Canal boat leaving lock

Canal boat leaving lock

Canal boat leaving lock

After having struggled with getting satisfying results with my lensbaby 2.0 on my Pentax MZ-S and Pentax K20D, both autofocus cameras, I had an epiphany and decided to use the lensbaby on my old, manual Pentax ME and all of a sudden it came together. As you probably know, the lensbaby is focussed by adjusting the tube length and tilting the lens to adjust the sweetspot with one hand while the other hand operates the shutter. After having used autofocus lenses for so long, I had completely forgotten the effective tools that a manual camera offers to help focus. The Pentax ME comes with with split image and a microprism ring in the centre in the viewfinder which offers a lot more help focussing a lensbaby than focussing just on the matte of my more modern cameras as the autofocus points would light up but cannot be relied upon.


Ilford FP4 Plus at 80 ISO developed in Rodinal in an 1:50 dilution for 9 minutes, agitated 2 inversions every 30 seconds.

One comment on “Canal boat leaving lock
  1. Stephen says:

    Great framing and I love the sense of movement – cool shot!

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