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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I used this lens wide open at f2.0, because I wanted a very narrow depth of field to emphasize his hand.
|Submitted:||Saturday, 31st October, 2009 21:53 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Wednesday, 28th October, 2009|
|Focal length:||40 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/30 sec|
|Notes:||The Minolta CLE camera was introduced in 1980. It came with three lenses in M Leica mount. The "normal" lens was a 40mm f2.0. Over the years I've used them less and less. However, I recently bought an "M" adapter for my G1 and have been trying all my "Leica" lenses. The field of view is 80mm (at f2.0).|
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