Since the theme today is "Games", I decided to take my Lensbaby Composer Pro Lens out of hiding and give it a playful whirl. Because I wanted to get in close, I added an extension tube to make a Lensbaby Macro Lens.
Having recently read "The Lensbaby Chronicles" by Heidi Egerman
I was given new inspiration to experiment with this lens.
The lens I used is a Lensbaby Composer Pro- on the Lensbaby website it says that you need the Composer Pro AND a Screw in Lens (such as sweet 35 or sweet 50 optics-which I don't have) to use this lens. I didn't know that when I acquired it, I spent about an hour playing with it before it landed in my closet and was forgotten.
I decided to see what it can do without the screw in optics. It is a fun little toy with weird perspectives. You tilt the lens optic towards the item you want in focus and then use the focus ring to get it as close to focus as allowed. (many angles will not give you any focus, it depends on how you are lined up with your subject).
I found myself relating to Heidi, it is a tricky little bugger, but I am sure if a person spent enough time with it, you would achieve amazing results.
Of course, being a third party lens, it is completely manual, meaning focus peaking and other features on our modern cameras simply won't be available as an option.
Although I didn't really achieve what I was aiming for in my "Games" photos, I did shoot some interesting shots of other random objects and will post those in another blog, if anyone should be interested.
February 22, 2019 Photoblog365 Theme: Games