Photograph of A new lease of life by Alex Nichol

A new lease of life

Test shot taken with my Canon EOS 450D mounted with the Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 prime lens from my dad’s old Zenit E, made in Russia some 50-odd years ago.

This vintage glass really puts my modern Canon lenses to shame. It’s a little tight (about 92mm) on my APS-C camera body, but it makes a beautiful portrait and close-up lens.

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary. Alex has shot with pretty much everything, from classic 35mm and medium format film cameras from Zenit, Leica, Hasselblad and Rolleiflex, to digital SLR and mirrorless systems from Leica, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Olympus. He is currently shooting with the Fujifilm X System.


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