Thursday, February 02, 2017

How I overcome GAS


Lately, I have been experiencing GAS.  Not that odious ethereal substance.  I mean "Gear Acquisition Syndrome".  I have this on-and-off addiction to buy new toys.  It doesn't happen all the time but when it does it is hard for me to fight my obsession.  So I decided to look back at the stuff I got through the years knowing that there must be something I acquired but have forgotten about it.  Lo and behold, I found my lens adapter.  It's a metal piece that I got it years ago to be able to use my Hasselblad lens on my Canon EOS cameras.  The device was still in its box.  And I don't really remember using it.

I got out my old Canon 5D and looked for my Sonar f/4 150mm that I used on my Hasselblad 500CM.  Took several test shots and right away I fell in love with this new creature that I had assembled.  Well, it actually looks more like a monster and weigh a ton.  Most of the parts are metal except for the switches and the rubber strip to protect the camera.

As always, my favorite test shot is Mimi.  So here's a sample of the images I took.  The focus is less than ideal.  I would have wanted the main focus on Mimi's left eye but I missed.  The vintage lens had to be operated manually.  With an excited dog, it's not always easy to get a clear shot.  Overall I think the result is decent.  This will have to do.  For now.

#Lensadapter #testshots #Fotodiox 
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