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.
The Bride and I made use of the sunshine today by going on a walkabout. I got to test drive my new-to-me Sony A300 and enjoy great company. The lake was not overly crowed because it is still somewhat chilly out but we did have a few feathered friends stop by. Also had a few non-fauna photo ops as well. I tested drove a few of the manual settings as well as auto-pilot. I tried the on board B&W as well. So here are a few at the lake.