Bee on Lavender

August 26, 2005

Continuing in my role as second-hand lens salesman, here's, well, a bee on lavender — a snapshot from outside my front door, on the way out for my walk.

BTW, this is not an all-singing, all-dancing, modern lens, but a 20 year-old manual-focus AI-S Micro-Nikkor. Which means, that on my D70, apart from the obvious lack of auto-focus, there's no metering — you have to make an exposure guess, take a test shot, and repeat until you're happy. Which is fine when the light conditions are fixed, but when they vary quickly, it can be a nuisance. Still for 190USD from, it was cheap (as lenses go, and even considering the cost of shipping it half way around the world). Also, no fancy EXIF aperture data.

Details: Nikon 105mm 1:2.8 macro, f/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 200 pushed to 400, crop to square.