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Revisiting the Canon FD 35mm f/2.0

with 3 comments

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….. 😄

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Written by Benson

May 7, 2012 at 12:29 am

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  1. Practice makes… err… Better.

    Like the shots! Cherry blossoms are a favorite.

    lmsorenson

    May 7, 2012 at 1:00 am

  2. sakura! …cherry blossoms! 😀
    gorgeous captures!
    made me miss my sweet days in tokyo.

    docgelo

    May 30, 2012 at 2:27 am


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