Stamens – as seen by Fujifilm and Vivitar

Azalea stamens in the bright Florida sunlight.


As taken. No post-production of the image.

Camera: Fujifilm X-A10 with Vivitar 70-150mm f3.8 close focusing auto zoom lens using Fotodiox Pro FD-FX adapter.



This manual focus lens is from 1976 and is in excellent condition inside and out. Some of its most impressive features are the 15 elements in 10 groups, f3.8 to f22 aperture range, multicoated lens surfaces, and 16 inches minimum focusing distance at close focusing setting.

Length 112mm

Weight 550g

Mount Canon FD breech mount

This compact lens impresses with its ease of use and remarkable clarity and contrast. It’s relatively fast at f3.8. With the proper adapter for hybrid digital photography, it’s a clear winner.

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Sankei-en… Yokohama’s Beautiful Gem


Escape the hustle of the big city – Sankei-en is Yokohama’s beautiful gem.


Soon the sakura and azalea will bloom. Photographers will come. School children and couples. Families love Sankei-en.


It was a pleasant ride to Sankei-en from our house so we went often.


Admission – 100 yen. All smiles.


Sakura from long ago. Avenue D in Naka-ku, Honmoku. 1979



Spring returns to Sankei-en soon. The blossoms will be everywhere. Come to this spot and enjoy!

Images from 1978 and 1979. Canon F-1 and Canon AE-1. Kodak Kodachrome film.

Thank you for your visit.

Chris & Carol ^.^