Amateur Photographer Magazine – Vintage Legacy

Amateur Photographer Magazine – Vintage Legacy – 23 April 2016

Matthew Osborne Photography / @MrLeicaCom

May 2016

Katie with CZ Pancolar 80/1.8

Amateur Photographer Magazine

Vintage lenses on modern cameras

I wrote a six page article for the UK Amateur Photographer Magazine (23 April 2016 issue) on using old “legacy” lenses on modern DSLR and mirrorless cameras.  (*This does not include rangefinder cameras without Live View such as the Leica M8 and Leica M9).

Rather than repeat myself I have linked the full article below.

Harriett with Pancolar 80/1.8 SOOC

The images used for the article are quite old as they date back to my pre-Leica days when I was using a Nikon D800 DSLR, 2012-2013 mostly I think.

Here is a more recent photo using the same equipment with Stacey

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 80mm f1.8

Freelensing

The article also describes a photography technique which was my norm before I moved to Leica cameras and that was “Freelensing”.  I have written an article on this in the past so I have linked it below for perhaps better image examples.

Hasselblad Lens Freelensing

Old habits die hard

Shortly after the article was published I was explaining to model Elle how freelensing works.  As a result here is freelensing image from a few weeks ago before I went to Poland.

Freelensing

Freelensing on film

Finally, here are a few freelensing photos closer to my heart.  They are all shot on film cameras with model Tegan.  (My apologies for the grain!  It was expired film).

Expired 120 Ilford Delta 400

Vega 28 + Mamiya 645 Super

Ilford Delta 400 Film

 

Magazine Article – Full

Amateur Photographer Magazine – Vintage Legacy – 23 April 2016

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Out Now, the June 2013 edition of What Digital Camera Magazine, UK.  

MatthewOsbornePhotography features as the Photographer for the ‘In the Bag‘ piece as a Model Photographer and Wedding Photographer but also for Photography Tuition and lighting workshops. 

I discuss some of my favourite 35mm camera gear to use for Portraits and Weddings including; 35mm DSLRs & SLR film camera, Nikkor 200mm f2 AI-s lens, Nikkor 50mm f1.2 AI-S lens and the Samyang 85mm f1.4 lens.

In My Bag (if shooting 35mm DSLRs & film SLRs rather than Medium Format Film):
What Digital Camera - June 2013

See full size PDF here: What Digital Camera – June 2013

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Out Now, the June 2013 edition of NPhoto Magazine for Nikon camera enthusiasts, UK. 

MatthewOsbornePhotography features as the Pro Picks photographer as a Model Photographer and Wedding Photographer but also for Photography Tuition and lighting workshops.  I discuss some of my favourite Nikon gear to use for Portraits; the Nikon D800 digital camera, Nikon FM 35mm film camera, Nikkor 200mm f2 AI-s lens, Nikkor 50mm f1.2 AI-S lens and also the use of an Arrilight in the studio and on location.

Mugshot of me in my Coventry Photography Studio, UK with model Stacy McCarthy with Nikon D700 & Nikkor 35mm f1.4G lens.
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See full size PDF here: Pro Picks NPhoto Magazine – June 2013

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June 2012 - WhatDigitalCamera magazine

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What Digital Camera – Readable Full Size PDF