Old Manual Focus Prime Lens
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Over the last 30 years, photographers have become used to a variety of convenience features such as wide-open auto exposure, auto focus, and zoom lenses. Unfortunately, these features cost us depth-of-focus preview, precision and robustness of physical construction, and the superior IQ of prime lenses. This challenge is for photos created combining the best of both worlds: modern digital image capture and processing with an old, high-quality, manual-focus, prime lens.
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Thursday, 22nd October, 2009 (GMT)
Thursday, 29th October, 2009 – Wednesday, 4th November, 2009 (GMT)
Thursday, 5th November, 2009 – Wednesday, 11th November, 2009 (GMT)
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Shot last year at the Xmas Ball on campus. University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK If you're lucky you can get this lens for $50 on ebay. Stunning optical quality for the price. Great metal and rubber construction. Can be easily adapted to most DSLRs, see ebay.
|Submitted:||Thursday, 29th October, 2009 22:01 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Thursday, 11th December, 2008|
|Focal length:||50 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/50 sec|
|Notes:||f/3.5 Backlit with a mobile phone LED "flashlight"|
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