View Full Version : Fogo Island - Testing New Lenses

05-02-2010, 05:32 AM
I added two lenses to my arsenal this week and got a chance last night to try them out. The first image was captured with a 25 year old Minolta Maxxum 50mm f/1.7 prime lens, and the second with the newest "kit lens", the Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

I left it awfully late, (35-40 minutes after the sun went down) and it was quite dark, but I wanted to see if I could salvage anything with the fast Minolta lens, and was surprised that not only did this old tank of a lens do very well in such poor light, but interestingly, so did the new Sony lens.

You will recall this same old sailing schooner's wheel (that sits at the shoreline of our home in the tiny community Island Harbour, NL) from past postings on this forum. It is believed to be well over 100 years old, and really is a shame that it's still sitting out in the elements like that, (rather than in a museum somewhere) but it makes for a great focal point, I think.

Both images were taken hand-held, with my Sony Alpha.

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05-02-2010, 06:15 AM
Lovely shots Camperbc.
Yes, that wheel sure makes you think of the stories it could tell.

05-02-2010, 11:05 AM
nice! My fav is the second one :thumbup: