Sunday, January 17, 2010

Old gear, new life

Last weekend I was stuck at Keat's Camera for almost an afternoon, the shop was packed with folks looking at new and old gear as well as photogs just hanging out. Had a chance to check out some stuff myself, chat with a few old and new photogs and then discovered Elephoto.

This weekend Raymond brought around an Elephoto to the hotel while stuck in KL. It's a teenie weenie Japanese made adapter to enable the use of Leica R-lenses with Canon EOS cameras. Thus all the R-lenses are brought back to life : 35/2.8, 90/2.8, 100/2.8, 135/2.8 and 180/2.8. They've been cooped up inside the drybox since 2004 and saw their last light of day in Spain back in the summer of 2003.


Aisya stressing a point, Canon 40D+R lens 35/2.8


Aisya, Canon 40D+R lens 35/2.8


Ali and Aisya, Canon 40D+R lens 35/2.8


Leica R7/35/2.0

With the efficacy of 2 systems (Canon and Leica) combined to one, there shouldn't be any further need for any new lenses anymore .... hmmmm except perhaps a superwide.

1 comment:

Danish said...

Assalamualaikum,
saw some FM2 on ebay and reminded me of you. A canonian now and leica-ian..Nikon not good enough huh?

2 kids.. last saw you in Ipoh..eons ago. Good to see things are turning mighty fine for you..insyalah.

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