The category ‘Nature’
Flowers is a nice way to test new lenses, in my opinion. At the moment wood anemone (anemone nemorosa) is everywhere where I live. So I have tested the preset, early lens Asahi Takumar 105mm/2.8 on wood anemone, with an extensionring. Oh, and this also illustrates the hazards with photographing flowers – I put my chin on very nasty ants (myrmicinae) who bites ;)
So, finally spring is coming here in my part of Sweden. These flowers (Hepatica nobilis, kdineywort, “blåsippa” in swedish) are fighting their way up. This is the first image I like from the early, preset Asahi Takumar 135mm/3.5 I showed my earlier post. Havent had a chance to test it very much yet, but it looks promising.
Just before the snowstorm we have here, I took a day with Tele-Tokina 105mm/2.8 (old, rare, dented lens I got for free when I bought a package). I hiked up near my home, to the lake. A short walk through the village and up the hillside. It is a neat, slender lens. Sometimes I have to struggle to make the best use of it. The dark time of year doesn’t make it easier. But sometimes I succeed… I think…
Wanna see more of this lens? Check out my Flickr-set for Tele-Tokina 105mm/2.8. It looks quit nice doesn’t it?