Leaf litter

Sheerness, England. 2022

Must stop looking around the internet at photographic equipment!

I found a rare Lomography Jupiter 3+ 50mm f/1.5 Art Lens which was a updated version of the 50mm f/1.5 Jupiter 3 lens which was a Zeiss Sonnar copy. I say rare, as it turns out KMZ Zenit and Lomography only produced 500 units in 2016 and mine is serial number 000495. Very well made and solid feeling lens, although somewhat lighter than the Summilux 50mm (my main bugbear with that Leica lens is being so heavy!) and it’s a joy to use. This lens is a M39 thread mount and comes M mount adapter in the box. Very smooth focusing, step less aperture but does come the typical Russian filter size of 40.5mm.

Image courtesy from Lomography

My example was in mint condition, for £340 ~ $383, complete as the image above.

This shot was taken on Fomapan 100 Classic film wide open at f/1.5 on my Leica MP with a KMZ yellow filter.

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Out of the shadows

Canterbury, England. 2022

Leica MP, Summicron-M 35mm ASPH taken on Fomapan Classic 100 film.

Thirst

Rochester, England. 2022

Leica MP, Summicron 35mm ASPH, B+W yellow filter on Kodak Tri-X.

Jubilee

Tenterden, England. 2022

Before anyone asks, yes the post was leaning over. The pavement is on a bit of a slope, even the lamp post is leaning on the street corner.

Leica MP, Summicron 35mm ASPH, B&W neutral density filter on Kodak Pro Image 100 film.

Inbox

Honfleur, France. 2022

He was so busy occupied with his phone, he didn’t even notice me standing next to him with my camera.

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Summicron-M 35mm ASPH.

Pose

Honfleur, France. 2022

I saw this woman, with a sultry walk across the street and then stopped just over from me. Whether she’d seen me taking street images and decided she wanted to be photographed I’m not sure. Either way I’m pleased with the picture.

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Summicron-M 35mm ASPH.

A Dogs Life

Broadstairs, England 2021

Spotted this little chap sitting on his mistress knee outside a café in Broadstairs high Street and my dog Charlie didn’t even notice him sitting up there.

Leica M-P (Typ 240) with the Summilux 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens.

Market

More expired Fujicolor 200 film, this time Faversham market, England.

I was looking for colours this particular day. I took the shot because of the Baby Walker which I’d not seen on of these wooden and metal walkers for years, think they are all plastic these days and this example was in very good condition for it’s age. Just didn’t notice the statue in the background when I shot this composition.

ESSO Mascot

Some of the other wares laid out across the medieval street stones.

Fuel cans

Final frame in Faversham that morning before heading off to Whitstable harbour previous post ‘Harbour

Two Sacks

Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 duel range.

Shot on expired Fuji Color 200 film.