Friday, January 30, 2015

Sony A7II & Zeiss Planer T* 50mm f2

Back at it again with the Sony A7II camera, but today I'm shooting with the Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f2 M-mount lens. This lens is not as fast as the Voigtlander 50mm f1.1, however it weighs about half as much. This Zeiss lens is a nice compact and very well made lens that produces some surprisingly good pictures. So, off I went for another walk around to see what kind of images I could create with this lens/camera combination.

Chiki Chiki Tan Tan - looking good!

The Bashamichi Taproom - good place to get a cold beer.

Same place as yesterday but with much less on the shallow depth of field.

Even though this is a f2 lens shallow depth of field is easily obtainable.

I'm becoming a fan of this combination already.

I guess ice skating isn't as easy as it looks.

The 3 amigos enjoying a Sunday afternoon.

If one waits long enough someone will walk in front of one's camera.

This pavilion was a gift from the country of India.

More rust!

Brother keeping an eye on sister.

Get on the bus Gus.

Getting colorful in Motomachi.

Always a crowd here on Sunday.

It's only a short walk from Motomachi to China town.

And, there are plenty of people enjoying themselves here too!

Here we are at Yokohama Stadium - home of the bay Stars.

This is the part of Odori Koen (Green Park) where they have special events and Flea Markets.

We're putting the street back into "street photography".

Put me in coach!

Now we're putting the street corner into "street photography".

So far this lens is giving me everything I could possibly want from it.

I didn't realize I took so many street shots.

Sake (rice wine) bottles.

And, that's when the light bulb came on!

One never knows what one will see on a Sunday afternoon in Yokohama.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Sony A7II & Voigtlander 50mm f1.1

I recently purchased a Sony A7II camera for one specific reason and that is to use it with my M-mount Voigtlander and Zeiss camera lenses. Until now I could only use these lenses on my film cameras but now I can use them to shoot digital. So, this past weekend I put my Voigtlander 50mm f1.1 Nokton lens on the A7II and took it for a test drive.

I always like to test out a new rig on Nicky & Nicole.

They're always more than happy to strike a pose for me.

Next to the girls is a rarity in this world of cell phones, it's a public phone both.

I'm loving the shallow depth of field the f1.1 affords me.

The focal plane is very touchy on this lens and being manual focus doesn't make it any easier.

The NYK Maritime Museum - it's well worth the price of admission.

This is fun! I mean taking pictures, not running.

A picture of a painter.

My old friend the news paper delivery boy.

The fountain in Yokohama Park.

A fine day for a walk.

Baby it's cold outside!

Rust never rests.

Culture, culture, culture; there is no shortage of bronze statues in Yokohama.

Motomachi - where the rich folks shop.

I call this - The Spiral

And, I call this - The mail Box

Pompadour is an excellent bakery.

Guess who? Looks like he's posing for a mug shot.

Strangers on the bridge nowhere.

I am really enjoying this lens/camera combination.

The smell of this burning incense is intoxicating.

Ribbons in the wind.

Time to shoot indoor without a flash.

The "Jack" is always a good indoor location to test a new rig.

Back out on the streets!

The one and only Green Lantern!

Elevated view.

Trains, buses and automobiles.

Last shot of the day - The Confectioner

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