Minolta 100mm f/2

Just beginning to play with my recently acquired Minolta 100mm F/2. It’s an amazingly sharp lens and the IQ is on par with anything I have ever shot with. Considering this lens was made in 1987 it holds up well when used with the modern day digital Sony Alpha 700.

I would go so far as to say that this lens is easily as sharp wide open as my Sony Zeiss 135 f/1.8 is when stopped down to f/2.0. Similar in focal length (100mm vs 135mm) this lens is considerably smaller and more light weight. That means it’s easy to carry around in my small bag with a few other lenses where the Zeiss requires a bit more of a commitment to lugging around some heavy gear. A huge plus.

I can easily see this lens becoming one of my heavy rotational favorites, espeically for low light portrait work

Edouard Aftermath

The rain is a much appreciated byproduct of non-hurricane Edouard, as is the lack of catastrophe. But kudos to the local media outlets for milking it for all it was worth. I’ve never seen so much televised sprinkling and ponding!

I for one was happy this turn out to be a “non-event” even though many of my co-workers chose to take the day off. All the better for me to get caught up on my work and enjoy a traffic free commute both ways.