I suppose it’s not really and truly macro, but at 1:2 (or thereabouts), it’s close enough. The difference between rocking back and forth to focus and twisting a little ring (or, in the best case, pushing a button) is indescribable. Instead of 8-12 shots to get one that might be in focus, it’s one […]
As mentioned previously, I recently acquired a Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D, my first auto-focus, close-focus, telephoto zoom lens.
…the main point of interest isn’t in focus. That’s one of the things I face by continuing to use reversed lenses (and concomitant rock-back-and-forth-type manual focus) and wide apertures. Alhamdulillah, I have some fun gear.
I’m better when I experiment with tools & processes, I think. It’s more fun, anyway. I don’t necessarily make good pictures when I experiment (see below), but I have more fun. I do plenty of experimenting, sorta, but I don’t quite have the time I would like for it. The (too brief) experiment here involved […]
I didn’t shoot much at all last week. I have a few technical ideas, things I would like to try with one or another of the cameras or lighting/staging rigs I’d like to build, but no real will or interest, or even much time to do any of it, and no ideas or inspiration about what […]
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 […]
I picked up a toy to add to the fun I’ve been having with the Olympus C-5050: the Vivitar HD4 MC AF High Definition 0.43x Wide Angle Converter W/Macro. I’m pretty sure it was designed for security cameras, but add it a 41–>52mm filter adapter designed to screw onto the front of the Oly, and *poof!* […]