I’ve been taking close-up photos of flowers against white backgrounds using a Canon EF 50 1.4 and extension tubes. The pics look great printed really big (A1+) on vinyl.Continue reading “Canon FD 50mm f3.5 macro”
The Canon FD 20mm f2.8 has become my favourite lens. I sometimes put another lens on the camera… but it pretty soon comes off again.Continue reading “My favourite lens”
This lens is my favourite film camera lens. To be able to use it on a full frame digital camera… pure joy.Continue reading “Canon FD 50mm f1.4”
I’ve got quite a few Canon EF and FD lenses. When I bought a Sony A7 I also got Fotodiox FD and EF converters.
The first thing I did when the camera arrived was put my EF 50mm f1.4 on it. That was disappointing. Practically unusable AF. So I tried the FD 50mm 1.4 on it, and then I understood what the camera was for.
It is built for shooting with old manual lenses. You can get adaptors for M39 and M42 screw mount, Leica M, Nikon, Canon, even medium format lenses. That’s a world of lovely, characterful glass – some of it really cheap, almost all of it good value.Continue reading “Using manual lenses on a Sony A7”