Saturday, March 30, 2013

Visit to the Michigan Firehouse Museum

Michigan Firehouse Museum is located in downtown Ypsilanti. My son loves going there, not just to look at the vast collection of firetrucks from over the years but because he gets to buy a toy firetruck every time he visits. This also gave me a chance to shoot with the voigtlander 35/1.7 mounted with a new adapter from Hawk's Factory. This adapter has a helicoid ring that greatly improves the minimum focusing distance. 
Close up achieved with Hawks Factory Adapter, as well as bokeh with Voigtlander 35/1,7
Close up capability achieved with Hawks Factory M-Emount adapter

Future Firefighter!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Michigan Central Train Station

Michigan Central Train Station is a Detroit landmark. It was one of the most famous and grand train stations in its time. But now it sits in ruin...a fitting analogy of Detroit itself.
I shot these from my car. I wanted to walk around and get better vantage but there were some "sketchy" people around so better to be safe than sorry. I'll be back on when the weather is nicer and try to take some better ones.

All the pics, save for the 1st one, was taken using minolta Rokkor 200mm f4. I was very impressed by the sharpness of this lens and it will definitely have a place in my bag at all times. 

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Trip to the Henry Ford Museum

Took my son to one of his favorite places over the weekend, Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn MI. Sky loves cars and the Henry Ford has no shortage of them.
Lens was my trusted Voigtlander 35/1.7.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Minolta Rokkor 50mm f3.5 Macro

This was my 1st true attempt at macro photography. I've been wanting to get into macro photography as soon as I bought my NEX 5R. I got my hands on a true macro lens (that can go to 1:1) and small try-pod as well, to keep the camera as steady as possible.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Took my son to the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Saturday afternoon. He was interested in animals big enough to eat him!
All pics were taken using the voigtlander 35/1.7.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Minolta rokkor 50/3.5 macro

Testing out my newest lens, Minolta Rokkor 50/3.5 Macro at University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens..

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Voigtlander 35mm/1.7

Was walking down on Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor and came across these guys on a gallery window. Perfect opportunity to see how the voigtlander handles pics at night. Both were shot wide open at 1.7. I'm impressed.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Voigtlander 35mm f/1.7

Playing around with my newest lens, a legacy Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f/1.7. The sharpness of this lens is simply amazing. 

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