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By hobbo
During the past year or so I have been acquiring a selection of old M42 thread film-camera lenses via Ebay.

They all require purpose made adaptors so they fit my SONY A55, here I used a SUPER TAKUMAR 1.8-55 lens; the type with the acid-yellow coating that is purported to be radio active.................I don't use it often so I should be OK Wink

This lens creates a beautiful soft BOKEH as you can see.......... it is a pleasure to use.

Manual setting forced me to concentrate on focus and framing, the adaptors I get (also via Ebay) have focus-confirm chips fitted which make life a little easier:

Is anyone else a fan of these vintage lenses?


Tags: Roses Flowers and plants

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luceombra 6 27 5 Italy
23 Apr 2012 4:32PM
Very nice capture. I like it!

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Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
5 May 2012 11:14AM
Lovely multi-coloured petals, nicely captured……..Jocelia…...

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