GB 200-7

clear & foggy…

It’s been an interesting week. The fogs started and the inversion put nature in a different mood. I tried to remember which places I had photographed the day before..🙂📷🙃

  • Pentacon Six TL, Flektogon Zebra 50mm, Kodak GB 200-7
  • Praktica BC1, Practicar 35-70mm, Kodak GB 200-7

my resit of Praktica BCA…

I put the old Praktica BCA camera through a thorough test again. Unfortunately, a tripod is needed when shooting with longer lenses. The unknown value of the shutter speed (in the viewfinder there is only something like a traffic light, which does not take into account the used focal length of the lens) was a counterproductive step. Yes, it was not a camera for professionals… nevertheless, an uncertain result could discourage a beginner from taking further pictures. Anyway, now I know how to use this camera.

Praktica BCA, Prakticar 50mm, CZJ 135mm, Praktikar teleconverter 2x, Fomapan F400

Praktica BCA…

I welcomed another member to my family. Last week I acquired another older camera at auction. It was offered with a bag and a Prakticar f 1.8/50mm lens. The cost of postage was more than the cost of the camera. Even though it’s been the 4th day with nasty weather and quite dark days, I couldn’t resist and tried it on a walk in the forest. The result is, I would say sad… The camera can only take pictures in mode A (Aperture preference) or B. The problem is that the information about the used shutter speed remains hidden from the photographer. For users of a lens with a longer focal length, the calculated time may be longer than the value of the focal length. And holding the camera and the 135mm lens with the teleconverter for a long time is often beyond my abilities. Still, I’m glad to have it in my collection. It works, no light flows into it, and in good conditions I will definitely manage to make a nice photo one day.

Praktica BCA, Prakticar 50mm+ Carl Zeiss 135mm, Fomapan F400

Crop or macro ?

I love macro shots. Unfortunately, additional equipment is needed for a high-quality macro image. These include a high-quality lens, micro-shift, good eyesight, a camera with an electronic shutter if possible (you will combine a lot of images) and, of course, software. Although I really like this style, all the looks in all the eyes of a bee, the wings of a dragonfly, etc., I leave this style to experts who really know how to do it. With my equipment, I can afford to crop the image as much as possible and create some detail thanks to the camera resolution. It’s the same with analog cameras. Even if you use macro rings … You can create a relatively clear image using digital postprocessing

This is a man’s world …

inspired by James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

Full analog process, Low key, Push process, Praktica BC1, Prakticar 50mm, Fomapan 400 Action, Kodak Professional (25°C) … and Lilith

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Water, Ice and Analog

The pictures from yesterday on an old camera Praktica BC1 with Carl Zeiss 135mm lens and negative film Fomapan F21 wich expired 34 years before. I really like to take pictures of these old negatives. It’s my travel thru time.

ISO 100, f 22, 1s (without ND filter, I have only diameter 67 and 52mm)

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the old lens repair…

Today I started to repair one old Prakticar Pentacon 50mm f / 1.8 lens. The camera’s exposure meter could not transfer the aperture value from the lens. It wasn’t the type of glitch that would make it impossible to use the lens, but I like it when things work 100%. After disassembly, a broken plastic of the contacts and a torn resistance path wire were found. A little tin and a melting gun solved it all. Black and white images are taken today after the repair and functionality test.

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