Fujifilm X-E1 & Canon 50mm 1.2

I picked up this Fujifilm X-E1 on consignment the other day when I was down at my local camera shop. The body was there for $250, so I thought why not. At that price you can’t really go wrong. The screen has some scratches on it, but that kind of thing doesn’t bother me. I got my vintage Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 on the camera and have been testing it out for the past week. Everyday I learn something new about the camera and I think I am close to figuring out the settings so the jpegs come out the way I like. FYI, I have been shooting raw since forever, but the Fuji JPEGs are supposed to be what’s up so I’m moseying down that road right now.

The pictures bellow (except for the camera shot) are just some random shots I took with the camera. All the photos are straight out of the camera with no edits applied to the pictures. From one picture to the next I had wished I made a little adjustment here or there, but I am getting closer to what I want as the days go on. I am sure by this time next week I’ll have that thing dialled in perfect, well perfect for me at least haha.

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On The Railing

sony-a850-minolta-100mm-f2-8-macro-rob-moses-exif-dataI was out for a walk around the neighbourhood with my son Joshua yesterday evening. I wanted to shoot a photo with my Minolta 100mm lens and I figured I’d find something to shoot a long the way. When we got to the spot in the picture, my son suggested I just take a picture of him. I’m glad he made the suggestion, because I love how the photo turned out.

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On The Fence

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Cat

a6000 & Soligor 28mm 2.8

a6000 & Soligor 28mm f/2.8 @ 2.8

This is my little pal who goes by many names in our house. My two favourite are “Cat” and “Stinky”😅. This picture was really random. It was just a test shot and not a lot of thought or time went into it. I kind of like how it turned out though so it thought I would share it. I shot this photo on a Sony a6000 with an old manual focus Canon FD mount Soligor 28mm f/2.8. Pretty good combination if you ask me.

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Sony a7ii & Canon 50mm 1.2

I recently got a grip for my Sony a7ii. The grip is an aftermarket brand called Vello. The grip makes holding onto this camera feel way better and I am sure because of it I will reach for this camera more often than I do. The lens I have on the camera is a Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 manual focus lens from the 1970’s. Not only does this combination look awesome, it’s  produces awesome results! I added a photo I shot bellow that I took with this set up right after I took a picture of the camera. Oh and FYI, I shot the photo bellow handheld in the dead of night around 11:30pm!

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Shot with a Sony a7ii & Canon FD 50mm 1.2 – Settings: f/1.2, 1/15th, ISO 2000

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Old Camera Park

exif data rob moses nikon d2xs 50mm 1.8GEven in the middle of winter, Princes Island Park has people buzzing around. I shot this photo on my way home yesterday evening just as the sun started to set. I shot this photo with Nikon D2Xs & a 50mm 1.8G. Even though the D2Xs is an older camera now, it still performs wonderfully and is a real joy to use. I am no stranger to old cameras, or new ones and I divide my time up between the two types. I never got caught up in the attitude that the latest and greatest in cameras would get me the best pictures. For me, how the camera performs and how my images look at the end is what is important, not the latest or what other people think a good camera is.

Camera: iphone 5s

Camera: iphone 5s

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My Favourite 3 Cameras

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I had the Sony Fisheye Converter on for the above photo.

 

Although I have been known to shoot other brands of cameras here and there, Canon is my favourite. These 3 cameras in particular are my current favourites. The Cameras are a Canon 5D Mark iii, 1D Mark iii & a 6D. I know it’s kind of silly to have all 3 of these (not to mention all the other cameras I have), however they all have their uses where for me they shine the best. The 5D Mark iii is good for just about everything and I use it as such. The 1D Mark iii is great for sports when you need that quick frame per second (10 fps) and the 6D is nice to just walk around with and share photos quickly via the cameras wifi. They are all great cameras and if I had to choose just one it would be a very difficult choice.

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Lensbaby Sweet 35

Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 16-35L ii @ 35mm ~ Settings: f/5.6 – 1/5 – ISO 400

Canon 5D mark iii & Lensbaby Sweet 35

This is one crazy lens! I had been aware of Lensbaby for a long time now, but I never had the opportunity to use one. Then one day last week, I walked into a random thrift store and I saw this lens sitting in a glass case. I ask to check it out to see if the lens was in good working order. I put the Lensbaby on my 5D mark iii and it worked like a dream. The price tag said $75, but since it was thrift store I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask if they could cut me a little slack on the price, lucky for me they were cool with that and I got the lens for a measly $50! (retail price $380 US dollars). Score one for the R-O-B! haha ;).

These are just a couple of test shots I have taken with the lens so far. The lens is full manual focus and it kind of spins around on a little ball head similar to a tripod head. The bokeh is pretty wicked on it, but getting your focus on point can be a challenge (just as with any manual focus lens). I’ll let this lens bounce around in my bag for the next few months and see if I can get any cool pictures with it. We’ll see if Lensbaby can earn a permanent spot in my collection.

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LensBaby Sweet 35 35mm Canon 5D mark iii crazy lens bokeh Rob Moses Photography Calgary Photographer Photographers Native American Famous un celebrity Tlingit Ojibawa Top Popular Best Good Canadian gear porn 3Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 16-35L ii @ 35mm ~ Settings: f/2.8 – 1/30th – ISO 400

LensBaby Sweet 35 35mm Canon 5D mark iii crazy lens bokeh Rob Moses Photography Calgary Photographer Photographers Native American Famous un celebrity Tlingit Ojibawa Top Popular Best Good Canadian gear porn 2Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 16-35L ii @ 35mm ~ Settings: f/2.8 – 1/30th – ISO 400

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Nikon 50mm 1.8 vs 1.4 Video

I made this video yesterday that gives my thoughts on the Nikon 50mm 1.8D vs 1.4D. The test shots were very un-scientific. All pictures were taken hand-held, one after the other and the lighting in the room did not change.

This video was shot with a Canon T3i & 28mm 1.8 and a 5D mark iii & 16-35L. Sound was recorded with Rode Videomic Pro & a Blue Yeti Microphone.

The following pictures are the shots used in the video in the order they appear.

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-2Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.8 ~ Settings: f/1.8 – 1/160th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular PhotographersCamera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: f/1.4 – 1/250th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-7Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.8 ~ Settings: f/1.8 – 1/100th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-8Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: f/1.8 – 1/125th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-3Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.8 ~ Settings: f/1.8 – 1/100th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-4Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: f/1.4 – 1/160th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-5Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.8 ~ Settings: f/1.8 – 1/100th – ISO 800

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-6Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: f/1.4 – 1/160th – ISO 800

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Old Camera & Older Lens

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter than you might already know I got my hands on an old Nikon D70 with a Sigma 10-20mm lens for $75! I have been playing around with it lately just for fun and have gotten some good pictures with it. I put my old 1970’s 50mm 1.4 lens on it have found the combination really fun. For whatever reason, I find it really fun to try and get good pictures with this combination of a 10 year old DSLR & 40 year old lens haha. The way I see it, anything that gets me out the door taking pictures has got to be a good thing.

Bellow the camera shot is just a random picture of Calgary I took with this set up yesterday :).

Old Nikon D70 DSLR Camera 50mm 1.4 Ai Ais Manual focus lens - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer Photographer Native American Famous Tlingit Ojibawa Top Popular Best Canadian LifestyleCamera: Canon 6D & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: f/14 – 6 seconds – ISO 100

YYC Skyline urban big city buildings stormy clouds Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular PhotographersCamera: Nikon D70 & 50mm 1.4 Ai ~ Settings: f/16 – 1/100th – ISO 200

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Canon 35L vs 28mm 1.8

Last night I decided to do a quick little “battle of the bokeh” type test with the Canon 35mm 1.4 L series lens & the 28mm 1.8 prime. Given the prices difference in these lenses (35L – $1,479.00 vs 28mm $509.00) I can’t say I’d recommend springing for the L, unless your eyes can’t see anything else but the bokeh (which I get haha).

Images are straight out of camera and I put the collage frame together with the Moldiv app on my iPhone, hence the shabby quality when viewed large haha. In any case I think you get the idea ;).

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Un-scientific Test

If enough people want me to do a proper test between these 2 lenses I will, otherwise this will do the trick (it did it for me). 

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Spring is Here!

If you follow me on Twitter or my Facebook page you might have already seen this picture, but if you don’t, then here it is for the first time! haha. 

The snow is FINALLY melting around here in Calgary! I shot this one on Saturday evening just before the sun started setting.

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Canon 28mm f/1.8 Video Review

I haven’t made a YouTube video for a while so I thought I’d make a quick review about the Canon 28mm f/1.8 prime. It’s a lens I enjoy using, so I thought I’d put my 2 cents on the lens out there :).

Here is another random shot I took while making this video :).

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Cammy

I’m sure Saturday night is the worst possible time to post a picture, but here ya go anyhow haha.

My son Cammy likes to watch me out the front window in the morning as I leave for work. I snapped this one on my way out the door the other day :).

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