Author name: Ben Kepka

Thanks for reading this far. If you’re reading this bio you are one of my favourite people on the planet! A little about me: I’m a travel photographer and filmmaker, from New Zealand, now living the nomad lifestyle in Europe. If you are planning a trip and have any questions feel free to contact me at Cultured Kiwi.

5 Frames with Canon F-1 – By Ben Kepka

My great uncle (Zig) had an amazing life. He originally came from Poland to New Zealand as a refugee from World War 2. Once in New Zealand, he worked to cut some of the most famous walking tracks in the country. One of them, the Milford Track is often touted as the most beautiful walk in the world.He was an avid photographer and took tens of thousands of slides over the years, handing them all down to me. Along with these slides came a near mint condition Canon F1 with three lenses. The 35 – 105 f3.5 lens, the 70 – 210mm f4 lens and a 50mm f1.4 prime. In my mind, this is the holy trinity of lenses for a camera from yesteryear.

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