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Photo365 - 356 - Sunset Guitar

Pete > Pete Blog > Photo365 - 356 - Sunset Guitar
22/12/2011 - 3:28 PM



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If you've followed my photo365 you will know I'm a fan of shallow focus, and bolting things on the front of a camera that weren't designed to be bolted on. My latest purchase is an 85mm f/1.8 Canon FD lens. You can buy lenses of this type on eBay for far less than the modern versions. And this one is much lighter too. I'll eventually get a Nikon or Pentax version (as I don't like the FD lens mount) but this was such a bargain I couldn't let it go.

It's attached to the front of an Olympus Pen E-P2 with a cheap Chinese adaptor. I added a 15mm extension tube to allow the closer focus. The shot is taken with the lens wide open.

I was photographing the neck then I saw the out of focus highlight and adjusted position so it sat in the dip of the guitar's body. It reminds me of a sunset. I focused on the thicker E string. I'm going to have fun using this lens. I just wish the EP2 would have the magnified view when focusing manual lenses as it's quite a challenge to focus using the screen at 100%.

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Tags: Bokeh, Guitar, Sunset

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conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2011 - 4:40 PM

I quite like shallow focus as well, and I like what you've done here. Nice, how that highlight looks like a bigger echo of the dot on the guitar.

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318739 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2011 - 5:10 PM

Yes Conrad, I spotted that too when taking the photo and I do have a version where I focused on the dot and angled the neck more, but decided the closer string focused here was my preference.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2011 - 7:19 PM

You guys and your bits and pieces. Grin
This is just so brilliant. The colours hang together so well and the whole image is very pleasing.

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