Photo Of The Day: “Palm Beach”

Ok yes I know it’s been a long time since I had a decent camera review for you and I’m sorry it’s going to be a little longer cause just as I did my edits for my next review the computer crashes! Don’t you just hate that?!

Anyway, it’s almost 6am EST so there’s no way I’m going back to it now.

So just to let you know I’m still around, here’s a shot using a Leica M5 and vintage Canon 50mm f/0.95 “Dream Lens.” The film I believe was Fuji Superia 400. If you wish to see a larger version, you may now do so by clicking on the photo. I hope to include larger photos on future postings, now that I’ve found a decent work around to WordPress limitations on this.

My workflow is usually this…I start out testing the cameras and lenses on my kids, if they’re cooperative. Once I get decent shots of them, I move on to other subjects like the streets, buildings or anything else that strikes my fancy because once the gear passes the “kid test” I already know it’s going to do ok with anything else! šŸ˜Š

The Canon 50mm f/0.95 is one of my favorite lenses of all time and I’ve been using it for many years. It’s a specialized tool, no doubt, so I use it sparingly. To paraphrase that now retired handsome old man in the commercial…”I don’t use the lens often, but when I do, it’s the most interesting lens in the world.”

The lens has that unique soft/sharp thing going on. It’s not the sharpest lens in the world, it’s softer than it is sharp, but it certainly has its own character.

I hope to post a collection of Canon Dream Lens images from a variety of different bodies in the near future.

Have a great week and see you soon!

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5 thoughts on “Photo Of The Day: “Palm Beach”

  1. Hey Bro…I was lucky enough to see this very lens in action! The photo of Zoe certainly does reveal its character. That soft-sharp thing is really is “going on” in this beautiful image!

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    1. Hey Bro!! Thanks so much, yes indeed you have held this hunk of glass in your hands, last time I think was at the zoo. Thanks for your kind words, as always, appreciate it!!

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  2. Hey Broddaman, that lense is certainly unique and special. I came very close in purchasing one but, it didn’t go down. My workflow for testing new equipment is similar to yours, except now it starts out with my grandchildren and not my own children.
    One luv, and as Spark would say, “live long and prosper” šŸ––šŸ¾

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