2017-06-29b - shorterimage

Sammie In Very Low Light

I purchased this Meyer Optik Görlitz Oreston 50mm f/1.8 in Zebra outer coat not long ago on a Hanimex Praktica Super TL. The whole kit was pretty cheap and it was mostly the Oreston here that I was after. Although the Praktica has turned out to be in very good shape and appears to be working well also. Right now I think I got a banging bargain with these two.

I shot a roll of color film this past week with the Praktica using another lens I know to be sharper for outdoor landscape type work. Hopefully I can post some of those scans when I get the film back from the developer. So tonight I decided .. since I'm a bachelor for the week and looking to fill my time .. to throw the Oreston on the A7RII and snap some Sammie shots if she would hold still long enough. Usually that's a no. But I think she's got the slows with Mom gone so that accounts for her somewhat languid look in these shots.

I decided on using the Oreston for this because I knew it would give the soft look I was looking for.

Meyer - Optik Görlitz Oreston 50mm f/1.8

Produced from 1960 - 1971

Per 'Vintage Camera Lenses' 


"The Meyer-Optik Görlitz Oreston 1.8 50 is a good vintage 50mm prime lens that offers a distinct look, a solid all metal construction at a very modest price. It ranges between its succesor the Pentacon 50mm 1.8 and the more expensive Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 1.8 50 in terms of pricing. The Meyer-Optik Görlitz Oreston 1.8 50 is very good at rendering warm colours and creates a distinctive vintage look. The Meyer-Optik Görlitz Oreston 1.8 50 also delivers a pretty distinctive bokeh but does lack a bit of sharpness when shot wide open at f1.8."

f1.8, 1/30th sec, ISO 3200

f1.8, 1/30th sec, ISO 3200

f1.8, 1/30th sec, ISO 3200


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