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Friday, August 17, 2012

You Never Know What You Will Find Somwhere

Janesville WI. I was there as part of doing some live coverage of Paul Ryan being nominated to run with Romeny as vice president. I was there to capture picture and sound. While shooting an interview in a local store I came upon this tasty item - an old camera. While  plenty of folks must of walked by, after all who cares about any film camera like a Praktica ? On the front was a Meyer Optik 50 1.8 ! I bought the entire thing for well less than what the lens alone was worth. I have some M42 to EF adaptors on order. Some quick tests with just holding the lens up to the camera say this lens is a winner despite its simple 6 blade aperture. Ready to shoot some test very soon!