Belgarchi

Lives in United States Cape Ann, MA, United States
Works as a Retired Architect and Geophysicist.
Joined on Nov 22, 2012
About me:

My first serious camera was a Rolleiflex 4x4 ('reflex' dual-lens), followed by a Mamyia 500TL (24x36 SLR). I began taking slides, plus later B&W photos. I developed B&W films in my bathroom, and printed the negatives with a Meopta, later a Durst enlarger. I was a semi-professional in these film days (~35 years ago). I was using on a regular basis Leica R and Pentax K cameras. Around 2005, I had a tough time to transition from film to digital, the first digital cameras were terrible. From 2000 to 2015 my work didn't leave me enough time to practice photography seriously anyway. Now that I am retired and living on the North-East coast, I am enjoying photography again. Also, I got the 'ManualFocusOldLensesCollecting' virus.
Note that I made a big effort to list all my old lenses. Don't be astonished by the high 'I.Q.' scores (17-20/20): these lenses are all very good, I didn't keep the lesser ones. These I.Q. scores are made of resolution, contrast, flare, colors at different distances and aperture from center to corner, using an APS-C digital camera. For excellent samples: indeed, there are often more variation sample to sample than between lens models for these 30+ years old lenses!

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