I took a few pictures of jellyfish in the small color-shifting exhibit (not the "Jellies" special exhibit, didn't make it there) near the big tank in the middle. Don't they look like brains floating in space? Anyone know this particular species?
Camera Nerdery: I have to pause to freak out over how good the Leica Cron 50 is. Thank you, Dr. Mandler, for designing such an excellent lens. I've used all manner of 50mm primes and this is easily the best. Zeiss is the sharpest, but the contrast is harsh. The Nikon AI-s has a so-so defocus quality and the diffraction enters early. Canon's offerings, both 1.8 mk I and 1.4: frankly pedestrian and awful to manually focus. (Let any suspicion of my Canon Fanboy-ness perish.) The well-reputed Sigma does so much very well, but coloration is sometimes off and the AF is nervous. Granted, the Summicron doesn't AF whatsoever, but I don't mind so much--particularly when the focus ring is built this incredibly well. My copy was made around 1978 and performs as well or outperforms anything currently made for similar money. If anyone has a Canon f/1.0 I can try, let me know. Maybe then the Summicron can be dethroned. [Canon 1Ds mkIII, Leica Summicron 50mm, 1/160th, f/2, ISO 1250]