Old Manual Focus Prime Lens

Challenge #5 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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Over the last 30 years, photographers have become used to a variety of convenience features such as wide-open auto exposure, auto focus, and zoom lenses. Unfortunately, these features cost us depth-of-focus preview, precision and robustness of physical construction, and the superior IQ of prime lenses. This challenge is for photos created combining the best of both worlds: modern digital image capture and processing with an old, high-quality, manual-focus, prime lens.
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by duartix
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An Olive branch from a training bonsai on my balcony. This lens (bought by 200$ on eBay because it had a minor spot) is incredibly fast and sharp and also has one of the best bokeh and rendering I've ever seen. No wonder its the MF lens I use the most.
Submitted: Sunday, 1st November, 2009 00:27 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 31st October, 2009
Focal length: 57 mm
Shutter speed: 671089/1073741824 sec
Aperture: F1.2
ISO: 100
Notes: Minor WB & color adjustments.
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