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Bind

He was in a bind. His sister-in-law wanted portraits of her son. He didn’t have a Fuji lens with a focal length for social distancing. But he had a FotodioX lens adapter and a 135mm legacy M42 prime lens.…

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Isolation Photo Project, Day 42: Skyview Preserve

I don't have many words today. I woke up late. The sun was shining, and I knew I wanted to have beer and bratwurst for lunch. After lunch, Bhavna wanted to enjoy the outdoors given how much rain we had this week but we also knew that the state had relaxed some of the restrictions on public parks and expected that every idiot would be out and we didn't trust that people would remember to physical distance and wear a…

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Walk and Talk

While driving home after breakfast at Aunt Chubby’s I asked Bhavna to take a walk with me along the Aunt Molly Trail of St. Michael’s Nature Preserve. I had mentioned to her that a few weeks prior, I had walked the Aunt Molly Trail after breakfast by myself at Aunt Chubby’s. After we started walking Bhavna mentioned that after our adult children returned to university for the winter semester that the two of us could develop a weekend routine of…

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Aunty Chubby's

I had every intention of getting up early this morning, driving to Hopewell for breakfast at Aunty Chubby’s, then afterwards either walking around town or on the Aunt Molly Trail of the with my camera. However, I was up late last night binge-watching episodes of Messiah, a show that I had in my watchlist but hadn’t watched until it started trending on Netflix, and woke up tired and didn’t have the motivation to get dressed. Instead, I made my breakfast…

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Experience Reports

Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm F2.8 M42

I have often read that the 35mm (full-frame equivalent) is the perfect all-around focal length. On a 35mm camera, this focal length is wide enough for a scene to fill a frame, but long enough to isolate an individual subject. I had often also read that a 50mm prime lens, the ‘nifty fifty,’ is the most useful and complete all-round lens. Before the advent of zooms, most film cameras were fitted with 50mm lenses. It has been written that Henri…

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