Jokingly known as the great lens with a horrible rear lens cap, this camera delivers very nicely!
So I decided to get the Fed 5B and took a gamble on eBay. One of the things that attracted to me was the fact that it uses a Leica Thread Mount. Technically, I can put on a Summicron (if I can afford it one day) but I’d probably get a Leica body as well. Anyway, the camera arrived and it came in a nice carrying case. I learned that it’s for good reasons. Although I do have a nitpick with this camera, they decided not to include strap lugs. I think the strap lugs are necessary since this camera is quite heavy.
The body showed its fair share of wear but still looks sturdy and is definitely tough looking. I’d bet if I were to drop it, I wouldn’t have to bother checking for any parts falling off (except many scratches on the lens.)
Loading is a bit of a hassle – you have to remove the whole back (like the Diana) so that makes street photography a bit time consuming. The timer works great and the lens is excellent. The lack of a light meter does knock a point off for the Fed5 but it’s not a deal breaker for me. Being a manual camera, you will learn a lot about photography and not just simply taking snapshots with the Fed5. Overall, the camera is solidly built, it has nice features and produces quite interesting results and effects. It’s a great purchase.
P.S. I almost forgot. Always remember to cock the shutter before changing the shutter speed!
Before the end of 2014, my girlfriend took the plunge of purchasing a rangefinder camera from eBay as a late Christmas gift for me. Let me present to you: the Fed 5. The Fed 5 has been known as a copy of the Leica M3 rangefinder camera. It is inexpensive compared to Leica models. So what are my experiences of using the Fed 5? Read on to find out more.
Here's the third episode of Lomography's adventure in Kamchatka with the Nixon Surf Challenge team. This time, we present you with the homecoming of Lomography's Russians, a camera, and a lens, on Russian soil.
Cagliari is the capital of the region of Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. With my trusty Lomo LC-A+ RL, I'll show you in this article the most characteristic part of this city known as The Castle, with its narrow streets and a very interesting museum with unique archaeological pieces in the world!
In the week preceding the elections for the European Parliament, several political rallies were held in Como. As with all other public events in my city I documented one of these rallies, this time using a Russian film camera Zorki 6 loaded with a black and white film roll. Take a look!
In 1958 the great photographer Robert Frank took a series of images of New York's street life with a Leica camera from a bus window, as in these series of photos that I took in my city Como with my trusty Lomo LC-A loaded with a Kodak Tri-X film. This is a tribute to a great camera and to a great photographer! Read more after the jump!
I participated in the Kickstarter campaign and purchased my very own new Petzval lens. I can't wait to use with with my digital camera to experience its wonderful bokeh effect. I also wanted to try its effects when using a film camera but the lens has an EF mount. I didn't have a Canon camera. See what I did with it after the jump.
Reuben Wu fascinates, both with his splendid photographs and the music he churns out for electronic band Ladytron, or when he's doing a solo gig as a DJ. He's also one heck of a nice guy, who, despite being ultra-talented, has been gracious enough to grant another interview and share more of his amazing photos,which were taken with the Lomo LC-A+ with Russian lens.
This month, after waiting for three years, my city Como hosted the Tour of Lombardy, an important event in the male elite road cycling tour. With my Fed 3 loaded with black and white film and equipped with ultra sharp Industar 50/3.5 lens, I documented the parade of cyclists who went to the starting line after they registered. Take a look after the jump!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
This autumn, Como hosted a very important sporting event: a 6,000-meter rowing race on the lake. The race was first held in 1893. After 123 years, the Trofeo Villa D'Este has been revived. I documented this event with my trusty Praktica camera and two lenses, a 50mm and 135mm.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand located at the Danish west coast with my brothers and my parents. However, I didn't anymore when I grew up. But in 2012, we hit the road again. It was my first visit there in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In this article, I'm going to present to you the photos I took with my Nikon F-501 SLR.
This is tribute to the Farm Security Administration photographer, Jack Delano, and his photographic series dedicated to barkers. For this article, I chose a series of photos I took this year at the traditional Easter Fair in my city, Como, using a classic rangefinder camera loaded with a roll of black and white film.