Saturday, September 18, 2010

new lens



new lens, originally uploaded by Sophie_vf.
new to me, anyway. It's a used 24mm prime that will have to be manually metered and focused on my camera.  I am strangely enamored of the colorful coating on the lens. I don't have any other lenses that look like this at all, or else they're more recessed so I don't notice.

I haven't really tried it much yet, though. It's a wide-angle 24mm prime that I thought I'd use for landscapes and such, and the weather is currently so wretched I am not sure when I'll get it out next. If only September actually felt like September instead of November.

5 comments:

michele said...

oh man i'm with you on the september feeling like november. it's bitterly cold here and so gloomy.

shooting in this flat light is a challenge!

nice lens though. i think you'll love the wide angle when you start using it.

gypsy said...

Curious to see what this lens is all about... I know you will experiment with your new baby, er, lens. It is so frustrating when nature does not cooperate with our photographic plans.

Sophie_vf said...

Yes, the flat light is not encouraging - I was out last night and while not disappointed in the results, it certainly didn't give me a chance to put the lens through it's paces.

Tammy, I just wanted a fast, wider angle prime, either for landscapes like when I'm out in the coulees or a wider view of interiors, but with a larger aperture than my kit lens. Generally I prefer using primes anyway because that way I can stuff my camera almost inconspicuously in my handbag :)

I might try some interiors when I'm at work tomorrow.

gypsy said...

Sophie, In the past year I've shot with the 50mm f/1.8 almost exclusively. On our recent vacation I didn't even bother bringing the kit lens. Now I am curious about other prime lenses.

Sophie_vf said...

I really like that lens too and I often have it on my camera because it's so small. And I'm so used to the view on a 50 that the 24 surprises me - it's an unexpected viewpoint.