23 September, 2011

The ZEN Camera!

I bought this TOMA M-800 from a female Chinese fellow student when I studied landscape architecture at the University of Hannover, Germany.
It's a simple point'n'shoot camera out of plastic with a simple glass lens. Colorably the lens is made in Japan, but the whole camera looks and feels like a real Chinese camera.
But the special thing of this camera is that she is ZEN motorized.
Does that mean that the camera has got a motor (winder) that meditates when it transports the film? The motor or the camera itself meditates about the picture?
Yes, that's very strange ;)
Of course I searched in the internet, but there is nothing about the Toma. The only thing I've found is about a Toma M-616 and about a M-618.
This statement is very good: "La production TOMA ne me semble pas pléthorique, cette marque est voire même confidentielle."

I didn't use the camera often, just 3 times. But I tried to meditate when I shot pictures with the Toma.

"wirrwarr 2", germany, 2005

"between waters 2", brasil, 2007


22 September, 2011

The MACRO effect with an old ICA-lens! part 2!

Today macro pictures of magnolias! See part 1.

lens: ICA Macro 6.8/135mm
camera: Zenit 12 PRO
film: Fuji Superia XTRA 400
exposure time: 1/250
aperture: 6.8

The world peace with an old Kodak-lens! part 2!

In part 1 I've shown pictures which I took with the Kodak-Helios lens and the Praktica LTL3. Today some pictures which I took with the Kodak-Helios lens and the Zenit 12 PRO. Now we can see, that the cold war is finally over! That's a real Perestroika!

film: Fuji Superia XTRA 400
exposure time: 1/500
aperture: 4.5

18 September, 2011

DIY: A tarpaulin leather

Everybody knows the bags from Freitag and Ortlieb, which are made out of used truck tarpaulins. This material is robust, tough and water-repellent.
I didn't have an old truck tarpaulin, but I have got a tarpaulin from a broken AS-MOTOR 21-165/3 lawn mower.

I've used this material for a new leather for my Praktica LTL3.