I have been absent for some time from shooting as much as I would like due to another surgery on my arm/hand. I am not able to type at the moment and this will all be dictated so I apologize for any spelling or grammar issues.
A couple of days ago I was on my way home from therapy and decided to stop at my local thrift store. I stumbled upon an old lens that I had never heard of. It was housed in its original felt tube. I was unsure about what it was and what makes it so special, I just knew that it was a good one. There isn't to much info on these floating around the internet so I am going to do my best to state the facts. The A.Schacht Ulm M-Travenar 1:2,8 / 50 R was made in Germany somewhere between 1950-1970. This is a 50mm 1:1 Macro lens with 12 rounded aperture blades as seen in the image to the right. This particular copy has a Minolta mount on it. This might sound like a deal breaker to some however, todays mirrorless cameras make shooting old lenses a breeze with cheap adapters.
Once I got the lens home and gave it a quick cleaning, I put it on my FujiFilm X-T1 and gave it a go. I was blown away with what this little lens can do. I have been shooting with it the last couple of days and it has yet to disappoint.
Images of the lens:
So far I am blown away with what this lens can do. I can't wait to get out with it more.