Going backwards . . . almost . . .

For a long time I chided myself for my apparent obsession with telephoto lenses, even those not long enough for bird-chasing.  Seems that now that I’ve plowed my way through a large selection of the carryable ones, that obsession has been replaced by middling interest.

Fast lenses are the new objects of fascination.  Funny how I used to chuckle at my younger photography friends and their mania over the latest f/1.2, their fixation on “creamy,” “buttery,” “daydreamy” out of focus back grounds, and how they would test them wide open outdoors on a sunny day . . . 

Now I’m gripped by a similar mania.  Maybe my mind is growing younger rather than older?

Well, mind only, maybe; but for everything else, a quick look in the mirror confirms just the opposite . . .  

M9/90mm APO-Summicron-M
M9/90mm APO-Summicron-M