Earlier today, the mail came as it usually does (you know. That whole neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor dead of night stuff), and in this batch of mail, I received another handy lens.
It's a 55mm f/3.5 Micro lens, and I'm kind of wound up about it (it's the one on the left in the picture there).
The thing is, it requires a little knowledge to operate since it doesn't really communicate with my digital camera. So, I have to keep things like aperture, metering, exposure, yadda yadda yadda in mind every time I take a shot. It's like old-school photography, and it's actually a hell of a lot of fun and about as far away from point and shoot as you can get these days.
It's a nice, beat-up little lens, and it's about thirty-five years old. It's got some dings and scratches on the outside, but all-in-all, it's in better condition than I was at that age.
That's pretty sharp, and it's nice to see the glass is clean and scratch free.
As far as macro-sharpness, well, I grabbed this shot of the inner working bits of a petunia earlier, and I think it's pretty impressive.
For $50, I'm thinking I got a pretty decent deal on this clunky, old piece of pre-disco technology. Of course, I've got a lot to learn about this whole photography thing now. As it stands, however, I don't think I can say a single bad thing about this lens. Now I can see why people have been raving about this thing for the past thirty or forty years.
Ah well... I'm just babbling at this point. I hope your daysare going great, grand, or otherwise good.
Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 6/26/2008 01:30:00 PM