Thursday, April 22, 2010

270 mm + extension tube

As you may have guessed from the previous post, my Zeiss Sonnar 135/2.8 has had more use in the last month than it had in the last 3 years! But this lens has one known drawback: the minimum focusing distance is too long (1,6 m), which makes it useless for close-ups. Of course, that can be remedied if one is willing to use extension tubes... It just so happens that I had a beautifully crafted set of original Contax extension tubes on a cardboard box labeled "old photo gear". Thank God I'm not into selling old stuff on Ebay!

So here are a few flower shots taken with 13 and 20 mm extension tubes. Just wait for the bees and butterflies to start showing. I'm ready for them!

Olympus E-P2 + Zeiss Sonnar 135/2.8 + extension tube


Jos said...

Oh, yes,

I love Zeiss CY mount on my E-P2/EPL1

I have set aside my more expensive sharper Leicas lenses for the Zeiss' beautiful character

Justin B. said...

Very pretty, nice compositions!