Friday, March 27, 2009
Playing around with some old camera equipment I inherited -- it's funny when you become known as "that person" -- the computer person, the musical person, the artistic person or the photo person or whatever -- somehow stuff that relates to your personage finds its way to you.
The conversation usually starts off, "I don't know if you could use any of this, but ..." and then a presentation of "this" follows. In my case, I've recieved a number of lenses and accessories for Nikon cameras over the years. The above photo was taken with a 135mm prime lens which was given to me after a friend bought it for $10 on eBay and a 2x teleconverter that was given to me along with various filters and a very sweet 50mm f1.8 lens (it has to be used on my digital SLR in manual mode since it's too old for the camera to recognize via its onboard computer, but boy does it do a nice job - but I digress).
The 135mm/teleconverter created an effective 400mm telephoto combo that captured the redwinged blackbird sitting in the top of an oak tree in my backyard.
Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.