Warning! Nerd alert!! If you don’t want to read about camera gear then scroll to the end to look at photos instead.
Despite the seemingly endless gloom during the last few months, there have been a couple of days when the sun has shone, delivering some magical winter light.
This has given me an opportunity to continue road-testing my Sony NEX-7 with shift adapter. This transforms a tiny mirrorless camera into a miniature view camera. Nikon full-frame lenses are used with the shift adapter, allowing converging verticals to be corrected.
Of course, it’s helpful to have wide angle lenses. And small ones at that, to keep the whole package as lightweight and compact as possible. Luckily I’ve been able to collate quite a collection of rare and unusual lenses for this purpose: Voigtlander 12mm and 15mm SL (Nikon fit) pancakes, an Olympus OM 18mm converted to Nikon mount, and the truly fabulous Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL mark 1.
I’ve been having more fun using this combination that the Olympus E-M5, which is a bit fiddly and unintuitive with legacy lenses. I’m not even missing the lack of image stabilisation.