Dad's dreamy old lens

Dad’s dreamy old lens

Hi friends.

It was during one of these delightful summer evenings, when the barbeque smoke settled and the last drops of wine made their way to my bloodstream, that I suddenly thought of my Dad’s gift to me on my 20-something birthday: his collection of Carl Zeiss lenses. At the time, I somehow managed to buy a converter from an E-bay shop that allowed for mounting the Contax-mount lenses on my Nikon D7000, but never really got around to trying them out, until this night (gallery below).

All of them are of excellent quality, and most of them are in an OK condition. Not surprisingly, I fell in love with the Carl Zeiss 50 mm 1.4 Planar lens, because it seems have gotten some sort of defect. I don’t know why, but it adds sort of a mist, a foggy touch to most photos. As a Photoshop tool, it might be one of the cheesiest, but as this effect is actually produced by the lens in its less-than-great state, I think the photos are quite a treat. Thanks Dad.

Have a great summer everyone.

Paul Philip Abrigo, 2014-06-15