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50by58macro - random plant

Posted by
Emanuel Högberg (Borås, Sweden) on 5 July 2011 in Plant & Nature.

This is a series of 20 photos taken with my new sort of self made lens. Inspired by this - http://shiningnewlight.tumblr.com/, 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 1/2000 second ISO 100

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 :)

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Lovely light, colors and focus!

5 Jul 2011 5:49am

Céline from New York City, United States

Very pretty shot !

5 Jul 2011 6:23am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Nice one! I'll try it..

5 Jul 2011 2:31pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

ery very cool.

6 Jul 2011 12:35am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

nice, very abstract

18 Jul 2011 12:00pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/2000 second
ISO 100

helios-44
50by58macro