Sunday, March 22, 2009

the joy of cheap lenses

bluebonnets

It's that bluebonnet time of year again in Texas. The shot above was taken with a second-hand, manual focus, fixed f8 aperture, low quality Samyang 500mm mirror lens, with some fungus on the glass. Not the best lens choice in the world, but the poor quality of the optics adds a certain something to the end result. There are even a few tell-tale 'donut' rings to prove it is a mirror lens.

2 comments:

julie said...

I'll take one, extra lens fungus please! I had no idea you'd get something so lovely and soft at f8. This is possibly a dangerous path to start heading down...

Anita Jesse said...

How crazy is it that you have me wanting a low quality fungus-damaged lens?! But, the real longing comes from seeing the bluebonnets. I still miss them after all these years.