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1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA

Phone: +000 123 456 78
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Email: uiueux@gmail.com
Website: www.uiueux.com

Why Lazy Xenon Ions?


Lazy Xenon Ions is an anagram for Sony Nex Zonlai, the camera and lens, respectively, used for all images on this site.


It all started when I decided to get a cheap manual lens for a partly-broken Sony NEX-C3 I had aquired as part of a bundle. I acquired a used Zonlai 22mm F1.7 lens on ebay, created a Lightroom preset with a bit of a vintage flair and took the camera out when the light was not right for normal photography.


Shooting manual was a completely different experience and it gave me a renewed appreciation for photography. Everything slows down and decisions about aperture and focal point become much more deliberate. 


The broken C3 was soon replaced with a working 5N and I have since acquired many more manual lenses, but the Zonlai is still my favourite despite of, or because, its salient flaws.