PAD-Project: Week #2, Picture #2

Trash cans, differently coloured, differently sized, lined up and waiting to be filled or emptied. Seen on our way to do some grocery shopping. The light was very harsh (despite being well before noon), provoking strong contrasts. I like strong contrasts! :-)

PAD #9 | "Trash cans lined up" | Leica M8 + M-Rokkor 28/2.8 @ f/2.8, 1/6000 sec, ISO 160

PAD-Project: Week #2, Picture #1

Off into the second week of my PAD project! This week, I’m going to shoot my little 28mm M-Rokkor — at least until my new 28mm Biogon ZM arrives! 😀

Today’s picture was taken at humanities department of the University of Marburg, where I am working on my doctoral thesis and teaching students about ancient languages. In this hallway, the casings of the ceiling lights had all been taken off, probably in order to install new fluorescent tubes.

PAD #8 | "Lights, dismantled" | Leica M8 + M-Rokkor 28/2.8 @ f/2.8, 1/45 sec, ISO 1250

A photographic review of 2010

So 2010 is over. And as it is with things past, we tend to forget them through the daily work that occupies us. 2010 was quite a year, though. Many things happened. I’ve learned a lot of stuff. I have so many great and some not so great memories. I can’t do justice to all of them. So, here’s a little photographic review of 2010. One picture for each month — except for April, since I’ve lost all my pictures from April due to a harddisk crash in late 2010. (This is one of the not so great memories …)

January: Emil watching the snow fall through our balcony door. (This picture was featured in Steve Huff’s “Daily Inspiration” column.)

Olympus E-P1 + OM Zuiko 50/1.8

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Selling my M-Rokkor 28/2.8!

Since I’ve gotten the Voigtländer Ultron 28/1.9, I have no more need for my Minolta M-Rokkor 28/2.8 — the second smallest M-mount lens of this specification, right after the new Elmarit 28 ASPH.

If you’re interested, here’s my ad in the L-camera forum classifieds (in German, though).

I may have reported on this, the lens shows first signs of separation of the first two lens elements, which is typical for these lenses if they have not been repaired by Minolta. The are some companies left in Europe and overseas that offer to fix this problem at a reasonable price.

I’m asking 350 €, and will include the 40.5mm B+W 486 UV/IR cut filter. Insured shipping withing Germany is included in the price, for shipping abroad I’m sure we can make a deal.

Here are some illustrative pictures (click each for a 1000px version):

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Picture of the day (December 1, 2010)

It’s from a few days ago when it hadn’t yet begun to snow, but it fits the current winter mood, I think.

"Morning mist" | Leica M8 + M-Rokkor 28/2.8 @ f/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO 160