Sometimes out of focus is on purpose. Sometimes it's a broken lens you don't know is broken until after you've shot. This is sadly the latter, but I do like the vibe of the shots just the same.
The car was particularly gorgeous and I stopped and squated in the road to get a perfect shot of it. My Petzval had the f/2.0 disc in it, so I had to get the focus just right. But this was just well outside of the focus area. And well outside of my skills as a photographer and person capable of focusing. I know how to focus. And i know the camera itself worked perfectly as the 50mm lens I shot at f/1.8 came out perfectly focused. Which means only one thing, broken Petzval.
I am still waiting for word on replacement but if it doesn't happen my heart will be sunk and my wallett empty and I cannot afford to replace it. I shouldn't have to. I baby the damn thing, and it breaks anyway. F'ing eh.
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