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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Red Deer and Calf
by Caat
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Lens' years of production: 1977-1984 This was a beautiful winter's afternoon wih the Sun starting to make its way down to the horizon but it had a wonderful glow. The lens is an oldie but goodie. Its tough to manual focus a telephoto like this one but with practice its not too bad.
Submitted: Monday, 2nd November, 2009 22:12 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 27th January, 2008
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Notes: Monopod
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