Thursday, 15 March 2012

какой объектив

I love wide-angle lenses. The Distagon 40mm provides a beautiful wide view on the world, but she is bulky. So today I took the 50mm on a short stroll. Less weight and probably better for general use in Сибирь.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Баидура (2)

Yes, I should give you a little more information about the Bandoura I showed you yesterday.
You can see the two parts of the instrument. The right is for melody, the left for accompaniment, roughly.
On the run-of-the-mill, mostly black "Anton Karas" Zither are six defined 4-string chords; the more sophisticated, often brown ones (like these two) have a "guitar-neck" so you can combine your own chords.
C romapryst

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


 I did promise you some really Russian music, but you'll have to wait a bit, my music-store has a problem.
But: I received some film from Украiна, and that's not Russia of course, but better than Lehar (below).
On the stamps a Bandoura, never heard of it, looks like a Zither to me. The band is called Дзвiнга (Swing!)(?)
and look what Luciano Carvari's photographer did to her!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Sunday, 4 March 2012

в кассете!

As I told you elsewhere, in the 19th century everyone did the photographic stuff him- (or her-!) self. And then came Kodak. But not in the CCCP. The amateurs (Lubitel!) refilled the cassettes that came with the 135camera, and developed at home, in the closet, under a blanket, in the standard drum.
But: in the nineties you could buy film in cassette, very modern. (And 20 kopeke more.)
I opened a box yesterday and what a surprise: no fancy metal throw-away, but a reloadable plastic cassette! 
How very sensible, and "environmental".
(Below: the old metal cassettes)