More film and an old favorite view.

Again the fed2 and industar 26m combination. This is the view that met me when I first discovered Wins Common, about 6 hours later I made an offer on my house.      

More Soviet Glass

  More glass arrived recently. It’s an Industar 50, not exactly exciting really. Apparently these non collapsing 50’s are optically similar to the collapsing 50’s found on the fed1. It’s seized solid, and will be the first lens stripped and lubricated, (just as soon as I find my jewelers screwdriver set).

Lenningrad 8, it bloody works

  It appears the selenium lightmeter works. Here is the proof, fresh from the first roll of xp2 to come back from Westend Cameras. There is a little lens flare apparent in some of the images so I have sourced a metal lens hood on ebay which could help although I have a horrible feeling […]


I picked up an old exposure meter to go with the fed 2 the other day. It’s a lenningrad 8, a good semipro meter from 1983. Being high end Soviet and intended for the export market it originally came with instructions. Which are a little confusing, here’s an extract: “Depending of an exposure determining method […]