Lens test: Canon FL, FD and EF 50mm f/1.4 vs f/1.8

Some time ago I compared the EF and FD versions of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. It wasn’t exactly a fair test because the EF lens fits natively on my DSLR, while the FD lens needs an adapter with an optic. Now I am fortunate enough to own a Canon EOS M mirrorless digital camera which canContinue reading “Lens test: Canon FL, FD and EF 50mm f/1.4 vs f/1.8”

Salisbury Cathedral

On our recent trip to Salisbury, we visited the Cathedral. I had set myself a ban on digital photography, and so I took my Mamiya RB67 for landscape shots (such as Stonehenge and Old Sarum), and my Canon AE-1 Program for “portable” photography. Unfortunately, after I developed the four films on our return to Bristol,Continue reading “Salisbury Cathedral”

Lens test: Canon EF vs FD 50mm f/1.8

In 1987, Canon introduced their new autofocus-capable EF lens mount for their EOS series of cameras – including today’s digital SLRs. It was incompatible with the older manual focus FD lens mount. The flange focal distance of the newer EF lenses is slightly longer meaning that an adapter for mounting FD lenses on an EFContinue reading “Lens test: Canon EF vs FD 50mm f/1.8”

Infrared photos

I’ve dabbled with infrared photography before, but not had much luck. This time, I’m delighted with the results. If you want to read more about my method, please have a look at my other blog. If you just want to see the pictures – well here they are. Blue skies appear black and foliage appearsContinue reading “Infrared photos”

More experiments with film

After reasonable success with my first roll of film, I’ve now had my second roll developed. Here are the best shots from that selection. I’m rather pleased with the compositions and the way the lens behaves. But I’m not so keen on the noise in dark areas of the film, so next time I willContinue reading “More experiments with film”