Gear

My main tools for photography are Sony a7R camera and over 50 native and vintage lenses adapted to it. Most of the lens collection is from Sony, Minolta, Leica, Voigtländer, Carl Zeiss, Canon, Olympus, Nikon, Konica and Pentax. I also have old Russian and DDR made lenses like KMZ, Pentacon etc. Most lenses are manual focus that didn’t cost very much at the time before they could be properly adapted to digital cameras. But for me, manual focus is part of the hobby, they don’t drive rally with automatic gears, do they? I’m also using Leica M240 and Leica M9, as I really do like the rangefinder experience. Autofocus has its moments, but for getting in the zone so to speak, I need manual focus and preferably that is either my Leica M240 or M9, depending on the weather.

I have also a Sony NEX-7 , Fujifilm X100T, Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Fujifilm X-T1 as APS-C alternatives and several 35 mm film cameras, some of which work and some of which may not work. Of the ones that do work, I’m using Leica M5, Minolta X-700 with motorised winder, Canon F1n with motorised winder, Canon T70, Minolta SRT-100 and a ЗЕНИТ (Zenit) ET. My video camera is a Canon LEGRIA HF G10, the best feature of which is the low light capabilities (as the sensor has native 1080p resolution). For carrying gear I use Think Tank Retrospective 7 (Pinestone) or a smaller Golla Generation Mobile bag.

Sony a7R and Voigtländer Nokton 35 mm F1.2 Aspherical II

Sony a7R and Voigtländer Nokton 35 mm F1.2 Aspherical II

Fujifilm X100T with 23 mm F2 fixed lens (35 mm equivalent)

Fujifilm X100T with 23 mm F2 fixed lens (35 mm equivalent)

Canon F1n, FD 55 mm F1.2 Aspherical and motorised winder

Canon F1n, FD 55 mm F1.2 Aspherical and motorised winder

ЗЕНИТ (Zenit) ET and Zenit MC Helios-44-7 58 mm F2.0

ЗЕНИТ (Zenit) ET and Zenit MC Helios-44-7 58 mm F2.0

Minolta X-700, MD 50 mm F1.2 and motorised winder

Minolta X-700, MD 50 mm F1.2 and motorised winder