As in my previous entry, if you click here it should open a picture of the focus test sheet (it's about 4 meg so may take a little time & use your 'explorer' back button to return here). For an explanation of what is what, go to Tim Jackson's Nikon D70 site, for details and a pdf download of the necessary documentation. Again I must stress that I didn't intend to do anything more than a 'quick-and-dirty' test (test sheet not perfectly level, camera not at a measured 45 degrees...) - life to short, but the results were good enough for me to know there isn't a focus issue between camera and lens.
Anyway, in the studio this evening the lens proved to be a joy to use, fast and responsive focus with a nice bright image in the viewfinder. Expect some narrow depth of field pictures to start appearing in the galleries as I explore the uses of this lens - it's Bokeh potential. Bokeh (BOK-hay) is a Japanese term which is used increasingly these day in photographic circles and means the way that out-of-focus parts of the picture are esthetically rendered (or not!). Quite often the limited depth of field obtainable by wide aperture lens allows the subject to 'pop' out of the picture by ensuring the rest of the picture is sufficiently blurred.
Born in 1956 (so getting on a bit now) I'm married and have two wonderful children we all live in Devon in the South West of England - on the Cornish border.