Telephoto Oulton Broad

I've had an old Pentax-M 135mm f/3.5 for a while now - something I inherited along with a Pentax MX film SLR that sadly no longer works (the mirror is gummed up). I'm really not much of a telephoto shooter - the only other long lens I can use is my wife's Fuji XC 50-230mm, which is... well, about what you'd expect for a modern low cost plastic lens: nothing particularly special, but not terrible either. The Pentax lens isn't plastic. It feels nice and solid, despite being a fairly low-cost, consumer-focused product when it was introduced. It's »

Heveningham Hall Country Fair

Last weekend, the 12th and 13th of July, the Heveningham Hall Country Fair was held. It sounded like a fine day out so Zoe and I went on the Sunday. We were quite fortunate with the weather – although it was raining pretty hard on the way, making driving along some single-track country roads somewhat more exciting than usual, by the time we reached the Fair the skies had cleared somewhat, giving way to a humid heat. The trip was also an excellent chance for me to try out my Voigtländer 25mm f⁄4 Snapshot-Skopar (not made any more, having »