Friday, November 9, 2012

Lumix and Manual Focus Nikkor Lens - Scottish Highlands Cattle

Scottish Highlands Cattle, by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIS Lens
iso 200, f2.8, 1/500 sec
The hotel I stayed in for my conference in New Hampshire has a farm attached to it. Mostly for the enjoyment of the guests, they have horses, sheep, and chickens. The most interesting animals on the farm are these Scottish Highlands Cattle, also known as "kyloe" in Scotland. These cattle are adapted to survive extreme cold, with little to forage on.
I'm sure the New Hampshire winters allow them to keep up their strength in this area.
I enjoyed walking the farm on a lunchtime break from the meeting, and getting to know these guys. The Nikkor 28mm was a good choice for the experience. It reminded just how well manual focus works on the G3, especially with the magnification in the finder, which is achieved by pressing the rear control dial inward.
With the body currently priced at less than $350 on Amazon, I can't think of a more capable modern camera for the money.