Almost a year ago I bought the Cosmicar 75mm 1.4 TV lens. This lens is a manual focus c-mount lens, made out of solid metal and lots of glass. It's a relatively big and heavy lens. You can buy old (classic) versions of this lens and new versions of this lens (it's still being produced). This one is the old version. It was probably once used in the 70's or 80's on 16mm film cameras or on a television camera. The specs make it seem like a good alternative for the excellent Olympus 75mm 1.8 portret lens. It has the same focal length, a large(r) aperture, but it's more affordable. I bought mine for around a 100 euros, where the Olympus lens costs about 9 times as much. Let's take a look at this Cosmicar TV lens.
After a while I got the film itch again. I was longing for the adventure of shooting with a medium which has it's limitations (compared to digital), but also the thrill of not knowing what the outcome would be (partly due to my inexperience with shooting film). I visited some websites selling 35mm film, watched some Youtube channels and decided that I wanted to try Kodak Tri-X black & white film. A more contrasty type of film, as opposed to the more neutral Ilford black & white film I shot with before.
See the photos I shot here below...