Archive for October 2007
This one was taken using the built-in flash. The result wasn’t as bad as I though initially, and after a little playing curves it came out pretty decent, if you ask me 🙂 .
Today’s picture will be the last nature shot for the coming week or so, as I have made some indoors experiments. Thus, the next few posts will be dedicated to this series which I call «The bulb experiment» 😉
After some tinkering with a scavenged 50mm/1.8 Helios 77M on M42 mount I finally managed to get it working with my Olympus digital camera. Get it working is a way of speaking, as I have to set up almost everything manually with it mounted on the camera (exposure is the only part on which I get feedback from the camera body).
However, photography with it is quite an interesting experience, both because of the lens itself (I dreamed of such a bright prime for quite some time) and because of all the things I have to take care of (of which manual focus is the most difficult 🙂 ). It’s not even by far as optically perfect as the kit Zuiko’s are, but this somwhat contributes to it’s overall charm.
I hope I’ll be able to come back soon with some more shots made with the 50mm Helios (ideally some portraits, but right now I kinda lack models – hint, hint 😀 ).