35mm Workhorses

Nikon F2A

Olympus XA

Nikon F2

It's been a little while since I've taken any "still life" photos. So, while I was shooting a few items for craigslist, I threw a few of my 35mm beauties down for some glamor shots. 
Starting off is my much loved Nikon F2A with a Nikon Non-Ai 50mm lens and DIY lens hood (52mm-to-55mm adapter ring stacked with an empty filter ring). She's my original pro-35mm camera and still my favorite of the bunch. She was made in 1979 and spent the earliest years of her life working for a news paper in Chicago. She later found her way to Huemaxx in High Point, NC where she was refurbish by master mechanical camera technician Ken Toda. Who then, sold her to me in 2007.
Second is my snap-shot king, the Olympus XA. Made sometime in the early '80s, purchased by me last year. She's the only point-and-shoot or rangefinder camera I regularly use. She's simple, elegant, compact, and built tough. She's also fitted with a fast and sharp Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 lens that produces sharp images with strong, natural vignetting (which I enjoy). 

Last is my new Nikon F2 and Nikon Ai 105mm f/2.5 lens. While this F2 is an older model (made in 1974), it spent its life as a copy-camera resulting with very little ware (other than a dent on the prism casing that probably occurred while attaching or detaching the F2 from its copy-stand). I picked her up for a steal (only $75) compared to my earlier F2A (I'm not admitting how much I paid for it). She has yet to completely prove herself in the field. But I highly doubt Nikon ever made a crappy F2, so I have full faith in her. 

Canon 20D
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 macro lens
F-to-EOS lens adapter
Nikon Ai 24mm f/2.8 lens
-Polarize filter
Vivitar 285HV flash (x2)
-DIY 9"x8" softbox
-DIY grid snoot
Cactus V2s wireless flash trigger

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1 comment:

photographer Leicester said...

such a nice photography, Great work