I recently procured an FD to EOS adapter for a shoot that I did this past weekend. I knew I’d need a much wider angle than a 50mm but the kit lens just does not open up wide enough for the effect I wanted. Since the one I really want will be out of my purchasing power for quite some time I looked (ok, Dmytro looked) in the online ads. A used FD wide angle lens was quickly procured for just over $100, and for less than $150 including shipping and the crappy Tim Horton’s coffee we drank while waiting to meet the lens seller, I had wide angle shooting capability on the T3. To my delight, I found that this lens (55mm 2.0) has a kind of dreamy halo effect in bright lighting situations…perfect for attempting to recreate those vintage shots in my shoot this weekend.
I posted some teaser shots without any editing on Instagram, but I’ll put them here, too. It’s more fun that way. The fully edited set won’t be available for at least a week as I’m currently in [really chilly] northern England until late Thursday evening. Have a great week everyone.
Photos of Ben and Kai from April 2013