Sunday, December 14, 2008

a (blurry) red cherry

taken using a combination of smc takumar 55mm f1.8 and vivitar 2x-8 teleconverter. the cheapo vivitar teleconverter (it came with the 55mm takumar) produces loads of chromatic abberations, yet i still regularly use it for close-ups as it's definitely more convenient to use rather than fumbling with various extension tubes; plus it keeps infinity focus too. it essentially turns the 55mm f1.8 into 110mm f3.5 (2-stop reduction) equivalent while keeping the 55mm's 45cm min focus distance.

thinking back, the kit lens - with IS and 25cm min focus distance - will probably produce sharper photos in the same condition; but hey, the takumars are more fun to use...

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