10 thoughts on “Brunch

  1. Abilio says:

    This is just wonderful…particularly the way the reds “pop” against the more muted colors. Truly cinematic image; a piece of photographic art.

  2. andygemmell says:

    Has a high key look, though just retains enough detail in the whites to create a nice visual effect. Interesting film! Timeless image :-)….

    P.S. Decided on Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2 lens to replace Elmar. 35mm not a normal focal length for me but one I want to use more.

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks Andy!

      The Biogon is a nice lens…if I’m not mistaken, I’m pretty sure that’s what Ondra is currently shooting with.

      Hope you’re well,


      • andygemmell says:

        Ondra….if in cyberland keen to her your thoughts!

        The contenders were Cron (version IV)…or Cron (Version 1) but both too expensive imo for someone still grappling with 35mm! Also the lens you have used here but just a bit too large for me. 28 Cron but again very expensive.

      • Ondrej Caska says:

        Hi All, yep, Zeiss Biogon is an amazing lens. Although I have the slower f/2.8 version marked as “C Biogon”. Its a flawless lens. I think that f/2.0 is also great lens.

        I was also thinking of getting a faster 35mm lens which is not that big and heavy as great Voigt f/1.2. I like very much vintage rendering of Summaron f/3.5, so something like that. Cron 8 element seems the way to go. But when I look on internet, I like much more photos shot with Summaron f/2.8. Moreover, Cron 8 element is very expensive and there is a risk that it will be defected (dust, oil etc.) So I decided to keep my 35mm lenses 🙂

        By the way, I updated by webpages and put there a section with my film photos 🙂


      • mewanchuk says:

        Thanks Ondra!

        The website looks fantastic–I really like the theme you’ve chosen. And the photos are outstanding! I am going to need to spend some more time going through them in detail.

        As for lenses, you should really try the Nokton 40mm f/1.4–get the SC (or single-coated) version if you are using it for B&W, or like the more vintage look. It is really a great lens to own.

        Hope you’re well,


      • andygemmell says:

        Very atmospheric Ondra…..like going into another world. I do remember some of these images but looks like you’ve added some more.

        Thanks for thoughts on the Biogon! Mark the Nokton was also an option but too close to 50mm for me. I’ve kept 50 lux :-)!

      • mewanchuk says:


        …40 is closer to 35 than 50.


        Seriously though: the only disadvantage of the 40mm is the framing: you’ve got to get used to the “50 plus” mode of thinking, on the 50mm framelines.


  3. Ondrej Caska says:

    Thank you Mark and Andy for your feedback 🙂

    I read somewhere that Nokton 40mm is a great lens. Maybe it would be a way to go 🙂 I tend to prefer BW lately. However, I am not so sure about that 40mm focal length. But I think that I heard or read somewhere that even C-Biogon 35mm was not exactly 35mm lens – the focal length is said to be narrower.

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