Hello my dear friends 🙂
Happy May day to all of you! How are you doing? As you know i love landscape and nature photography but i’m trapped in a place with no travel possibilities. I’ve come to terms with the fact that i cannot shoot any great landscapes near my house but i refuse to not at least try to find other ways of being creative. So i dug up my very first DSLR, a Canon 350D, which is still in perfect working condition and coupled it with my grandfather’s Meyer-Optik Görlitz Orestegon 29mm f/2.8. The 29mm would roughly translate to a 47mm lens with the 1.6x crop factor. You might wonder what’s the point of this. Well, if i could afford it i would have chosen to shoot with an all manual analog camera but since i can’t, this is the next best thing in my opinion. So i set my camera to manual, the lens is also fully manual and went for a long walk towards the sea.
The 350D has a tiny screen so i relied to the histogram for my exposure. It also has a tiny and not very bright viewfinder (at least compared to my current 60D) so the focus part was a challenge as well. But i didn’t care…The purpose of this walk was to enjoy and just shoot. So i was walking around carefree, enjoying the nature and exploring the world with my new toy. Here’s a slideshow with some of the shots i liked:
For the editing i played around with Nik Software Analog Efex Pro. I had the same amount of fun editing these photos as when i was taking them. I really like the results of this lens and i’m very impressed by the 350D, cause that camera is 8 years old and the raw files seem to carry a great amount of detail and dynamic range. Sometimes i feel like this camera can produce better photos that my 60D… Or maybe it’s just because this was my first DSLR and i still love it dearly.
Would you like to see more such photos taken with old lenses? Cause i’m thinking of doing more of that. I really enjoy being a part of the wordpress community and getting feedback from all of you, so i’m trying to find new things and ideas to blog about until i can travel and make beautiful landscape photos with the V-Light flavor 🙂
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