The last two days have been mainly focused upon tidying my office and trying to throw out a load of old stuff that is really not needed any more. In the process I found a folder of old transparencies and as a bit of a diversion I tried taking digital shots of them using a converted lens thing I bought many years ago. The shot of a fine sunset at Balnakiel Beach, taken originally in 1992 while on holiday, was the ebst I could manage. The adaptor is desined to screw int the filter ring of the camera, 52mm diameter. I have a 52 to 58mm concerter ring so that made it possible to take this shot using my Canon EOS 500D with its 18-55mm EFS lens. However, youo have to orientate the slide manually and then focus and the lens twists so it all becomes a bit of a faff and difgficult to get a sharp focus, more practice needed, and very good light. Anyway, not bad for a quick trial, and amazing what a few tweaks in Lightroom will do as well.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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