NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spent some time today on the Upper West Side, ending my walk at St. John the Devine. Ok light (curtain filtered sunlight) so ok images. All shot with antique Carl Zeiss Jena lenses, mostly a 28 mm f8.0 Tessar from 1937 (the lens actually quotes its focal length in centimeters – 2.8 cm – which is the norm for pre-war Zeiss lenses). This was amazingly wide for its time – overall not a bad lens. The 28mm perspective is similar to an iPhone.
I’m shooting these lenses on my Sony 7Rii, which I don’t much like as an object and purely as a camera, but it has developed into a universal platform for legacy lenses of all types, as a result of very good support by adapter manufacturers. Its 42 meg sensor oversamples most lenses that aren’t designed for it or other very high resolution applications. But I’m tedious spending hours in Lightroom and Photoshop converting the Sony files to B&W and making them look like my images.
Day 2279 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago (day 1549): More fog