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Little boxes

Published May 11th, 2012

Arrived home today after a long day studying,having this sort of idea of mine being in a long time running.. and after some lengthy procrastination I decided I would use the time to practise my use of aperture and manual focusing with the dinky S90.

Heading upstairs I decided to rummage through my Dad's old photography messenger bag that he had only aqquired back a few months ago when one of our relatives discovered it.

The bag consisted of various Pentax, Tamron, Hoya and film boxes. Despite being mainly a holder for cardboard rather than photography tools I did however I come across a lone Vivitar lens and I bunch of empty film rolls.

I decided to improvise and create some unusual fusion lens out of an old Vivitar and various other bits and pieces that I found in the bag, however I found that it didn't quite work to the norm.

Using the "frankenstein" lens and the rest of the bits and pieces in the bag, specifically the old boxes and films rolls containers, I went on to use them as props in order to allow me to further practice my skill of manual focusing rather than relying on the S90s macro pre-set. With the frankenstein lens I was also able to practice free lensing, a unusual technique which also required the use of manual focusing - more practice I guess.

Post-processing wise I learnt that the use of manual focus aided me vastly in terms of detail compared to using the macro pre-set on the camera. However I also felt that I still needed to improve on the use of depth of field and especially white balance/ISO as during post-processing I found that many were incorrectly balanced with a presence of noise in many of the images - though this lent certain images a nice old-age feel.

I also found that my use of manual focus was especially limited by the camera itself for once, being a point and shoot and lacking a DSLR/macro lens I was unable to achieve the detail I wanted when portraying the theoretical final product in my head.

All in all it was time well spent, I best be back to revision now. I hope you enjoy this short excerpt!

EDIT: I later found out that the Vivitar wasn't even a standard lens, but instead an auto focus telescopic converter. Feel somewhat foolish..

Martin Fu.

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Vivitar I

Decided to rummage through my Dad's old photography messenger bag, consisting of various Pentax, Tamron, Hoya and film boxes. Despite being mainly a holder for cardboard rather than photography tools I did however I come across a lone Vivitar lens and I bunch of empty film rolls.

I decided to improvise and create some weird fusion of a lens out of an old Vivitar and various other bits and pieces, however it didn't quite work to the norm. However together with using the frankenstein of a lens and the rest of the bits and pieces in the bag consisting a few boxes and films rolls, I instead used as props in order to allow me to further practice my skill of manual focusing rather than relying on the S90s macro pre-set.

With the frankenstein lens I was also able to practice free lensing, a unusual technique which also required the use of manual focusing - more practice I guess.

EDIT: I later found out that the Vivitar wasn't even a standard lens, but instead an auto focus telescopic converter. Feel somewhat foolish..

Martin Fu 2012 ©

  • May 11th, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S90
  • 6mm / f/2 / 1/8 sec
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Japan

Decided to rummage through my Dad's old photography messenger bag, consisting of various Pentax, Tamron, Hoya and film boxes. Despite being mainly a holder for cardboard rather than photography tools I did however I come across a lone Vivitar lens and I bunch of empty film rolls.

I decided to improvise and create some weird fusion of a lens out of an old Vivitar and various other bits and pieces, however it didn't quite work to the norm. However together with using the frankenstein of a lens and the rest of the bits and pieces in the bag consisting a few boxes and films rolls, I instead used as props in order to allow me to further practice my skill of manual focusing rather than relying on the S90s macro pre-set. With the frankenstein lens I was also able to practice free lensing, a unusual technique which also required the use of manual focusing - more practice I guess.

EDIT: I later found out that the Vivitar wasn't even a standard lens, but instead an auto focus telescopic converter. Feel somewhat foolish..

Martin Fu 2012 ©

  • May 12th, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S90
  • 6mm / f/2 / 1/2 sec
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Vivitar II

Decided to rummage through my Dad's old photography messenger bag, consisting of various Pentax, Tamron, Hoya and film boxes. Despite being mainly a holder for cardboard rather than photography tools I did however I come across a lone Vivitar lens and I bunch of empty film rolls.

I decided to improvise and create some weird fusion of a lens out of an old Vivitar and various other bits and pieces, however it didn't quite work to the norm. However together with using the frankenstein of a lens and the rest of the bits and pieces in the bag consisting a few boxes and films rolls, I instead used as props in order to allow me to further practice my skill of manual focusing rather than relying on the S90s macro pre-set. With the frankenstein lens I was also able to practice free lensing, a unusual technique which also required the use of manual focusing - more practice I guess.

EDIT: I later found out that the Vivitar wasn't even a standard lens, but instead an auto focus telescopic converter. Feel somewhat foolish..

Martin Fu 2012 ©

  • May 11th, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S90
  • 6mm / f/2.2 / 1/8 sec
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Little Boxes I - Tamron

Decided to rummage through my Dad's old photography messenger bag, consisting of various Pentax, Tamron, Hoya and film boxes.

Using them as props in order to allow me to further practice my skill of manual focusing rather than relying on the S90s macro pre-set.

Martin Fu 2012 ©

  • May 11th, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S90
  • 6mm / f/2 / 1/80 sec
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Little Boxes II - Tamron

Decided to rummage through my Dad's old photography messenger bag, consisting of various Pentax, Tamron, Hoya and film boxes.

Using them as props in order to allow me to further practice my skill of manual focusing rather than relying on the S90s macro pre-set.

Martin Fu 2012 ©

  • May 11th, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S90
  • 6mm / f/2 / 1/50 sec
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Little Boxes III - Tamron

Decided to rummage through my Dad's old photography messenger bag, consisting of various Pentax, Tamron, Hoya and film boxes.

Using them as props in order to allow me to further practice my skill of manual focusing rather than relying on the S90s macro pre-set.

Martin Fu 2012 ©

  • May 11th, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S90
  • 6mm / f/2 / 1/30 sec

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