Monday, August 11, 2014

Bessaflex TM & Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f1.4

Is the Bessaflex TM camera combined with a  Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f1.4 ZS (M42) mount lens a match made in heaven? Well, I decided to find out. As usual I loaded the camera with a roll of Fujicolor ISO 100 color negative film (yes, that's the cheap stuff).

"But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun."
-- William Shakespeare

I have always wanted to quote Shakespeare on my blog and as I looked up the stairwell at the stain glass window I knew it was the right time to do it.  The Zeiss lens was hand held at f1.4 for this shot.

A closer look at the details of the window.

A close look at some of the other windows in the Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (commonly referred to as "The jack").

The celling light in a 2nd floor room of "The Jack".

More light through yonder window at the Yokohama Archives of History.

Out on the street, this is "Nihon Odori" a very pleasant place to go for stoll and observe life.

Nihon Odori leads to Yokohama park.

And Yokohama Park is where one can find Yokohama Stadium - there is a lot of history in this part of town.

But, who needs history when there is such a fine tree to lean against.

What a great day to test out a new camera and lens. It's Belgian Beer Weekend in Yamashita Park.

Not everyone is happy to be here.

It sure would be nice to have a little blue color in the sky.

I figured I'd check out the lens on a little architecture.

As well as the back streets.

Anyone that frequents my blog should be familiar with this bridge in Noge. Anyone who frequents this blog is probably wondering what is up with me and this bridge. What can I say, I like this bridge.

A row of bars along the Ookagawa river.

More back ally bars.

And lastly, a visit to Bashamichi to see Nicky and Nicole. They may not show it but they're always happy to have their picture taken.

This was a test to see what the depth of field would look like at f2.

All in all, I'm very pleased with the Bessaflex TM & Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f1.4 combination. Hopefully the next time I take this gear out the sky will be blue, and as always there is plenty of room for me to improve my skills too!

Thanks for stopping by!

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