Going vintage again

by Berckmans Peter July. 13, 2020 280 views

Yesterday went out for a small walk in the evening , as always the camera was with me. The lens of choice was the Pentacon 29mm f2.8. This lens is an old East German lens ( made in G.D.R. ). A pretty standard lens coming from behind the Wall. It was pretty standard on cameras from that era, like Praktica, Pentacon and more. In the west it was not considered to be a high quality lens. But this wideangle lens is a pretty good performer. It can be very sharp and very creative when used correctly. and these days it has it fans, and I am one of them, good thing is you can find them very cheap. Together with its bigger brother the 50mm f1.8, they form a very good pair.

My 29 has a bit of haze on the outside from the first glass element, not sure if that can be cleaned up. Now that is not much of a problem on my cropped sensor Fuji, because it uses more the centre part of the glass. It can be a problem when used on FF or 35mm film.

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Jay Boggess 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Interesting variety of images!

Always a pleasure!

+1 grinning+1

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Just testing out the lens. Thanks my friend

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Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 4 months, 2 weeks ago

My pleasure, as always, Amigo!
Hope You & Yours stay safe & healthy!

Salud!

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil 4 months, 2 weeks ago

It performs very well

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months, 2 weeks ago

It sure does

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