So, with the help of Camera Traders I have been using various “classic” lens on my Canon EOS Rebel T3. I have been using lens originally designed for a Contax / Yashica system with an adapter for the Canon EOS system. The results have been very favourable. From the ability to pick up a 24mm lens for $100 (Tamron 24mm F2.8 see here for samples) it allows you to experiment with different fixed focal lens, rather than using clinical auto focus, and stabilized lenses. Don’t get me wrong, I still have some Canon auto focus lens sitting in the camera bag, but over the last few week they have been doing a lot more sitting than shooting. When I am doing product shots at work (online store) my cameras on a tripod, its tethered shooting to my laptop. I no question reach for my 28-80mm Canon AF. But when it comes to product shots for Facebook, or Fashion du Jour photos I will always reach out for some classic glass, the imperfections become perfection. And I must say, I have been blown away by the newest addition to my arsenal. A Carl Zeiss 45mm F2.8 – F22 Tessar T* Pancake. Its superior optics contained inside a 2cm casing. With the extra length the adapter adds it is just 25mm long. It adds so little weight, wile taking such sharp photos within a large aperture range. If there is a downside, it would be the minimal focal length is 60cm. That said, you have marked focus lengths from 60cm – 10m – ∞ – with prime being at 3.5M F8. Well, thats enough writing for now, im out to do some shooting. Some samples of the Zeiss 45mm below – for other samples of various lens check out some of the links above. Also many thanks to Matt Savage – Adventures on Film for the help and advice along the way.
Great concept by Christian Barnard.
I personally believe that podcast like
media is our future. Especially when
we are looking towards further education.
I find it is a nice break to look away from
busy picture screens relax and listen
to something informative.
worth a listen for sure
Episode One – HERE
excerpt from Jawl Properties
“Jawl Properties is in the process of developing a one acre site located in downtown Victoria at the intersection of Yates St, Blanshard St. and Johnson St. This building, designed by award-winning architect D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanisim, will offer 200,000 square feet of class A office and retail space in 7-storeys.”
This building also features a beautiful atruim open to all levels.
which should provide a great interaction between office and retail space. hopefully this will lead to further development of block of Johnson between Blanchard and Quadra.
The Last three days have
been around 30 degrees
its to hot to do anything.
creativity is grinding to
a halt.. hopefully back
to normal conditions soon.
With only two stages left this race has been rad.
I have been all about the Cervello Test Team
and it looks like Thor will take the green jersey.
check out the last stages..