Not-so-white christmas, but still…

…it was great. Just for fun I mounted some really old tele lenses from my father on my EOS 450D, and managed (with great patience) to take some shots that were in-focus and reasonably illuminated.

The longest was a 300mm lens from his old Praktika, which went to about 1000mm with two tele-converters and considering the DSLR’s crop factor. Of course a tripod was mandatory, and I finally found a use for the 450D’s live view: sometimes it was easier to adjust the focus watching the back LCD screen, especially when the lighting was poor (I usually had to focus with the aperture wide open to be able to actually see something). With the ~1000mm I also had to use a 10-seconds-self-timer, because it would take the setup this long after pressing the button to stop swinging.

The outdoor photos were shot hand-held with a 135mm (before cropping) lens of a Yashica SLR. Photos 1-3 and 5 were taken with the 450’s kit lens.

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008

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