Above is another vintage lens with aparent mythical qualities! It’s a Tamron 90mm SP manual focus macro lens. Long ago when dinosaurs ruled the earth, Tamron had a fantastic idea and came up with a lens mount system called Adaptal 2. You could buy the lens with the lens mount of your choice then, when you changed camera systems you bought another Adaptal 2 mount that matched the new camera of your choice…clever!
Anyway, as a macro lens it was ok. More often than not, it would be used as a portrait lens – 90mm is a nice focal length for head and shoulders portraits. So I’ve created some flower portraits with my lens using a Nikon D3x.
When I was a art college just after the last ice age, images like this were all the rage, but usually shot on medium format, possibly cross-processed film. Oh, how easy it is to create images like this now but what hasn’t changed is the creative process that comes at the start of any idea!