Weight and Stuff Report – 29 August 2013

No change today, which is amusingly random.

I seem to have a slight case of the lurgy. Not sure if it’s just a cold, or some other entertaining viral wossname, but I felt distinctly rough and oddly hot this morning. Still not quite right, but not too bad now…

Something arrived today which let me do something I’ve been waiting a few weeks to do.[1] I’ve got the 60mm macro lens for my Fujifilm X-E1, and some reading on forums persuaded me to get a moderately cheap close-up add-on lens. This attaches to the front of a lens and allows much closer focus. More details of that in another post, when I find a suitably sized tuit. Anyway, to use it with the 60mm lens requires a step-up ring (a screw-in adaptor thingy) of a particular size that seemed to be in short supply. After much searching, I found a US-based supplier selling such a ring at a quite reasonable price, and I ordered it. I’ve done a few hand-held test shots in not very good light, but I think it’s got potential for some interesting photos.

Here’s a close view of a geode:

Geode

Geode

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/90s
Focal length: 60mm
ISO: 3200
Taken: 29 August, 2013

Readers with long memories might recall an earlier photo of this, which I posted a few years ago.

And this is purely a demonstration of just how close we’re getting:

Actual size?

Actual size?

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/90s
Focal length: 60mm
ISO: 2500
Taken: 29 August, 2013

[1] Ooooh, the excitement.