About Fokuspoint

Cat in the window
Cat in the Window
Olympus E-510 | Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 | 28mm (56mm) | 1/80 sec | f/4 | ISO 100
Times change, and so do favorite pastimes and other activities. One thing that never changed for me is my love for capturing moments through photography.

I fell in love with photography at a relatively young age. The Agfa Optima III was my first camera. A fixed lens point-and-shoot hand-me-down. You can find information about my digital camera journey by clicking this link. I haven’t written anything about my film cameras yet. Once I do they those articles can be found in the gear section.

Do I have a favorite motive? Not really. Some people do. I admire that. However, I allow myself to photograph whatever strikes my fancy. There are some things I do kind of focus on – pun intended. I do love a nice bokeh; it can be wild or smooth. I also like flowers. I mean, who doesn’t? Those photographs, my favorite ones, can be found under projects.

Agfa optima iii
Agfa Optima III
by Panasonic DMC-FZ20

The Current Gear

Digital Cameras

  • Fujifilm X-E1  (Converted to Infrared Super Color IR 590nm.)
  • Fujifilm X-E3
  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max

Autofocus Lenses XF Mount

  • Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Fujinon XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
  • Fujinon XF 23mm f1.4 XF R
  • Fujinon XF 35mm f1.4 XF R
  • Fujinon XF 60mm f2.4 R Macro

Manual Lenses XF Mount

  • Brightin Star 35mm f0.95
  • Rokinon 12mm f2.0 NCS CS
  • Rokinon 100mm f2.8 Macro

Manual Lenses Varying Mounts

  • Auto Revuenon MC 50mm f1.7 (PK)
  • Auto Revuenon 55mm f1.4 (Tomioka) (M42)
  • Auto Sears 55mm f1.4 (Tomioka) (M42)
  • Helios 44 58mm f2 13 Blades KMZ (M39)
  • Helios 44-3 58mm f2 MC BelOMO (M42)
  • INDUSTAR-26m 52mm f2.8 (M39)
  • INDUSTAR-61 52mm f2.8 (M39)
  • Jupiter-8 50mm f2 (M39)
  • Lensbaby Composer Pro and the optics: double glass, sweet 35, sweet 50, edge 80
  • Meyer-Optik Görlitz Zebra Domiplan 50mm f2.8 (M42)
  • TTArtisan 100mm f2.8 (M42)

Filters and Adapters

  • Fujifilm Macro Extension Tube MCEX-11 (XF)
  • Fujifilm Macro Extension Tube MCEX-16 (XF)
  • Lensbaby macro kit and macro converters
  • Lens adapters from Fotasy and K&F
  • Nikon T5 Close Up Lens
  • B+W Polarizer Filters
  • Hoya R-72 Infrared Filter (720nm)

Other Hardware & Accessories

  • Epson SureColor P600
  • Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT Aluminum Alloy Tripod
  • Vanguard SBH-100 Ballhead (modified for an Arca Swiss plate)
  • Vanguard VEO 2 S 265CBQS Travel Tripod Kit with 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • VEO 2 BH-50 Compact Ball Head
  • Dot Line Adjustable Camera Platform (6.0″)
  • Olympus FL-50 Flash
  • Sunpak 383 Super Flash

Miscellanous Stuff

  • Air blower to keep the sensor clean
  • An assortment of rubber lens hoods
  • Extra lens caps for the front and rear
  • Lens pens
  • An assortment of lens pouches

Previous and Dormant Gear

Film Cameras

  • Agfa Optima III
  • Agfa Super Silette
  • Canon EOS 100
  • Holga
  • Revueflex AC2
  • Zeiss Icon Super Ikonta C

Olympus 4/3 Lenses

  • Zuiko 11-22mm f2.8-3.5
  • Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
  • Zuiko 14-54 mm f2.8-3.5
  • Zuiko 40-150 mm f4-5.6
  • Zuiko 50-200 mm f2.8-3.5 SWF
  • Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

Other Hardware & Accessories

  • Epson Perfection V700 Photo

    iPhones

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