More Macro From The Day Past

Yesterday I posted a macro picture I took using extension tubes on my Sony A300. For that photo I used a Sony 35mm f1.8 prime lens. Today post features two I took using the same camera and tubes but I used an old manual Minolta lens in place of the Sony lens. The Minolta lens is a MD 28mm f1.8 lens I purchased to use with The Bride’s Minolta X-370 35mm film camera. After discovering I could use an adapter ring to us it on the Sony I was kind of geeked out. The only down side is it can on be used in manual mode and the light metering is not totally accurate. I liked the ethereal feel of the Sony lens but could not figure out how to manually adjust the aperture. On the old Minolta lens that is done by a turning a ring right on the lens so I was able to adjust on the fly. Feel free to comment on which one(s) you like and why. Or not. So here is a couple using new-ish tech and old school-cool lens.

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2 thoughts on “More Macro From The Day Past

    1. I was laying on the ground and the Hoverfly was feeding farther away than this wasp. The way I had to focus with the extension tubes is by moving my head/camera. The Wasp was walking from bloom to bloom and I simple had to wait till it got to the blooms in front of me. It was cool watching it feed and clean its antennas. Never knew they stopped and cleaned them in between feeding.

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