Truland Photography

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Color Manipulation

I'm not really a fan of monochrome photos with a single color object but I couldn't resist playing with the effect with this image. 

Sunday, June 18, 2023

A Not Disappointing Lens

Here's a full size file of one of the first shots with the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens at f/2.8. You'll notice some chromatic aberration but when you click twice, you're viewing at 200% so it's more noticeable than it would be otherwise.

Monday, June 12, 2023

A Disappointing Lens Find

I received the Minolta MC W.ROKKOR-SI 28mm f/2.5 lens today. It's in pretty good condition except for some fungus on an interior element, This despite the eBay seller stating that it is a "Clean used lens with no fungus."

The lens is in otherwise excellent condition and my plan is to take it to Camera Works to see about having it cleaned. These lenses are very inexpensive and even if cleaning cost the same as the lens it would be worth it. There are, however, many situations where the particular element can not be cleaned and then the lens is useless. Minolta MC lenses are generally cleanable but not easily.

Here are some shots with the lens from today with some illustrations of the fungus. You can read more about lens fungus at

Monday, June 5, 2023

Minolta MC Lens Lineup

I'm at a point where I can pause looking for Minolta manual focus lenses and make future decisions after using what lenses I have for a while. Here are some photos of the Minolta lenses I have picked up over the past few weeks and then my gear in the Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials.

UPDATE 6/10/23: Two more lenses of the era are coming soon. A 28mm f/2.5 and a 135mm f/2.8.