Weight and Stuff Report – 3 July 2013

Up another teeny bit today, mutter, mutter.

I did go for a bit of a walk around town at lunchtime, but not in a photographic way. But today did see a major photographic milestone for me. Having successfully sold the lenses I had boxes for to MPB Photographic, I managed to get it together to document the rest of my Canon kit and ask for a quote. As with the first batch, the answer that came back wasn’t horribly less than my finger in the air rough guess for what I might have been able to sell the stuff for on eBay. And taking eBay and PayPal fees into account made the offer look even better. Deducting the time and effort required made it a no-brainer, so off it’s all gone – even my neglected old 30D, which has been hiding in a bag for the last four years, will be turned into money. Of course, the quote is dependent on them agreeing with my assessment of the condition of the kit, but I think I’m right on most, if not all of it. Even if they think it’s slightly less good than I do, I’ll still get a reasonable return. Anyway, a box was collected by a courier today, so that’s that…

But there were a few things I haven’t sold – MPB didn’t want the Canon GP-E2 GPS thingy, so I’ll probably put that one on eBay, and I decided to keep the Lensbaby and the nicely silly Holga wheel of filters thingy. As the Lensbaby is manual focus and the Holga wouldn’t know what focus was if you showed it the dictionary, both are ideal for use with an adaptor on the Fujifilm X-E1. I got a suitable adaptor from Amazon and I’ve given both toys a quick test. Here’s a nicely soft and dreamy Lensbaby image:

Lensbaby!

Lensbaby!

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/1
Shutter speed: 1/30s
Focal length: 50mm
ISO: 320
Taken: 3 July, 2013

And here’s a bit of fun withe the Holga, showing my other little camera, which I need to play with at some point:

Q x 5!

Q x 5!

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/1
Shutter speed: 1/17s
Focal length: 50mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 3 July, 2013

That Holga thing looks a wee bit less silly on the X-E1 than on the 5D Mark III, oddly enough.