Tokina AT-X300

I tell you , this is when Okinawa scores bonus points. It is the very end of November but I wake up to a glorious day. The first thing I do is to put on some coffee and then I wade out to recover my anchors, which will never more drag in front of my house. I then breakfast on  asparagus, poached eggs, toast and coffee. I love poached eggs.

Tim has lent me his high pressure cleaner, normally called Karchers. I wonder why?

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Long time, long time gone.

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Before and after Karchering

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Did you wash the back of your neck?

I then attack the space under the deck. I so regret that I did not take a before-shot, because it was sordid, Augean stable-ish.

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After, yay Karcher!

All well and good, but what I really want to do is to praise my Tokina AT-X 300 lens. It is my greatest source of joy. Well, not really but you know what I mean.

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Heron, light years away. Click on these photos.

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I can see for miles and miles and miles. Oh yeah. Evening light in Okinawa.

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Ie Jima 40 kms away. Hand held photo.

She is an amazing lens. What I like most about her is that she is manually focusing. It is a totally sensual experience to sensitively and calmly, rotate the focus thing until you feel it is just right and only then, blast off. What a difference from the hum, buzz, clatter, strange rectangles indicating that the camera is focusing on something other than what you wish, which comes with autofocus.

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