1. There’s a coot aboot…

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    I got two images of this coot around its nest in the reeds – I was trying not to disturb her too much. I judged the other image better, so its gone on the folio page, but I like the pattern of horizontal lines of the reeds in this wide...
  2. Flare with the lens

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    I was out on the weekend, pre snow storm that ground the country to a halt as always – a lovely frosty morning. I’d just taken out the NEX 5N & Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm lens, as I wasn’t out for long, and wanted more practice with the manual lens. No...
  3. A zen walk in the woods

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    This morning I took a walk in the woods and didn’t find much. No deer, no fields of bluebells or snowdrops or mushrooms to entice the macro lens out of the bag and pretty flat light. Nice walk, but left feeling a little frustrated about not being inspired to take...
  4. View from a train

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    2.57 from Paddington, bound for Oxford. These shots taken with NEX 5N & M-Rokkor 40mm – my first shots, and taken from the comfort of the train. Had fun experimenting with aperture to vary the degree of motion blur. Considering this is through a murky window, at an angle, at...
  5. Nex 5N with Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm f2

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    In a continuing search for the perfect small set up, I give you the Sony NEX 5N & Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm f2 combination. I’m using a KIWIfotos lens adaptor, which seem very well made and much cheaper than the critics ultimate choice of NOVOFLEX. The M-Rokkor was designed for the...

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