Monthly Archives: August 2010

Wild life photography

I do not take wild life photos. I never be able to say myself as a wild life photographer. The reason I do not is just I can not since a type of the cameras I use are not capable to take lenses longer than 135 mm. However, I still take pictures of animals when I can approch them close enough. I call this type of photos “Animal Portraits’ or “Portraits”.

Attention!

 I shot this photo with 90mm made in 1950’s. Great portrait lens.

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Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 Lens

I got an Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 Lens and a filter adapter and I tested this lens this lens last weekend. M-mount of Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 has been released, but my lens is screw mount version. The screw mount version does not have a rangefinder coupling so I have to rely on eye measurement. However, the closest focusing distance of the screw mount version is 0.3m. M-mount version is 0.5m. This 20cm of difference is significant for such a super wide angle lens.    

I got an Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 Lens and a filter adapter and I tested this lens this lens last weekend. M-mount of Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 has been released, but my lens is screw mount version. The screw mount version does not have a rangefinder coupling so I have to rely on eye measurement. However, the closest focusing distance of the screw mount version is 0.3m. M-mount version is 0.5m. This 20cm of difference is significant for such a super wide angle lens.    

I did not buy this lens to cover wide area of view. That will be done panorama head. Instead, I bought this lens to enjoy its stretched perspective.     

 

About 25cm awat from this horse Don’t lick my lens! 

I did not want to lie down on ground so I just approached my camera to the closest flowers about 25cm away. I did not use a finder.

Backcountry trip to Peter lougheed park

I went backcountry camping in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Kananaskis, Alberta last long weekend. Unfortunately, it was raining most of the times for whole 3 days. I lost a screw of the tripod head to attach a camera. So photography wise, it was not quite productive.  

I encountered a bear on the trail. The Grizzly was about 10m away, and it was only 200m before the turbine canyon camping site. I turned a corner on the trail and the Grizzly was just raising her head. I guess she saw me. Did I take pictures of the bear? It would be gastroscopy image, I guess.

Creek at the Turbine Canyon Camping site

Lawson Lake

After I shot this photo, the rain started. I had still 7km to my camping site.