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Selling my Rig

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Orester 135/2.8 -film

Meet Murderer. But we call him Murdy. 😁 Kitty tongue! So adorable. And some of the most beautiful sea green eyes I’ve ever seen for any cat. 💕

For anyone wanting to shoot with a film lens in our technologically and digitally-advanced era, get yourself an M42 film lens, along with an M42 screw on adapter. It’s a thin ring that joins the DSLR camera with the film lens, marrying the new with the vintage/old. You can vintage it up in Photoshop, etc.; but there’s something about a photo that’s shot with an actual vintage film lens that gives it a true vintage look and vibe- SOOTC (straight out of the camera).

I was close to selling this lens recently but then I saw this test shot and decided to keep it. (I have another 135 telephoto film lenses, a Super Tak, which I love, but it’s a 3.5 rather than a 2.8. I just can’t part with either. The 2.8 is especially great in low-light.)

Today is dark and rainy; perfect for popping in the ear pods and getting my gaming on. 😎