Back in Germany I eventually got the German brand adaptor from Novoflex which works quite well with a range of different lenses. The adaptor is beautiful build and has two markings. A big circle and a small circle. If you put your lens on with the widest opening it allows you to change your aperture even if your lens doesn't have an aperture ring. You can't see the actual f-stop but in manual you have just to go with your guts and the histogram of your camera. It is a real sturdy piece of work.
Studied as well my new thick kind of bible book. It's just that the manual have all different languages which makes it bible like thick. Otherwise there are only 96 pages to study and mostly it's just getting the feeling and your own settings how you like it. I think there will be a lot of tweaking and changing in the month to come. Got up very early this morning and tried to do some actual work along the rhine river before starting some other work.
Luckily there is great weather here and a beautiful morning sky to work with. Actually it is just about six degrees but with the wind blowing it feels much colder and my red ears and cold fingers would tell you something else. Seeing the results in camera I got my reward nonetheless.
As I didn't bring my laptop I just have to work with the iPad and photogene which turns out to be just fine for posting on the web. Will be excited when I transfer the big images back to my home PC.
No enough writing here are some of the images I took this morning.