We have been indulging ourselves on alternate Sundays to the “trendy” cafes for late morning brunches. Besides enjoying the cappuccinos and poached eggs, I also enjoy people-watching.
I love prime lens, and the 50mm focal length is one of my favourites. In my opinion, primes generally offer 3 main advantages — (a) less optical distortion introduced, (b) have wider maximum aperture for those bokehliciuos portraits and finally (c) for the smaller package as compared to zoom lens. 50mm focal length (in full […]
Taiwan, a sweet-potato-shaped island is once known as Ilha Formosa – Beautiful Island. This is what a group of Portuguese sailors, said to have been the first Westerners to lay eyes on the island, uttered upon seeing Taiwan for the first time. Taiwan has been chosen as one of the top 10 best countries to […]
First Weekend with the Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7
Bought this lens off eBay. It has a minimum aperture lock, so according to a Wikipedia entry, it should be a post-1981 lens. I’m using it as a manual lens on the Sony Alpha 7 body. The Alpha 7 has a couple of features which help manual focusing i.e. focus peaking which highlights the in-focus […]
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