In the last week of testing/playing with Olympus C-5050, again with the “macro” filter. There’s something about this that feels very 1970s to me. I’m not sure what it is. Maybe the slightly desaturated color, maybe the mix of browns and blues, with just that hint of purple and orange, maybe the slightly off-kilter […]
And this is as close as it gets without any additional aid. The eye isn’t quite in focus, but that’s often what you get when you’re holding the camera at arms length, maybe 2″ away from the subject, trying to follow it on a tiny screen from 2002. I did pick up a wide angle/macro […]
After receiving a small Canon point-and-shoot back in 2006 or so, Mom had little use for her aging Olympus C-5050, and so she passed it on to me. DPReview has a much more thorough review than you’ll find here, in fact, all you get from me today is a brief usage report and a couple […]
Petzval Week episode 5: Afternoon (de)Light As you can see, the beautiful color rendition and excellent bokeh continues in the daytime: love this lens.
Petzval Week episode 4: not for landscapes*
Petzval Week episode 3: painting with Petzval d7000. Lomography X Zenit Petzval 85mm f/2.2. ISO400, AP mode, f/2.2. I arrived to work one morning a bit earlier than normal, and while sitting in the car and listening to NPR, the windshield fogged up. 5 minutes later, I walked into work with some shots on the card. […]
Happy Tax Day! I hope you’ve all happily paid your share to (theoretically) run the country!* Petzval Week episode 2: the carpark in the dark. Insofar as I shot these at f/2.2 before dawn, these shots are not any any way meant to be a test of sharpness or focus, but look at that color! […]