6 thoughts on “The Toothless Monster

  1. Karim D. Ghantous says:

    Nice set of portraits. This is how casual portraiture should be done. Not in a studio! My favourite is the second one. Partly because she’s cute (well, duh) and partly because of the offset composition.

    Speaking of cheap cameras, I hear you and I mostly agree. Those cheap SLRs which I might have disparaged in the past are actually better choices than their heavier, ‘pro’ stablemates. I bought a Nikon F55 off eBay for a reduced price because the owner thought that the ‘Err’ and E messages were actual errors. 😉 It was so cheap I don’t care if I only use it once. But apart from the viewfinder I prefer it to the F100 (sold) and the F90X (I still have it ‘cos I got it cheap and it isn’t worth much anyway). It’s also more discrete than those two and it’s small and light. What’s not to love?

    Of course there is nothing like a Leica… 😉

  2. jkjod says:

    Another beautiful set, Mark. The little OMs look like they’d get out of your way just like a M does. I just haven’t ever gotten used to the focusing with a SLR (I tried a Pentax K1000). You seem to be doing just fine though! The second and the last are my favorites.

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks Jordan.

      Yes, the SLR’s do take some getting used to…especially at large apertures. I am much more tenuous and careful with regards to critical focus. I am always amused at how “great” an image can look through the viewfinder, only to find out (after the fact!) that focus has been completely missed.


  3. Peter | Prosophos says:

    Some of your best (quality, consistency) work has been done with the Olympus (35mm film) camera + 50/1.8 lens.

    This post is another great example.

    I can see why you’d be tempted to just use this gear and forget the rest. In fact, it’s a very legitimate question.

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks Peter!

      As to why I haven’t to date, I think the answer likely relates to Jordan’s point above.

      I am certain you’ve had the same experience.


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