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Ruby and Me (Vintage Lens Testing) | by bwfcnottingham
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Ruby and Me (Vintage Lens Testing)

A walk in Woodthorpe Park, Nottingham today allowed me to test another vintage lens.

 

This is shot with a Yashica ML 50mm F1.7, probably from the late 70's early 80's. I picked it up with some other Yashical lenses in a bric a brac shop a couple of weeks ago.

 

It is zeiss glass and gets good reviews on the internet, although there isn't too much information about it as Yashica was not one of the major brands back in the day.

 

This is shot about f4, by my wife using my Sony A6000

 

The focus peaking utility on the Sony is fabulous for manual focusing. My wife isn't a photographer , but I just tell her to twiddle the focus ring until me and my eyes shimmer (I think I've mentioned that before in my narratives).

 

From a composition view I've got a few bits of background garden around my head , but this pic is more a record of the quality of the lens, which despite the poor light is really good.

 

Ruby has her eyes shut, I think she is enjoying a little hug and stroke

 

Having passed it's quality test, I am going to try some street portraits with the lens.

 

 

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Taken on December 16, 2018