old meets new – Asahi 50mm lens attached to the digital body
sometimes i do this – i leave my house with the manual Ashai lens attached to my digital camera. i introduced the technique of freelensing in my old posts, but when i have this magic M42 to EF ring, i can use it in absolutely usual fully attached and not too dangerous way. during last few weeks of using it i find myself quite addicted to this combination and even stopped to push the Back Focus Button with my thumb
my question – what is the reason for this sudden love ? the focus is not too sharp as we love to have it during digital photography invasion. the manual focusing is much slower than fully automatic focus of a most slow digital camera. i’m trying to find additional “negative” sides, but i can’t.
about this lens – not expensive – around $80-120 for very good (mint) condition as i have. but now when i write this i remembered that my one was even chiper – this indicates that prices continue to rise. for my i choose a Super-Takumar not Super Multi Coated (SMC) Takumar with a goal to have this fantastic and creamy lens flare. these days i’m looking for 28mm f/3.5 additional lens – i really love to be wider (in terms of lenses angle) with it and to have more unmanaged light inside of my frames.
much more posts about this combination are coming very soon – collaboration with friends and portraits, night shootings during torrential rain in the southern TelAviv – most of this already taken and the pictures are waiting for my attention.
say me what you think about
thank you very much !