A Brand New'ish Toy!!....Hello one and all...Just checked back in to suss out some more shots toward the calender this year and i see a lot to go through but i can never tire from looking at images and look foward to this.
I have not been on much as all things went a bit silly after the success of the images in the book with the fact that not quite 100% fit so had to be a bit careful but i have been taking quite a few recently with a new addition to my family of lenses of an out and out portrait lens to enable me to progress further but there is a lovely touch to this lens as i have taken a step back in time and gone with some good,solid and quality legacy glass.
As some of you know i use an Olympus DSLR and some of you will remember the old Reknown Olympus OM film cameras from bygone years and basically i bought an adaptor which enables me to use a lens that cost me with the adaptor around £50 off ebay rather than buying a £400 digital pro bit of glass i had my eyes on,i have bought the Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 "Made in Japan" version which was important as 5 different versions were made because it was a popular stand alone lens for the OM cameras ...3 of them were a bit more superior in optical quality as they were coated more and apart from the expensive MC the "made in japan" version was one of the others and made last in the series in the late 70's...I have to use either manual or aperture mode and focus manually but for the quality i am willing and enjoying the sacrifice and i love it!!! I will leave you all to decide on the quality with some shots i have had with it over the last month,i will put those in a seperate post...love you all and keep pushing those shutter buttons!! And quote of the day for me and so true from one of my favourite and one of the first.....
"Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. Photography is a major force in explaining man to man."
Edward Steichen 1879-1973