Burkina Portrait Project

I had this project to shoot as many portraits as possible during my stay in Burkina Faso. The new Jupiter3+ lens was perfect for this project and mounted on the Canon P it gave me a great tool to realise it. To focus precisely at very close distance isn't always easy, specially at f1.5 to f2.8... For every portrait I tried to focus on the eyes of the people and saw on the results that the sharp focus was more on their ear.... that is around 8-10 cm difference. So I checked my Canon P and noticed that the rangefinder alignement wasn't perfect... This little distance plays no role when shooting at f5.6 or upwards, but at f1.5 to f2.8 and for under 1 meter distance it makes a difference. But even if some of the faces are a bit unsharp, the picture remains very soft and nice with a cool bokeh in the background. I finally fixed the alignement of the rangefinder and hope to get sharper pictures next time.


  1. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    das ist so geil mit der action im Hintergrund!

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @wil6ka ja selbst wenn das Gesicht unscharf ist... aber war ja dieses rangefinder alignement problem... aber hab auch jedes Mal mit der Rolleiflex geschossen, und diese Bilder sind dann sehr scharf... ;)

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