The first sun, the first warmth, that draws people out to have a walk or just sit and enjoy the day. Including me, I was changing some lightseals on an old camera. Looking outside ,decided that the camera could wait and go for a walk. Taking the camera with a vintage nifty on it and of I was. Walking from my home to the centre of the city is around 10km, a nice walk for the most part next to the river.
The giant wheel is standing here already from before New year and it has not taken anyone for a spin. The wheel got my attention already a few times and I had a good walk around it. The lens on the camera was the Aus Jena 50mm f2.8. In fact it is a Carl Zeiss Tessar, but it seemed to be renamed Aus Jena for the US market, don't know if that is the fact. The setup from a Tessar is very simple dating back to the late 1890's. This copy came to me on a Praktica body ,the Tessar was many years the standard lens for these cameras together with a Domiplan 50mm 2.8.
Today it was a good day to give this lens a workout. For details ,closeup work it is very good. Also the bokeh it can create is quite good. For wider work it lacks a bit of sharpness, but it has tons of style.
The next photo is an analog one taken with a Zeiss Ikon Icarex s camera, with is a beautifull camera but for the moment he needs some attention. The film used was a Kodak Tmax 100. The lens on it is also a Carl Zeiss Tessar 50mm f2.8 but an older one, about 15y older.