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Archive for October 29th, 2007

50mm play

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Tufănele (?)

Autumn flowers

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 😀 ).

Written by miChou

29-Oct-2007 at 0:00

Posted in 50mm, autumn, bokeh, green, macro