This blog post is about the camera lenses I have used.
I’m going to update this blog post each time I use a different lense. I’ve noted down the camera I’ve used the lens with and how I used the lens.
Currently the only photos taken with the lenses mentioned in this blog post are of a motorcycle toy. Over the next few weeks, I will update the blog post with additional images for each lens.
Currently mentioned are lens that I use with a Canon EOS M camera. All the lenses mentioned require an adapter to allow them to work with the Canon EOS M camera.
Please note: All the test shots with the motorcycle toy were done without proper lighting. Other than resizing the photos and placing a watermark, I’ve not done any other editing of the photographs.
- Hanimar 1:4.5 f=200mm
- Helios MC Automatic 1:2.8 f=135mm
- Olympus Om-system F.Zuiko Auto-S 1:1.8 f=50mm
- SMC Pentax-M 1:1.7 50mm Ashi Opt. Co. Japan
The adapters I use with a Canon EOS M
Hanimar 1:4.5 f=200mm lens
The lens I used had a M42 mount, which I connected to a Canon EOS M using an Adaptout M42-EOS.M adapter.
This lens is suitable for taking photos of items in the distance with good lighting. I paid £2 GBP for this lens at a car boot sale. To take the motorcycle toy photo, I was some distance from the toy.
Helios MC Automatic 1:2.8 f=135mm lens
This lens cost me just £2.50 GBP from a charity shop. I used this lens with an Adaptout M42-EOS.M adapter, which means I can connect the lens to my Canon EOS M camera. This lens is ideal for taking photographs of objects slightly further away using a tripod.
When I first published this blog post, this was my favourite lens as I found it easy to carry around.
Olympus Om-system F.Zuiko Auto-S 1:1.8 f=50mm lens
I was given this lens free of charge via Freecycle. I used this lens on a Canon EOS M with a Fotga PK-EOSM adapter, but really I don’t think I should be using this adapter as it wasn’t meant for this lenses and it’s not 100% secured to the camera!
I often use this lens without a tripod.
SMC Pentax-M 1:1.7 50mm Ashi Opt. Co. Japan lens
Another lens I was given free of charge via Freecycle. Another lens that I’ve connected to a Canon EOS M using the Fotga PK-EOS M adapter.
Again, I often take photos with this lens without using a tripod.
I enjoy using a camera with third-party lenses and not just the camera manufacturer’s lenses. With the use of adapters, it has meant I can buy cheap old lenses, learn how to use different types of lenses and take different types of photographs.
I’m building a cheap lens collection and learning more about photography at the same time.