Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Manual Focus Me

Vivitar Series 1 macro lensImage via Wikipedia I just bought a second hand Tokina f/3.5 200mm Minolta MD mount lens. It does have a little fungus on the lens rim, but the weight feel, the smoothness of the focussing action is simply classy. The lens barrel is all metal, Made In Japan - in an era when they were. I quite like my fibreglass bodied modern Zuiko Digital kit lenses that came with the Olympus E-510 - they're light, quick working (in bright light) and small. But they don't feel at all like these classic old lenses.

I'll find some time to shoot in the weekend, maybe. And try the old, hand me down, Vivitar Series 1, 70-210mm f/3.5 manual focus zoom as well. That's even fungusier.

Stay tuned.

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