What an amazing experience this has been. After so many years of working in Photoshop professionally, I was able to relinquish control to serendipity, smell the chemistry that made it possible, and feel that magic I felt so long ago. It was 27 years since I stepped into a darkroom and I thank my wife Stephanie for nudging me to go and Diane Bos for being such an inspiration.
As these lenses are sitting blindly in their boxes still – bought them only this morning – there are no sample images as of yet. Looking forward to playing with these and seeing what I can come up with.
I have a Lumix G5 as my, run around, backpack, and play camera, and wanted something to get back into the “play” of photography without having to turn to the computer (as much).
The first is a Rising Pinhole lens. A wonderful little piece of manufacturing with a laser machined anodised aluminium plate. I believe it’s f .22. $69.00
The second is from SLR Magic out of the UK and sports a 26mm f1.4 and weighs a mere 96g. $125.00
Images to follow…