Okay, from the first time I had a camera, I always relied on the magic motor inside the lens or inside the body to do the focusing part. I never have a manual lenses, I only stand 2 days with my father old camera, and I always thought that using manual lenses is slow, not-reliable, and just-not-for-me …
So today I gave myself a challenge to take the 35mm for a ride to my friend’s wedding and did some snapshot on the fish market near the wedding location. All using the 35mm, and flip-off the LCD screen, so I could have the feeling of using manual lens on film camera.
So here are the results (post-processed using the shameless cinametic-ish wannabe look haha)
As you may see, some of the images were out of focus … hahaha
Being a person who always use the autofocus system, who just half-press and kick the shutter … using manual lens bring me to a different tensions. The tension that I have to create a composed and focused image, and the tension when I saw the result on the end of the session was just …. abnormaly great! I mean, I didn’t know whether the image is in focus or not (the beep of AF confirmation was helping me to do the focusing, but not really reliable .. haha). So when I open the image and found that it just perfectly out of focus … I can only laugh at my fault, and strangely become addicted, and want to try again.
Well … maybe I started to become addicted to manual lens … :))