Monday, October 23, 2017

A Touch of Impressionism, Canon FDn 50mm F1.8

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Canon AE-1 Program, Canon FDn 50mm 1:1.8

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A Touch of Impressionism, Canon FDn 50mm F1.8

'Five frames with the Canon FD 50mm F1.8, post-processed impressionism with the Canon AE-1 Program'

The Canon FD 50mm F1.8 was not without its own merits. The lens was the lightest, and the cheapest of all Canon FD interchangeable lenses, and the only lens in the Canon FDn series that came with only the SC (Spectra Coating) coating as opposed to the others which came with SSC coating. Handling was superb and its solid reputation for stable picture quality and sharp, crisp pictures has always been acknowledged.

Canon AE-1 Program, Canon FDn 50mm F1.8

Introduced as a successor to the Canon AE-1 (1976), the Canon AE-1 Program (1981) is one of the most popular cameras of all time. The 35mm SLR saw the introduction of the Program AE mode, which enables both the shutter speed and aperture automatically by the camera with the metering is slightly biased towards the shutter speed setting.

Canon AE-1 Program, Canon FDn 50mm F1.8

I was using the camera earlier and had a few frames from the film roll I was using. Took the chances of taking these few handheld night shots here. Well, shooting handheld means whatever that can go wrong will go wrong, you will surely end up with washed-out colors, camera shake, out of focus images, and all.

Rather than letting the shots go to waste, I took the images and went for a doodle with the Tone Curve tool on the image and post-processing editor, Olympus Viewer 3. The result was an interesting modernist art effect close enough to what I understand as being part of Impressionism. Of course, I might be wrong. Nevertheless, I did a few more and ended up with this week's post.

From Wikipedia: 'Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. Impressionism originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s.'


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