Day one - Russian glass

As far as the photography side goes for this little project here I'm going to give some details as to my "next few weeks" plan.

I've been home a week from a trip to Ireland and London. Currently I have 2 cameras that I shot with. A Canon 6d and a Fuji X-T10. Because I figured I'd primarily be taking landscape photos in Ireland I only took my Canon. With my Canon I have the 16-35 so I obviously wanted to be able to get wide for the landscape. My widest lens for my Fuji is a manual focus Russian Mir-20m. I love it but I gets lots of lens flare on sunny days I so didn't want to rely on just it for the trip. The Canon was great for the landscape but most evenings, and some days, we were doing a lot of walking around through cities, especially in London. Here I really missed my Fuji. Both of these cameras produce wonderful images but the Canon is just big and really starts to get heavy after 12 hours. When we walk around cities, we are constantly in and out of pubs, subways, shops, etc. Even in my bag the camera is big and heavy. I didn't take both with me because even though we had a rental car I wouldn't of been comfortable leaving one behind. They both won't fit in my camera bag at the same time. 

Now that I'm home I want to just go "old school" for a bit. I'm going to try for the next few days, weeks, maybe months even to primarily shoot with my Fuji using just a few old ass manual Russian lenses.

My X-T10 with the MIR-20M mounted

My X-T10 with the MIR-20M mounted

During this time I'm also going to mix in my Helios 44-2. I just love shooting with this lens. I don't know what it is about it. If you look around the internet I'm no where near the only one. Needles to say, this lens is pretty popular.

Now if I'm not traveling, I don't really get out much during the day as I work from home. When I get the itch to take a picture I tend to just walk around the house and look for something interesting. Over the next few weeks that will probably be most of the type of pictures I post. As I end this post I'll add in some of those photos.

 

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Just for the record

Just for the record