Old Manual Focus Prime Lens

Challenge #5 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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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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Hummingbird in Flight with Hassy
by gil
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Hummingbird in flight capture with cheap Hasselblad CZ 150mm f4 + 1.4X TC. Lens bought from KEH with scratch in the rear element and that was why it was cheap (see link) http://art4less.smugmug.com/2009-Images/Hasselblad-Carl-Zeiss-Sonnar/7943592_bPbfX#524686571_8x8Hf
Submitted: Monday, 2nd November, 2009 06:08 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 18th April, 2009
Focal length: 0 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F1
ISO: 400
Notes: JPG, Handheld, used pre-focused technique, natural light, since JPG limited to basic PP
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