This week I tried to face down my nemesis….the dreaded Plastic optic. I had to find peace with the fact that nothing would be sharp, I’m shooting through plastic after all. And then I remembered, some of my favorite photos of all time, I took in my early days as a photographer with the Plastic Optic (focus has always been a challenge for me, so it was freeing).
I found subjects with an ethereal quality work well with this optic. It creates a dreamy glow around subjects and an almost painterly-like effect. Because I was traveling again this week, I tried a few photos with the Sweet 35 Optic.
For the macro shots I used a Lensbaby Macro converter with both the Sweet 35 Optic and the Plastic Optic. And then I added the +10 and +4 macro lenses to the Plastic Optic so I could get super-close. The first three photos were taking with this set-up. The last two were with the Sweet 35 Optic plus macro converter.