Saturday, July 21, 2018

Pic(k) of the Week: YFGF's evolution of photography

In 2009, this was the state of the photography, here, at YFGF: a Canon PowerShot SD400 point-and-shoot held together with —if not spit and baling wire— band-aids and duct tape.

Official camera of YFGF

In 2018, this: a seven-year-old Olympus Pen E-PL1 with a thirty-seven-year-old lens.

Canon legacy lens on Olympus Pen

The gear has changed. But the technique?

  • Adapting a full-frame Canon FD breech-mount 100mm ƒ/2.8 SSC coating (Super Spectra Coating) SLR lens —circa late 1970s— to a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera.
    • Adapter: Fotodiox Mount Adapter.
    • Adapted like this, tfocus and aperture must be manually controlled but the 'effective' focal length is doubled.
    • The "Super Spectra Coating" designation was, of course, just wonderfully silly jargon for lens coating (similar to the en vogue "curate" for "manage a beer bar").
    • Note the Dymo embossed tag identifying the original owner of the lens (circa late 1970s).

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of photos taken (or noted) by me, posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Top photo courtesy JayInVienna.
  • See the bottom photo on Flickr: here.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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