Japanese photographic manufacture is like a Japanese garden; It’s roots and structure lies way back ages, and remains maintained and supported with stringent care and ancient philosophy.
On my way back home today I decided to make a detour and try some more with my new standard lenses (and new body, moreover).
The weather was sad and cloudy and rain was coming of and on. Not a bad condition for flowers and green in half-density forests though.
The Japanese garden of Clingendael is open in this time of year, although for a short period, so I went into the soft illuminated and shadowy garden of Clingendael. Met some photo-friends here by the way, who we’re better prepared than I was, but that didn’t bother me (as well as them) while I happened to be here unplanned. Which means no tripod. S**t!
Even a small little tripod would be nice here. Silly me!
So I mounted the $25 auto Pallas 28/2.5 at first:
There is something about this sexy old lens; she suffices. Apparently as well on the Fuji X. Isn’t that great!
Time for the 35/1.4 Fujinon and try some shallow DOF and macro:
This was a nice setting to see what your glass does in shadowy conditions as well as dimmed daylight of course. The macro-pics we’re shot with quite open aperture I think. That’s why she stays so soft around the focus-centre. Like the softness as the Pallas can make in certain circumstances. They’re a couple now. For me though…
Keep you updated soon!