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Continuing the series of old OM film lenses used on my 10 year old CANON 500D (EOS Rebel T1i) I present you the Sun MC 60-150mm 4 Macro.

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Who is SUN?????

The company appeared soon after World War II as Sun Kōki K.K. (サン光機㈱, San Kōki). It was a successor of the company Gojō Kōki Seisakusho, maker of the K.O.L. lenses, which ceased its activity in 1945.Early Sun lenses had the brand names Xebec and Sola, inherited from the K.O.L. period. In the 1950s or 1960s, the company was using the English name Sun Optical Co., Ltd. and was based in the city of Ichikawa (in the Chiba Prefecture, at the East of Tokyo).Its logo was an elongated “S” crossed by two brackets.

Sun made interchangeable lenses in various mounts, for still and cine cameras. It changed its name to Gotō Sun (ゴトー・サン) at some time, perhaps in the 1970s, and no later than 1981.At that period, it manufactured the Orinox binocular camera, also sold as the Tasco Bino/Cam.

The company was still in existence in 1983, and disappeared in the 1980s. There is significant evidence to suggest that Sun was absorbed into Goyō Kōgaku Shōji Y.K. (五洋光学商事有限会社, also known as Goyo Optical Inc.), some time in the late 1980s. Goyo Optical was founded in 1976 and produces mainly CCTV and industrial lenses; however its 50mm f/0.95 lens has recently (2010) been sold under the Noktor brand in Micro Four Thirds mount. The Noktor brand is marketed by Noktor, LLC, Atlanta/USA.

It is a very nice looking lens with a retro/techno look for my eyes. Quite heavy and for sure quite big and solid.

Here are some samples (in all the photos the aperture was set at 8)

 

I took 2 same photos from the lens lengths the first is at 90mm and the second zoomed at 150mm

 

I did the same again

 

some more examples at 150mm

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after some editing in Lightroom (contrast+saturation etc) I really like the results although it is not an everyday lens and feels quite heavy.

I believe that shooting on a budget (100 euro for a Canon 500d body + 20 euro for a manual lens+10 euro adapter) is fun and can give results that you can be proud of. Sometimes way better than a posh high end super expensive mobile that 99% of the people use nowadays for photography…

Stay tuned for more…

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I had the opportunity to visit Chalkida again after 15+years a beautiful city which i would urge you to visit if you ever come to Greece. I had only a few hours to spend so I just took a few photos in the area around the old bridge.

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A few words on the City “Chalkida sits on the long narrow island of Evia, one of the largest islands in Greece, but you don’t have to take a boat to get there. Instead there are two bridges. The magnificent new suspension bridge is highly impressive but the real magic, the ‘crazy waters’ of the gulf of Evia, is best seen from the old bridge beyond it. It may seem like a really small tide for those used to the Atlantic but its behavior is seen nowhere else on this planet.

Every six hours it changes direction, for reasons that science is still unable to fully explain. Hundreds of visitors come almost daily from Athens, though probably not only to see this bizarre natural phenomenon. More likely, they are drawn by the warm atmosphere, the cafes and bars, walks by the shore and the delicious seafood. Chalkida is a nearby escape for Athenians and it can be yours, too.”

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“Window Glimpse, Bike Repair Shop “, Nikon D7200 & Tamron 18-200 F3.5-6.3 Di II VC

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NIKON D7200, Tamron 18-200 F3.5-6.3 Di II VC

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Drapetsona, Port, “Fish Market”, An old lady named Mary is fishing next to the docked ships while she enjoys her “Cigarillo”. She says that she leaves in a DIY hut next to the docked ships with her dog and her disabled man. When I saw her I just had to have her portrait. Starting a conversation with her really relaxed the situation.