Thursday, September 17, 2009


Butterflies are nervous insects that can be photographed best early in the morning, when they move slowly because of the cold. However, I was surprised to find that the members of this particular species are quite complacent towards human presence, at least while feeding on flowers.

The minimum focusing distance for the Planar 85 mm is about 1 m, which is irritatingly long. I had to use a 10mm extension tube in order to get a reasonable magnification. Apart from that detail, stopped down at f8, this lens was perfect for the job.

Pentax K10D + Zeiss Planar 85/1.4 + extension tube


Hin Man said...

You have beautiful photos with the Zeiss glass. I have subscribed to your page and place your link on my Pentaxian blogroll. I thank you for your in putting me into your blogroll. The recent post link should be the RSS link instead of the home page link. Hope you can fix up the link. And I thank you for making a beautiful friendship today.

I was born in Macau and I don't speak/write Portuguese, shame! Your visit and comment make my day beautiful.

Frank M. said...

Hello Hin
I'm glad to have you visiting my blog! It's nice to know that you're from Macau. Funny how people in distant locations can be connected in some way.
I've fixed the link to your RSS feed. Thanks for the info.

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