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Fujifilm X-T2


Mushroom season is here! Here are some pictures taken with my Fuji X-T2 camera and vintage lens Pentacon 50 mm ๐Ÿ™‚

This swirley bokeh is one of the reasons why I love this little lens



Summer’s coming to an end… But there are still some brave flowers shining bright

Please follow me on Instagram, where I’m posting one picture every day — Fuji camera & various vintage lenses ๐Ÿ™‚


Three pictures from Sweden ๐Ÿ™‚ Taken last weekend with my Fuji X-T2 camera and vintage lens Pentacon 50 mm.

I’ve also opened an Instagram account: @caleeamsterdamย ย  โค



Week 36 – One more from the rose garden ๐Ÿ™‚

(Posting a bit earlier than usual because I’m off to Sweden for the weekend!)

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Playing with my Pentacon 50 mm lens in the Rosarium in Vondelpark.. It’s not to everyone’s taste, but I personally love bubbly bokeh ๐Ÿ™‚

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New gear! ๐Ÿ™‚ Test shots!

I got another vintage lens: Pentacon 135 2.8. Itโ€™s a telephoto lens made in GDR (East Germany), I found one in mint condition and got it super cheap.

There are two versions of this lens, and I got the second version which is inferior to the first as it only has 6 blades and the diaphragm can close to f/22 (the first version has 15 blades and can close to f/32), but still a very nice and sharp lens which is fun to use. The minimum focusing distance is 170 cm, something that will take a bit getting used to for me, especially since Iโ€™ve mainly shot with a 60 mm macro lens the past year. Anyway, today I went for a little walk and took some first test shots with my new (although itโ€™s older than me) lens. It can of course only be used in full manual mode, but the focus ring is smooth and easy to use so it’s not really a problem I think.

Fast manual focus! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Never seen so many wasps as I’ve done this summer! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ