Dogs in pubs: always a good idea.
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I had to go out and leave Jake on his own for a few hours, as part of his separation anxiety training. So obviously I went and sat in a pub. To amuse myself, I took with me:
I’d probably have had my iPad except I had to leave it at home running our dog monitoring app so I could come back if Jake started really barking.
Sometimes I write a tumblr post with emoji Unicode in it, and set it to reshare to Twitter and Facebook.
Why? Because some men just want to watch the world burn.
The tweet made it through, but with a bonus extra “⁰” character. The Facebook post never appeared at all, so I chose to do an interpretive screengrab above.
I’m sure someone has already posted this.
But it needs to be posted a million times.
Happy birthday, America.
I’m reblogging this because it is literally my second favourite thing on the entire internet.
How are the photos, does the GF1 work well with such a pure manual lens?
Surprisingly well. You need to toggle on a “take pictures with no lens” option buried deep in the settings, otherwise the camera freaks out and refuses to power up. And of course you need to shoot everything in M mode. The thumb dial then controls the shutter speed only, as the lens has a physical aperture ring. Because the sensor is always active on a micro four thirds camera, unlike a DSLR, you get live exposure previewing at all times. So the process is: set the aperture ring, compose the shot, focus the lens, then adjust shutter speed until the exposure indicator is wherever you want it to be.
The only slightly bothersome part is that the manual focus is tricky to judge with the screen not zoomed in, and the trick the GF1 one normally does of zooming the screen a long way in as soon as you touch the focus dial doesn’t work on the manual lens. So I have tapping the thumb dial set to toggle that zoomed focus view on and off instead. It’s just one extra step.
I think I paid around $40 for the lens in that picture, plus another $15 or so for the Leica mount adapter. Here’s a few pics on my flickr using the Jupiter 8 50mm f/2 lens. I have a number more of SF, taken this weekend, but I haven’t processed any of them yet.