Revisiting the Canon FD 35mm f/2.0
A couple of months ago I purchased a Canon FD 35mm f/2.o lens to mount on my Olympus E-P3, now this is a manual focus-only lens on this camera body. I had originally thought that manually focusing on an LCD screen would be a piece of cake and how I would make a boatload of beautiful photos with this lens, but how terribly wrong I was. I ended up not using the lens as much as I had intended to because of the difficulty I experienced with manual focusing, which was also exacerbated by my deteriorating eyesight. So it stayed in storage until I saw it again a couple of days ago while rummaging through my camera stuff. I decided to take it out for a trip to the backyard as I felt guilty for having neglected this gorgeous piece of glass for a couple of months.
These are some of the photos that I took that afternoon with the lens mounted on an Olympus E-P3 body. I really love the pictures that come out of this camera and lens combo! I am also amazed at how close you can get to the subject with this combo. I should really use this lens more…. maybe after I get some glasses….. 😄