ATL Model Meetup



Technical Notes: Nikon MF 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S on a Canon body.  Focus ring is nice and smooth, and the glass definitely has the vintage look from that era.  Bokeh is quite harsh and somewhat distracting compared to the newer lenses, and the lens aberrations can’t be fixed with the Canon software, but get over it, it’s digital and still good.  Shoot more, worry less.  The manual focusing also adds a randomness to the photos, recalling the film days when you weren’t guaranteed in-focus pictures.  (I shot for years with nothing but a 50mm on an old Minolta and reminds of simpler times.)  With my normal Nikon Strobist stuff, the snow on the pavement outside worked as a big white bounce panel, and the sun as a hair light.

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