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Posts tagged Nikon 20mm f/2.8 NIKKOR AI-s lens

Circus Circus

Our lodgings for the past three nights. Tip: if you ever stay here, bring ear plugs.

Zaru Soba (笊蕎麦)

笊蕎麦 zaru soba star sushi ashland oregon japanese food

I had some zaru soba (cold Japanese noodles) the other day at Ashland’s Star Sushi. This is more of a summertime meal, but the sun was out, and I had been walking and felt warm so cold noodles sounded better at that moment. They were good.


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cherry blossoms

Bento Lunch

Nikon 20mm f/2.8 NIKKOR AI-s bento lunch Misoya Bistro asahi super dry beer

Misoya Bistro – Medford, Oregon

I picked up a couple of used, manual Nikon lenses in Medford this morning from a Craigslist ad. I purchased them mainly because I have fun playing with new lenses, and the price was right. The one I used for this photo of my “Japanese” lunch is a Nikon 20mm f/2.8 AI-s lens. It weighs about 25% as much as my 14-24mm and is much smaller. I will take this (or my 24mm prime) along when going on a hike or bike ride instead of my much larger and heavier zooms.

Why did I put Japanese in quotes? Because all of the “Japanese” restaurants (other than 武蔵スシバー Musashi Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine in Grants Pass) in Southern Oregon are run by non-Japanese with non-Japanese cooks and with foods that only partly look and taste Japanese.