Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Fujinon XF 60mm f2.4 R Macro lens is so Versatile

This is a 2 day walk-about with the Fujinon XF 60mm f2.4 R Macro lens mounted on my X-Pro2 camera.

First off, this is a macro lens so close-ups are a piece of cake.

It's also capable of taking pictures at what would be a 90mm lens on a full frame 35mm camera.

This bronze statue in Yokohama's Yamashita park gets so much love her fingers are almost worn off from people rubbing them.

Nearby a park grounds keeper is trimming the hedges.

A picture of Yamashita park with the Minato Mirai skyline in the distance.

A bit of a close-up of the fountain in the Harbor View Park.

Some more of that macro action.

A red Lillie in America-yama park. One thing I love about Yokohama is that there are so many parks!

Back down near sea level in Motomachi.

A motorcycle motor scooter cop patrols the Motomachi shopping street.

Passing through China Town and it looks like the boys are back in town!

The girls are back in town too!

He's b-b-b-b-b-bad  to the bone!

Well, this is great, there's a pottery sale festival in Odori Koen park.

Contemplating, so much to choose from, such great prices.

The pottery is from all over Japan.

I bet the coffee would taste great in this cup.


Day 2 and I'm really enjoying this lens. It truly is versatile.

I enjoyed the pottery festival so much I decided to go back for a second look.

There sure are a lot of women here. These two ladies are digging through the bargain bins.

Chinaware from Arita; only 500 yen each.

Pottery bowls with Tupperware like plastic lids.

Newlyweds could fill their empty kitchen cupboard here very cheaply.

Smile for the camera. Bamboo stir fry spoons.

Looks like a happy shopper.

Moving on to Nihon Odori. This is how we move the mail around here.

There are plenty of lilies lining the avenue in Nihon Odori.

School boys out and about at Zao-no-hana.

It's always worth ones time to visit Osanbashi pier.

Especially today! I was just in time to observe a coastguard training operation.

The majestic Yokohama Bay Bridge in the background.

The view from the other side of the pier.

A serious painter doing his thing.

The hydrangea are blooming all over the place.

A family outing in Yamashita park.

The flower garden in Yamashita park is first class.

So many flowers, the variety is astounding.

Step one - start to see the light.

Step two - ready to bloom

Step three - joy to the world!

In my opinion the Fujinon XF 60mm f2.4 R Macro lens is not only versatile, it's outstanding!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Lilies, Hydrangea, and Roses - oh my!

Yesterday I visited 4 flower gardens in Yokohama with my Sigma Sd Quattro camera and Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC "Contemporary" lens and this is what I saw.



































Thanks for stopping by!
Mike

Bonus shots!
Shots taken around Yokohama on June 6th with a Sony A7III camera and Voigtlander 90mm f3.5 APO-Lanthar LTM lens.


















X-Pro2, Fujinon XF 18mm f2 R WR lens

Sigma SdQH, 85mm lens

Fujinon XF 60mm f2.4 R Macro lens