May Portrait

It’s been  a busy month so I am going to use the great photographers get out clause. “Natural Light” portrait.

This is a “Natural Light” portrait of my wife. This was captured with more vintage equipment, a Ricoh KR-10 and a Rikenon 1:2 50mm lens. The lens has a bit of internet folklore associated with it: It is said to be one of the sharpest lenses ever produced, but that seems to all link back to a set of rather dubious figures published in an 80’s magazine and uploaded to an internet forum back in ’09.

Anyhow; it’s a sharp lens, and the Ricoh is a great K mount camera with a nice match needle metering system and the ability to run in aperture priority, which makes it a quick manual camera. I have two primes for it, a 50mm and a 28mm. I could be tempted by a longer prime should one turns up for small change, but I think I can live with what I have. An under rated film camera really.

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