The giant wheel

by Berckmans Peter February. 28, 2021 245 views

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.

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Rachele Schneekloth 1 month, 1 week ago

I especially love #7!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Rachele Schneekloth 1 month, 1 week ago

That came out of the old camera very good. No edit on this one

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Russell Smith 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I am really digging this set of image

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 1 month, 2 weeks ago

It was good fun to do Russell

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Adrian Morris 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Great photos.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Adrian Morris 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thank you

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Craig Casterline 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Great shots. I love the variety of perspectives. Ferris wheels make wonderful subjects.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Craig Casterline 1 month, 2 weeks ago

They sure do

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I really like the ones you shot with the Au Jena 50. They are very sharp and crisp. The one with the Zeiss is "faded" and I don't know if it due to the film you used or the lens. Either way nice captures.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The faded ones are one of the problems with the camera. The aus Jena is a good performer

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Antonio Gil 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Very good pictures here Peter. And a good workout too 😊

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I needed the walk my friend

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