Shooting digital with a vintage Canon 35mm f2.8 lens

Shooting digital with a vintage Canon 35mm f2.8 lens

Today I swiped the dust out from my mirrorless camera and took it for a spin. I mounted a vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 lens to it with an adapter. I try to avoid being a “film vs. digital” guy, but sometimes modern technology just bugs me and I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with my digital camera. Especially auto focusing (on Canon EOS M3) sometimes drives me crazy. I definitely prefer manual focusing.

Using digital camera with a vintage lens, kinda makes it feel and look more like film. The focusing rings are usually so smooth and intuitive to use. And I could swear the images have a pretty believable vintage look. I shot these straight on monochrome settings and the results are very film-like and pleasing.

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #1

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #2

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #3

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #4

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #5

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #6

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #7

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #8

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #9

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #10

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #11

EOS M3 with vintage Canon FD 35mm f2.8 — #12

Pekka

Graphic designer and a 35mm film photography enthusiast. I enjoy straight photography on natural/available light and in-camera techniques. I'm inspired by early and mid-1900's classic photojournalism, street photography and documentary photography. Currently shooting mainly with Leica M6, and Olympus OM-4.

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