Saturday, June 23, 2007

Two shots

Philco (a very old refrigerator)
f/8.0, 1/160s
Taken at Shisha cafe on June 23, 2007

f/1.8, 1/500s
Window overlooking the river in my office

Friday, June 22, 2007


Senthil visited me last night. He brought beer and we sat on the balcony and talked about photography and work and drank. He borrowed my film SLR body and the Canon 28 mm prime lens. While looking for them to give to him, I came across the set of four screw-on magnification lenses which I had bought once upon a time. These are simple magnifying lenses with optics designed for photography. They reduce the depth of field of shots taken, so one has to be careful of not shooting with the lens wide open. When Senthil left, he forgot to take his Zippo with him. I shot a couple of pictures of the lighter with the magnification lenses, and am quite happy with this shot.

Canon EOS 400D
Canon 50mm lens
f/8.0, 1/3s
Handheld, with a +4 magnification filter

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Kind of blue

After reading comments from various people on how there was so much noise in pictures taken by the 500mm reflex lens that I have, I decided to calibrate the sharpness and resolution of that lens against the other zoom lens that I have, the Canon 75-300 USM III. After many trial shots, I came to the conclusion that the reflex lens is probably better off being used as a flower pot (after I take out the lens). It has very bad resolution, and it extremely difficult to focus. However, a very nice shot resulted from the entire exercise, which I present for you, wonderful readers. Hope you like it.

Canon 75-300 mm lens @ 300 mm
f/45, 13 seconds