Ruby and Me (Vintage Lens Testing) by phil_howcroft

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.
A lovely B/W shot of the two of you , a lovely clear image !
December 17th, 2018  
Your wife should be on 365, Phil. Beautiful capture and you two look lovely. I wonder how you manage to organise and use all those lenses you have. I always have the same lens on the camera (not that I have many lenses to change either).
December 18th, 2018  
Great shot and I love the focus tip for your wife! Must try that on my hubby as focus bothers him. I look forward t more with this lens
December 18th, 2018  
It's good to see you're having a lot of success with that lens bundle. This looks really sharp!
December 18th, 2018  
Oh you're encouraging me to go looking for vintage lenses now Phil - very nice result and great find too:)
December 21st, 2018  
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