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eBay here I come...

And the (potential) joy of broken lenses!

[Actually, as I have an old-timer lens with fungus, I'm more or less knitted already!]

https://petapixel.com/2019/05/28/per...eid=2a426fcff6
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Re: eBay here I come...

Hmmm. 'Using a Flawed Camera Lens for Creative Photos.'

I suppose using a Canon lens has to be a good start.
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I thought you were agnostic?!
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I thought you were agnostic?!
Noo; I don't know where you got that idea from.
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Re: eBay here I come...

In that case, I'll put you down as 'true believer'.
I'll light a candle too!
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In that case, I'll put you down as 'true believer'.
I'll light a candle too!
Oh yes, lots of candles, and some smoke and bells too please.
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Hmmm. 'Using a Flawed Camera Lens for Creative Photos.'
I think it would help break the effect of digital being too clean, almost clinical in appearance. Of course if your purpose is for recording absolute likeness, a sort of perfect reality (as far as the 2D representation of a photograph can do this), shoot digital with good optics. Perfect for medical imaging, or for use by building surveyors to include in their survey reports.
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Re: eBay here I come...

Aren't you worried about the fungus 'moving into' your camera?

Perhaps it's me being neurotic as I come from a microbio background & worked extensively with bugs, inc. fungi - just love 'em
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Perhaps it's me being neurotic as I come from a microbio background & worked extensively with bugs, inc. fungi - just love 'em
That would worry me too.

I have a number of Olympus prime lenses that were always prone to fungi so I would be concerned that keeping a badly fungused lens in close proximity is just asking for trouble. Fungi don't seem to respect anything including quality optics!
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Re: eBay here I come...

Sorry, but never mind the fungus I would not have kept any of those pictures
We all have our own preferences, but those did nothing for me at all

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Sorry, but never mind the fungus I would not have kept any of those pictures
We all have our own preferences, but those did nothing for me at all

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I didn't like to say that, but ........
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Sorry, but never mind the fungus I would not have kept any of those pictures
We all have our own preferences, but those did nothing for me at all

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I have thought a little about my comment since this morning, and whilst I still don't get the appeal of using fungusy lenses to create substandard images, let alone Canon lenses, I can see some artistic merit.

I follow a lady on Facebook who consistently posts stunning images from around the country. Most of the time I really enjoy her photographs and find them quite inspirational; but they always seem to paint such a rosy Kodachrome type image of life that I sometimes find them just a little bit sweet and sticky and crave for some gritty B&W images of the grottier places just around the corner from her picture postcard locations.
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I sometimes find them just a little bit sweet and sticky and crave for some gritty B&W images of the grottier places just around the corner from her picture postcard locations.
You're very welcome to come and take B&W images of the inside of my shed and back garden with your Mamiya. If that doesn't satisfy your cravings, nothing will

PS. Dont forget to borrow a blob of axle grease from Andy's Land Rover to smear on the lens

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Oh dear, sorry, I seem to have started something here ��
Mine was more of a tech than aesthetics question, but it’s interesting to hear what folk think about the fuzzy images... I don’t have sufficient artistic bent to comment on my this aspect ��
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Oh dear, sorry, I seem to have started something here ��
Mine was more of a tech than aesthetics question, but itís interesting to hear what folk think about the fuzzy images... I donít have sufficient artistic bent to comment on my this aspect ��
I think we will have to agree that this is 'modern art' Sue.

And I don't get it either.
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