I set out to the backyard again to test the Canon FD 35mm f/2.0 lens and I happened to pass by the hydrangea bush again. I love how you can get very close to things when its mounted on a m4/3 body, I don't actually know exactly how close but its very close. I must say that I like how it renders out of focus areas.


I had a bit of trouble trying to take this photo because:

1. It was quite windy the day I took this picture and it made the dried flower head sway all over the place and I got tons of out of focus shots!

2. I was holding the flower stalk with one hand and the camera with another hand.... how did I focus using a manual focus lens you ask? Well, I set the camera to the closest focusing distance and swayed back and forth until I got the stalk in focus.

3. The E-P3 body and 35mm FD lens I used equaled to about 700g in weight, which is not very conducive for taking sharp close up photos when held with 1 hand.


Thinking back, I should have tried to do something about 2 and 3.... lol.

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Taken on February 9, 2012