Unconventional lenses – Old Car City with the Helios 44-2

Unconventional lenses – Old Car City with the Helios 44-2

I went up to Old Car City a few weeks ago to film a segment for the Tiny Details Macro Workshop, and while I was there I decided to shoot with the Helios 44-2 lens to make it a bit more exciting for myself. Old Car City is in White, Ga, just north of Atlanta....
Unconventional lenses – Lensbaby Edge 50&80

Unconventional lenses – Lensbaby Edge 50&80

Lensbaby Edge 50 & Edge 80 Earlier last year I went up to Gibbs Gardens to photograph the Daffodils in early spring. They have millions of them planted all throughout the grounds and woods. Definitely, a sight to behold. I was shooting with the Edge 80 on this...
Unconventional lenses – Lensbaby 3G

Unconventional lenses – Lensbaby 3G

Lensbaby 3G This is an interesting lens to play with. It is an early Lensbaby lens that I got off eBay a while back to experiment with. I can say after playing with this lens quite a bit on each set I put up that it is a challenging little lens! This lens looks a bit...
Unconventional lenses –  Lensbaby Sweet 50

Unconventional lenses – Lensbaby Sweet 50

Lensbaby Sweet 50 I’ve been using the Lensbabies for a long time now. I remember when the earliest ones came out and I got to see them at a camera show that came to town. I was not, however, using them from the very beginning because it was outside my budget for...
Unconventional lenses – Lensbaby Velvet 56 & 85

Unconventional lenses – Lensbaby Velvet 56 & 85

It’s no secret I love the Lensbaby Velvet lenses. I’d even go as far as to say they are my number one favorite lenses in my bag… and as you know by now – that is saying A LOT, since I have a slight addition to collecting art and vintage lenses!...
Unconventional lenses – Lensbaby Sol 45 VS Lensbaby Sweet 50

Unconventional lenses – Lensbaby Sol 45 VS Lensbaby Sweet 50

I just did a post on the Lensbaby Sol 45 and decided to do a comparison post for you showing the differences it offers vs the Lensbaby Sweet 50… which is the lens most people will compare this to when asking how is it different and why would they want one or the...
Unconventional lenses – Lensbaby Sol 45

Unconventional lenses – Lensbaby Sol 45

I got a new unconventional lens this week to play with. The Sol 45… from the Lensbaby company. It hasn’t been that long since my last unconventional lens purchase and I was lamenting the fact that I have most of the ones I already wanted and was wondering...
Unconventional lenses – Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm

Unconventional lenses – Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm

I got a new vintage lens off eBay this week!! Got the Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm. I get so excited when I get a new one in that I couldn’t wait to hit the flower market for a few pretties to photograph. This lens creates a pretty, soft swirl in the background...