Russar 20mm + Lens from Lomography

Recently I was given the privilege of testing the 20mm Russar Lens from lomography.  For such a wide angle lens it takes a lot of discipline for street photography, but it's been great fun to use.  At first I was nervous using so wide an angle lens to get close to people, my usual go to lens 90% of the time is a 35mm.  I felt like I was starting photography all over again, but that feeling soon dissipated, often times I was so close people thought I was shooting over their shoulder.  

It's a lovely compact lens, very sturdy.  With the high depth of field it turns the m6 into an almost point and shoot, for example at F8 it's DOF is 60 cm to infinity.  

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Leica M6 Russar 20mm

Also it was the first time I used bulk loader to make my own film, with a 100ft roll of RPX 400.

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35mm Bulk Loader

From now on, I will bulk load all my 35mm, it really does save a fortune.  

Below are more than 60 photos, shot on RPX 400 self made, all shot with the Russar 20mm lens.

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Vape in strong sunlight.

Vape in strong sunlight.

I decided to brave Temple Bar on Saint Patricks day.  

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Passion of the Christ recreation on Good Friday on Dublins Northside.

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Mayday march May 1st.

May 1st

May 1st

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More Easter weekend procession shots.

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Republican march Easter Monday outside the GPO O'Connell Street.

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Altogether it's a great Lens, really a lot of fun with excellent image quality.