Yesterday was interesting. I photographed a post-doctoral party at restaurant Samppalinna. This place is very close to where I live, so the location was perfect from my point of view.
The evening was fun and I had brought with me a lot of lenses because I figured the dinner wouldn’t be so fast paced and I would be able to change lenses many times during the night. Especially fun in that regard, was my first use of a Nikon-to-Canon adaptor which I recently ordered. This little plate allows mounting Nikon AI lenses on a Canon camera (EF).
In our household, there’s an 85mm f/1.4 lens with Nikon mount, and this was my first chance to use it for real on my own camera. The lens is amazing, with awesome background blur (bokeh) capabilities. The adaptor worked as promised. Ten euros well spent. Check out these candid shots below for examples. Watch how everything except the target is blurry. Most of my own lenses have solid background blurring effect, but this one is just crazy.
The lens does not work so well during fast paced action though, which is due to it being manual focus only. This is true for all lenses attached with an adaptor. And because so little is in focus, its also kind of hard to get it just right. I actually recommend using live-view, when critival focus is needed with a manual focus lens. This is especially true with cheaper cameras where the viewfinder is not so big and bright, whereas the live-view screen is usually very accurate.
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