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Iceland – the land of light – Third

This is going to be my third post on Iceland I hope you have had a chance to view the many photos in (part 1 and Part 2). I am going to focus on panoramas in this third post, less texts and more photos. Iceland is such a different place, so hard to describe, rough nature, real nature, and all over. There is no other place that draws me like Iceland does, and I could easily se myself living on this windy rough island. Continue reading Iceland – the land of light – Third

Iceland – the land of light – First

Iceland is one of the countries I cannot get enough of, I love to visit it again and again. Every time I have had the pleasure of going to Iceland it has resulted in new adventures and new impressions. Last year we visited the western parts surrounding Reykjavik, but this year we went more Eastover. The plan was to be staying just south from Vatnajökull and some 90km west of Höfn, focusing on the coast, glacier and icebergs. The trip did prove itself to be much more than planned, there was a abandoned Viking movie set, in stunning surroundings, Aurora Borealis, waterfalls, ice caving, canyon hike, stunning coastal sites, caves at Vik and more. Continue reading Iceland – the land of light – First

Das Objektiv, Meyer-Optik Görlitz Orestor 2.8 135mm (1)

Der Name Meyer-Optik-Görlitz ist mehr als das

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Today an adventure started, it arrived on a rainy day (typical). A perfectly restored Meyer-Optik Görlitz Orestor 2.8 135mm. It in such a good condition that it is practically impossible to judge its age, many thanks to Maziar Moarefi for this fine work.

My edition of the Meyer-Optik Görlitz Orestor 2.8 135mm is manufactured with the M42/Pentax mount, which makes it perfect for my A-Mount Sony Alpha A99V camera. It is one of the earlier versions with the typical zebra look (black and silver stripes). The lens was produced by the Meyer company in Dresden East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic, in the 1960ies. It is the 15 aperture blades iris.

First Impression

It’s solidly built, with a no-fuss preset aperture and satisfyingly smooth and very long-travel focus action. I like the long focus travel, while it makes for an easy manual focus. The focus seems very accurate compared to the Pentacon. It’s quite compact, and again compared to the Pentacon, about half a centimeter shorter.

Value

I do not buy lenses as an investment, though in this case the glass will continue to increase in value as they are not very simple due limited availability in good condition. It has therefor become a bit of a collectors item and the price of these lenses has gone up significantly in recent years, I forsee this trend to continue.

Why I got it

I was looking for this lens due to its attributes. It is renowned for its amazing bokeh which should spectacularly good at pretty much any aperture, due to that beautiful, perfectly circular 15-blade iris, it carries a hell of a good contrast with soft tonal transitions. These attributes is surely the reason why it earned its nickname “Bokeh Monster” and the “Bokeh King”. The lens highly loved as a portrait lens, but due to its flexibility it has many other appliances as it fit for all types of artistic photography where shallow depth of field and beautiful bokeh are key.

A first few shoots

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