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Project 365 : Eye of Minolta

Once again, I’ve missed a few days on my Project 365. Tonight, I return to a favorite subject — my father-in-law’s old Minolta film camera. This camera is a treasure trove of fun images. Tonight, I elected to focus on a simple front-on image of the lens. I love the gearing and the mechanical feel of this camera’s appearance.

I captured this image with my Canon 7D and Canon 100/2.8 macro lens, finishing it in Lightroom through some localized adjustments.

Waiting Anxiously

Last week, I bought a new (to me) lens from eBay — a Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro lens — and it was supposed to be sent FedEx yesterday. I expect touchdown in the middle of the week.

This is a lens that will take my macro photography to a higher level. With it, I can blow tiny things up to five times their real size in the frame. Imagine filling a frame with something the size of a grain of rice. Or a bug’s eye. Or a dew droplet. You get the idea.

I can’t wait for this little dude to show up!