From present to past in 29mm


Hello my dear friends ๐Ÿ™‚

ย  Happy May day to all of you! How are you doing? As you know i love landscape and nature photography but i’m trapped in a place with no travel possibilities. I’ve come to terms with the fact that i cannot shoot any great landscapes near my house but i refuse to not at least try to find other ways of being creative. So i dug up my very first DSLR, a Canon 350D, which is still in perfect working condition and coupled it with my grandfather’s Meyer-Optik Gรถrlitz Orestegon 29mm f/2.8. The 29mm would roughly translate to a 47mm lens with the 1.6x crop factor. You might wonder what’s the point of this. Well, if i could afford it i would have chosen to shoot with an all manual analog camera but since i can’t, this is the next best thing in my opinion. So i set my camera to manual, the lens is also fully manual and went for a long walk towards the sea.

ย  The 350D has a tiny screen so i relied to the histogram for my exposure. It also has a tiny and not very bright viewfinder (at least compared to my current 60D) so the focus part was a challenge as well. But i didn’t care…The purpose of this walk was to enjoy andย  just shoot. So i was walking around carefree, enjoying the nature and exploring the world with my new toy. Here’s a slideshow with some of the shots i liked:

ย For the editing i played around with Nik Software Analog Efex Pro. I had the same amount of fun editing these photos as when i was taking them. I really like the results of this lens and i’m very impressed by the 350D, cause that camera is 8 years old and the raw files seem to carry a great amount of detail and dynamic range. Sometimes i feel like this camera can produce better photos that my 60D… Or maybe it’s just because this was my first DSLR and i still love it dearly.

ย Would you like to see more such photos taken with old lenses? Cause i’m thinking of doing more of that. I really enjoy being a part of the wordpress community and getting feedback from all of you, so i’m trying to find new things and ideas to blog about until i can travel and make beautiful landscape photos with the V-Light flavor ๐Ÿ™‚

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9 thoughts on “From present to past in 29mm

    1. Thank you very much Dan and welcome to my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

      When we are left with no other option we must do the best with what we have, ain’t that so? I was living alone in a city for 7 years and about 1 year ago i had to move back to the small village i grew up. I know this is not something permanent but it’s hard to see the place that restricts you and keeps you away from your goals with a loving eye. That is my biggest challenge…

  1. I like your experiment – all your shots have your trademark look, but are slightly different – I’m wondering how much is the camera and how much is the lens – whatever, they make a great combo. Yes, more please!

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad that you like it Robert! What i noticed about the lens is that it does give a very unique color and a soft vintage feeling to the image. The glass is a bit hazy so it helps to get that look. Maybe i should test the lens next to a modern so we can do some comparisons ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I also love that softness and i will experiment more with that lens. It’s good to hear that this post was appreciated! Thank you Lia ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I was in such a bad way today and as I checked my E-mail I found you and after looking at these works from your latest project I must say they are Beautiful. They are amazing and peaceful and they have an inviting warmth to them. They may not have healed my sadness but they did give me a chance to breath and sometimes that’s enough . Your an amazing person and a great artist and your works saved a soul today, thank you.__________________________-duck

    1. Hey Duckie,

      I’m sorry to hear that you are having such a bad day… Your words mean a lot to me. Thank you so much for appreciating my work and taking the time to let me know ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope i can offer you a lot more images that will brighten your day and put a smile on your face ๐Ÿ™‚

      Your friend,


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