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Ccwu talks about the New Russar+ Lens

You're probably already familiar with ccwu. We've written about his work on the Magazine, featured his awesome albums and winning photos of the day. The Taipei, Taiwan-based photographer is one talented and versatile snapper with an impressive collection of photos to prove it. What happens when you partner someone as talented as ccwu with the New Russar+ Lens? Find out after the jump.

Photo by ccwu

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What was your first impression upon using the New Russar+ Lens?

I was impressed by the wide angle. And it is light and handy.

What camera/s and film did you use the Russar+ Lens with?

I used a FED5 camera and Lomography X-Pro Slide 200 film.

What were your subjects when you tested the Russar+ Lens? How was the experience?

I took it to the street. I took some photos of cats, some night views. It is easy to use. The wide angle is perfect for snap shots.

What do you like most about the Russar+ Lens? Why?

I like that it is small. I can easily carry it and do not feel my camera is heavy.

What did you find most challenging about using the Russar+ Lens? How did you work around it?

The focal length is a challenge for me. I used the LC-A method of focusing while shooting.

Please share some of your favorite photos from the shoot, and why you like them.

Photo by ccwu

My cat, Charlie. I used the minimum focal length.

Photo by ccwu

I love to take photos of cats on the street. I use cameras to connect with them.

Photo by ccwu

The Russar+ is good for taking night shots.

Thanks to ccwu for sharing his New Russar+ Lens experience.

The Russar+ is a stunning brass-bodied wide-angle lens. It is a pioneering update on the 1958 Russar. Thanks to its modified lens tube construction, the new Russar+ is compatible with L39 and M mount analogue cameras, digital mirrorless cameras and loads of other cameras using adaptor mounts. Visit the Russar+ microsite for exciting information and stunning wide-angle photos.

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