Sidmouth, South Devon


Photo Information
The view towards Beer and Branscombe. K100 with 35mm Optomax.
10/10/2010 - 11:11bwlchmawr
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/500
ApertureN/A
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length35mm
Views/Likes58/0

nonur

Link Posted 10/10/2010 - 11:19
Very nice compo and beautiful colour rendition! What a variety of lenses do you have, Andrew! And they all work so well with you!
Regards,
Nezih

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 10/10/2010 - 17:14
Thanks, Nezih.

I do have a lot of very old, prime lenses. I love using them and, because they're not zooms (mostly) and designed for 35mm film, the quality is surprisingly good. I also try to use them at moderate apertures, avoiding extremes. I make it a rule never to pay more than a few pounds for them. Photography is, after all, only a hobby!
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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nonur

Link Posted 10/10/2010 - 18:15
This is a good lesson to learn Andrew, to pay much less and achieve more than expected! And of course, not to push the limits. I'll try to find some, and I'm sure working with them manually will teach me a lot. Thank you!
Regards,
Nezih

GIULIO57

Link Posted 10/10/2010 - 19:39
Nice compo.Giulio57
PPG

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 10/10/2010 - 20:17
You're getting a bit good at this lark Andrew.
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

Roscoe

Link Posted 10/10/2010 - 20:42
Ah distant memories!

We always went to Sidmouth, when I was little lad, is Jacobs Ladder still there?


Kindest Regards,

Peter.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 11/10/2010 - 08:11
Thanks everyone.

Nezih, E-bay is still a good source of cheap lenses and yes, you do learn a lot about focusing. Manual focus is great fun and reconnects you with the craft. And as old lenses have distance markings and apertures on the barrel you can use hyper-distance focusing...

Peter, Jacob's Ladder is still there defying health and safety! We ascended it just after I took this shot. Sidmouth doesn't change and remains the most retrained and genteel resort in the South West.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05
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