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Learn It Or Lose It

Day 300 of 365 - Learn It Or Lose It

Day 48 of 50 (50mm for 50days)

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I had a 'conversation' with on of my flickr friends today about manual focus. He is a big collector of old lenses and cameras that don't generally work together and ends up getting things like Olympus lenses to work with Canon body's through adapters and such. Obviously no auto focus is available in a situation like that. I brought up that manual focus is a challenge for me and the lensbaby I have had for almost a year has gotten almost no use because of it. So after my 50mm challenge (and yes I realize the lensbaby is also a 50mm) is over I will be spending some serious time with the lensbaby. I have committed to myself that if I don't learn to use it effectively very soon I am going to sell it. Hopefully that will motivate me. I love the idea of the lensbaby; I just haven't given it enough effort to make effective use of it yet.

 

And a link for those of you who don't know what it is.

 

Oh -- And happy day 300 to my fellow PAD2009ers that started Jan 1!

 

Edit: Add Lighting Info

Lighting:

Vivitar 285hv 1/16 Camera right through shoot through umbrella about 1 foot away

Shoot through umbrella held close camera left used as reflector

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Taken on October 27, 2009