Selfies with the new old lens

I bought an adaptor some time ago for using old Canon FD-series lenses with my Olympus PEN E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds. Then a few days ago, I bought an f/1.4 50mm (prime, from back when that was standard) lens potentially older than I am to put it all together.

It arrived today. Here are the requisite selfies.

I love the analog focus (no autofocus possible anyways). I love seeing the focus distances on the ring, and setting the aperture there, too. I really love how much light this puppy sucks in. All these were with no flash — just mild incandescent lighting in our dark-as-a-cave living room at ISO 800 and 1/40th of a second. Probably f1.4, but who nose knows?

4 thoughts on “Selfies with the new old lens”

  1. Snooker in Berlin

    Wow! Looks great!
    You’re right, that baby PULLS in some light!
    Very nice!

    Sporting a little facial hair there too, eh?
    Looks good on ya.

    1. cliff1976

      Thanks on all counts, Snooker! Looking forward to lots of indoor use with it.

  2. krishwala

    Very nice. I have one of those but with food photography, I’m hunting for a deal on a 35mm.

    1. cliff1976

      I’m confused. You have one of what? You’re looking for a deal on a 35mm what? (film camera? SLR? P-n-S? Just a lens?)

      This lens is from old 35mm Canon cameras from the 1970s. From what I’ve read on Wikipedia, it might be older than I am.

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