Sparklewren

aesthetic art corsetry

Vintage Glass - SuperParagon 28mm macro lens

This afternoon in the studio I was mostly filling in forms and sending emails. Bit dull. But I also stitched some corsetry and took a couple minutes to play with a new M42-XF lens mount adapter (letting me pop a couple of old lenses on my X-E1). I've not done as brilliantly with manual focus as I'd have liked on a couple of these (some I wanted sharp, others I wanted purposely soft), but it is still a nice lens to play with. The macro seems (to my uneducated eye) pretty decent and is nice given I can't get this close with either of the Fuji lenses I have and can't just yet justify treating myself to the Fuji 60mm macro (bit pricey!). Anyway, onto some pictures.

Lovely uni student Poppy gave me these roses for helping her with her Final Major Project. As they've died they have changed from a reddish hue to very purple, really beautiful.

Lovely uni student Poppy gave me these roses for helping her with her Final Major Project. As they've died they have changed from a reddish hue to very purple, really beautiful.

Seams on a new corset. This piece is going to be beautiful...

Seams on a new corset. This piece is going to be beautiful...

Busks on the window sill in our main studio. I tend to favour less ordinary busks (wide, spoon or conical), but I always have a few of these kicking around.

Busks on the window sill in our main studio. I tend to favour less ordinary busks (wide, spoon or conical), but I always have a few of these kicking around.

I took this picture to compare the 28mm macro with how close I was able to go with the 18mm-55mm XF lens (below).

I took this picture to compare the 28mm macro with how close I was able to go with the 18mm-55mm XF lens (below).

Taken on the XF 18-55mm lens.

Taken on the XF 18-55mm lens.

Obligatory mirror shot.

Obligatory mirror shot.