Having tested loads of old manual focus lenses on a Canon 60D, this post is about using them for a practical, commercial purpose (rather than just mucking about with them!).
This set was shot for a specific request from the agency for images of a typewriter, booze and a cigarette – I suppose in a sort of vintage Hemmingway style. The typewriter was bought two years ago in a second-hand shop because, well, I couldn’t resist it for £10 (did I mention I’m a terrible junk buyer), and it finally came in useful! The ‘scotch’ is unfortunately only cold tea….
All taken on a Canon 60D with various manual focus lenses, then given different treatments in DXO Filmpack.
First one – on a Meyer Optik Gorlitz Primotar E 50mm f3.5 (tested here) with an M42 to EF adaptor. The softness wide open seemed to compliment the subject.
Second – on a Zuiko 50mm f1.4 (used previously here) – that narrow depth of field blurred away the otherwise modern looking kitchen.
And finally, two shots with one of my favourites – the Helios Jupiter 85mm f2 (tested here), stopped down slightly to give just a hint of the scotch and cigarettes in the background.
So – they do have a practical use after all, especially for shooting ‘vintage’ look shots. DXO Filmpack added to the images by giving them a final ‘film’ tweak.
Hope you like them and thanks for looking.