[ad_1]New Favourite Lens We have been shooting a lot of film recently and acquiring old film cameras. As a matter of fact the cameras are seemingly multiplying beyond control. I bought an old Soviet Zenit camera that I managed to get working again. I took it out early this morning with a roll of black and white film into the forest. As I started shooting with this old relic I saw the world through one of the most beautiful and unique lenses I have ever had the opportunity to shoot with. It took me by surprise.
The old Zenit came with a Helios (another Soviet era relic) 50mm f/2.0 lens. It was in good condition and I left it on the camera. I got so excited this morning I pulled off the Helios lens from the Zenit and popped it onto one of my Fuji's using a M42 (the Zenit's camera mount - a very common mount during the 60's and 70's) to Fujifilm X adapter. Once the Helios was attached to the Fuji, I could see the results of this lens instantly.
Since I was shooting black and white film I decided to process these files from the Fuji accordingly. The middle shot is of the Zenit film camera and Helios lens attached and the M42 to Fuji X adapter.