Soft Play For Grown Ups – With The Zenit MC Zenitar-M2s 50mm f/2

The words "soft" and "play" in the same sentence fill many a parent with dread. Visions of children getting lost, presumed dead - or at best graphically injured - in the bowels of a giant multi-coloured indoor castle/pirate ship/spaceship/jungle that's crawling with other hot, sweaty and not doubt germ laden children, with the ever present… Continue reading Soft Play For Grown Ups – With The Zenit MC Zenitar-M2s 50mm f/2

A Bokeh Dream Set Up For Less Than £50

It's fair to say that, in the full flow of using DSLRs with vintage manual lenses, bokeh is a prominent feature in my photographs.  In fact, the out of focus background is often of greater importance to me than the subject in focus. When I think of bokeh, the first lens that comes to mind… Continue reading A Bokeh Dream Set Up For Less Than £50

Why I Shoot Aperture Priority Mode 95% Of The Time

Shooting camera phones from 2005-2011, I had no idea what aperture was, let alone how to change it. I just pointed, pressed the shutter button, and let the camera make all the technical decisions. But I did know from early on that some photos seemed to have backgrounds more blurred and out of focus than… Continue reading Why I Shoot Aperture Priority Mode 95% Of The Time