Tag Archives: Lens

Filter Adapter for TS-E 17mm Lens

The Canon TS-E 17mm lens, introduced in 2009, has proven itself to be a magnificent wide-angle optic, with stellar corner-to-corner performance. However, from the perspective of a landscape photographer, it has one shortcoming: a protruding bulbous front element that does not admit filters. A German photographer recently came up with a solution that uses the […]

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The Lady of Candolim

With its fields, hills, and a lovely beach, the historic village of Candolim in Goa was once a picture of serenity and beauty. The beach has now vanished through erosion and encroachment, and the fields & hills scarred by ugly concrete. The Church of Our Lady of Hope (Nossa Senhora da Esperança) was built in […]

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Centrum and Borg

Centrum is a new hotel (2005) in the heart of Reykjavík, located on Aðalstræti, the oldest street in town. Its buildings are modeled after a style prevalent here around 1900. Viking ruins discovered during its construction are now featured in a museum housed in the basement. A very short stroll brings us to Borg, the […]

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In Praise of Zeiss

I am a recent convert to the religion of Zeiss, and my initial experience suggests that I will be keeping the faith for a long time to come. The two Zeiss lenses currently in my bag are the ZE 50mm f/2 Makro Planar and the ZE 100mm f/2 Makro Planar, both manual focus lenses designed […]

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The Church in Húsavík

The settlement of Húsavík in north Iceland lies within a stone’s throw of the Arctic Circle, and is blessed with a magnificent setting. Among the town’s delights and idiosyncrasies is a unique church. From: Iceland – Bradt Travel Guide by Andrew Evans The Húsavík church was built in 1907 and looks nothing like any other […]

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