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Olympus E-520
1/8s f/4.1 at 20.0mm iso100 full exif

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Lensrentals24-Oct-2013 12:33
I'd like to submit my photo of my Polaroid Sun 600. This photo was taken with my Olympus E-520, which does not have a video mode. While the Olympus has remained relevant as a backup camera, the Polaroid has seen better days.

On the E-520, I only really had two options for lenses: my 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 and my 40-150mm f4-5.6. Because I decided to take this picture in my small DIY lightbox, the 40-150mm was way too narrow. So I went with the wider end of the 14-42mm.

Speaking of the lightbox, I made it specifically for taking pictures of older cameras and small trinkets. It's a cardboard box with three sides cut out and covered with tissue paper. The backdrop is a piece of thick white paper that curves gently at the back of the lightbox. Lighting is done from above with a light I sourced from Home Depot and a CFL bulb that has a nice temperature. I had to test a bunch of other lighting situations to light up the shadows on the Polaroid and I ended up going with the E-520 on-board flash with a DIY flash reflector (aka a piece of paper held up against the flash) to keep the flash from producing too much hard light.
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