Monday, January 2, 2012
We are finally getting some winter weather here in Toronto. The temperature has dropped below 0c today and with bone chilling wind. Despite the cold, Dillon and I rode our bikes to the Ashbridge Bay for some much needed exercise and some picture taking. There were some really interesting clouds today and I have a thing with clouds; I love clouds! Pictures with clouds always seem to add impact and interest. Clouds can be the subject of the photo too.
I have recently expanded my Minolta manual focus lens collection since 2011. I have the popular MC Rokkor 58mm f1.2, 85mm f1.7, and there is a couple more coming: the MD 85mm f2 and the very small and hard to find Rokkor 250mm f5.6 mirror lens. I am really not a mirror lens guy, although I briefly owned the Tamron 350mm f5.6 and the 800mm f8 that were really good and sharp. The only problem with them is that the maximum aperture is rather small and hand holding them is a big issue. I still have a very compact Makinon 350mm f5.6 mirror lens that I use occasionally, but it's optically not in the same league as the Tamron. Then again, it was only $10. I have read many good things about the Minolta 250mm RF lens. Hopefully I will like it, but if not, eBay it goes. Can't wait to try it, and the 85mm f2 out.