So now onward and upward, off to start editing some of the a6000 pics.
Well I have nearly finished editing the last of the photos I took with the HS20exr, before I moved on to the a6000. I had a great time with the Fuji, and it taught me a lot. Sometimes I got some exceptional images with this small sensor camera. Gone but not forgotten the camera has passed into the hands of Karen who I am sure will put it to the test. So I thought I would share another photo from that trusty old friend before I move on to sifting through the photos I have begun to take with the Sony. So here is a view from Beaumaris pier:
“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.”
– Duane Michals
well I thought I would take another of the old M42 lenses out for a play today. This time it is a Mayer-Optick 2.8/50 that has been lying around on the front of an old Practica nova 1B that a friend gave me a number of years ago. It was a nice clean lens so I did not have to take it apart to clean the elements, I am not sure I would manage with this one either. The only thing I had to do was disable the auto aperture thus turning it into a manual aperture lens. This was achieved with the usual off-cut from a cotton bud and a lot of fiddling with a pair of tweezers.
Well I nipped out into the garden and took a couple pictures, I have posted two below for your delectation, its not the sharpest of lenses, but I really like the colour that this lens captures. It is a 50mm lens therefore on the a6000 it is the equivalent of a 75mm, so I am looking forward to a portrait or two with this to see how much it warms skin tones up. The photos below where taken with in one case the aperture fully open at f2.8, and in the other fully stopped down at f22. Perhaps a walk around the town with this is called for.