Saturday, July 30, 2016

Out & About with the Voigtlander 75mm Lens

It's an unlikely setup for strolling around the streets of Yokohama - or is it? The Voigtlander 75mm is a short telephoto (M-mount) lens with a fast f1.8 aperture. It's also manual focus only. I connected it to my Sony A7II with the Voigtlander close focus adapter and hit the streets.

Mid morning in the back streets of Noge. "Girl in a green dress"

"Chef on a bike" She's flying across the Ookagawa river on her way to work.

"The delivery man"

They say the birth rate in Japan is on the rise.

The JR train bound for Kannai station.

There's more than one way to cross the Ookagawa.

A lamp post to lean on
Space to breath
Another day under the sun
No reason to leave

A fellow pedestrian presses on regardless of the blistering heat.

And, he is not alone.

By-the-way, I'm loving this lens. I read plenty about peoples affection for 28mm, 35mm and 50mm lenses, but I rarely hear people talk about the 75mm; I wonder why?

Follow the leader.

He looks at me and wonders what I'm taking a picture of.

Never underestimate the value of a shade tree on a sunny day.

My wife is going to hate this picture.

High noon in the streets of Kannai.

I saw her standing there.

Off she goes.

Business man on a bike.

The last man crossing.

Woman with a parasol.

The gas lamps of Zounohana.

Nice clouds today.

This is what I love about this city; if one walks around aimlessly long enough one will encounter the most unlikely and interesting things.

The Bay Bridge in all it's glory.

Who needs friends when you have yourself to love?

A man, a city, a Kodak moment.

A mother, a baby, and yes, another moment.

Self supplied shade from the harmful rays of the sun.

Some say that the city is a crowded place and they prefer the open space of the country.

I think there's plenty of open space in Yokohama.

A crossing guard looking for a crossing to guard.

On her way to Nihon Odori.

Looking for a shady spot to eat his lunch.

You are my sunshine!

If ever there was a time for a cold beer, this would be it.  

Waiting for the train.

The challenge of shooting street scenes with a 75mm lens was terrific fun. I could see this becoming a go-to lens for me.

Thanks for stopping by!

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