Forgive me, photography, for I have sinned. I haven't been a great photographer over the past few weeks.

I've been working on my car, well, because car season, and I haven't touched my cameras in a while. I've been taking film shots, and I have quite a few that I'd love to share, but I need to scan them in first. I love seeing that you guys have been posting here on a regular basis, and expect me to make my triumphant return, just as soon as I manage to get a dedicated photography PC up and running. My measly Ultrabook simply can't hack it anymore. I reinstalled Windows on it, and haven't gotten around to installing any editing software yet because of the very tiny (128GB) hard drive in it.

However, the moment I get another PC up and running, expect to be bombarded by posts from pictures I've taken over the past few months (I have flash drives littered about with RAWs that I haven't even thought about touching yet), and as soon as I can get some scanning done, expect a lot of film posts from me (I've been absolutely in love with the Ilford XP2 Super 400 that I've been shooting with my AE-1).

As consolation for my absence and lack of contribution lately, here's a fun trick I've been using over the last few days for a quick'n'dirty macro lens hack:

  1. Focus the lens to MFD
  2. Take the lens OFF the camera
  3. Turn on live view
  4. Play with distancing the lens from the object and your camera from the lens.
  5. ????
  6. Profit

Don't try this in a dusty environment, have fun, and keep shooting!