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Autumn leaves with the Soligor 100-300 F5

Fujifilm GFX 50S, 100.0mm, 1/30s, f/1.0, ISO 100

I’ve shared a similar image to this before, taken around the same location in Knole deer park in Kent almost a year ago to the day. As I mentioned describing the previous image, I’d struggled getting going through sunrise as conditions weren’t quite what I’d hoped for but ended up testing a few vintage lenses on the Fuji GFX 50S and after a lovely encounter with a totally-unafraid deer had perked up a bit.

While the image I shared last year was taken with the GFX and Asahi Pentax 85mm F1.8 (a great lens on the GFX), today’s offering was made with a more surprising lens: the Soligor 100-300mm F5 Macro.

Having found this lovely area of colourful leaves and shrubbery, I set up my tripod and got out the Soligor, took a few shots looking across the foliage getting nice mixes of depth of field (at ƒ/5, it's actually a slightly faster lens than the GF100-200mm ƒ/5.6, which didn’t exist yet). 

While it’s not going to win any awards, I like this image is an abstract autumn detail scene, and for the reminder that you can get some lovely results with very cheap, older glass when used carefully.

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Adam is a Director of User Experience by day and photographer as time allows.

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