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50by58macro - Potato sprout 4

Posted by
Emanuel Högberg (Borås, Sweden) on 2 July 2011 in Plant & Nature.

This is a series of 20 photos taken with my new sort of self made lens. Inspired by this -, I bought an old Soviet Zenit 3M with a 58mm Helios-44 f2.0 lens which I attached to a camera house lid with a hole screwed in it using some sealants. I really enjoy the results - a fast portrait lens (58x1.6mm on my EOS 500D) which forces me to use full manual. Very stimulating and I think it makes me grow as a photographer.

Preceding this is 10 photos, decreasing the range to the subjects with each shot. Starting off with a train station and a cat, going further to regular macro with the 58mm, then followed by two shots taken with the lens detached from the body, giving a narrow DOF which is tilted.

This one is a part of 10 photos taken with my cheap 50mm f1.8 held against the Helios lens, making for some (potentially) interesting shots of plants, potato sprouts, an oxeye daisy and a dragonfly, which sadly died.

Canon EOS 500D 1/125 second F/1.8 ISO 100 50 mm

All comments are very much appreciated, good or bad, though I might not answer each and every one I'll take a look at your photoblog if you have one. It's always nice to be inspired by others, so let me know what you think :)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Très belle image, bravo !

2 Jul 2011 6:50am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent result - and intriguing macro!

2 Jul 2011 10:45am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wwoooww !
great !

2 Jul 2011 11:58am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Outstanding detail in this beautiful macro Emanuel! 5-stars!!!! Bravo! ;-)

2 Jul 2011 1:22pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandisoe macro et iamge, supertbe l'effet mangigique image de classe

2 Jul 2011 4:44pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand


2 Jul 2011 7:47pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Very cool to read about your lens making. Great macro shot.

3 Jul 2011 4:45am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

eine schöne Diagonale und ein guter Schärfeverlauf.

14 Aug 2011 2:51pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/125 second
ISO 100
50 mm