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Well I guess this is my first "official" post here so hope you don't mind my babbling
As many of you saw a few days back I was looking for a wide-ish angle lens as my first manual focus. A few of you came to my rescue with options, but Curtis being the kind man he is offered up a more price efficient 28 2.8 ais option. After reading into it it seemed to fit the bill perfectly to what I was looking for int he right price range.
Today was Christmas and the lens arrived and it was stunning! A quick polish of the glass and attaching the lens hood which caught me off guard for a second, not use to those internal threaded things. I was now left with nothing but anxiety for the day to end so I can give my new toy a go. However "Karl" wanted to give me a big middle finger all day from my office window making my walk home lighting less then desirable. However, the clock struck 6 and Karl decided to play nice! I knew it was going to be a good first run of trying to figure out this manual focus thing.
Below is a result of my average 30 minute walk home:
Love this drummer
makeShiftDrummer by Ryan Monday, on Flickr
A simple peace protest was going on about drones, the main area was to busy with tourists not being mindful, but caught this character on the outskirts.
peaceProtest01 by Ryan Monday, on Flickr
Love me some street music. This is actually a "Community" grand that is rolled out on nice day and just sits for people to play. I was lucky enough to walk by as some one was using it.
streetPiano by Ryan Monday, on Flickr
Working on my hip shooting technique looks like this lens and I are going to have to fight over flares, the lens hood on it is so tiny maybe that isn't helping. However int his case maybe it was giving me a flare gift nice placed over his shoulder. The debate on this is on!
copStop by Ryan Monday, on Flickr
Another hip shot, I love how creative some of these signs get
smile by Ryan Monday, on Flickr
Finally made it home eager to test the infinity distance people seem to gripe about on this lens so got home at the right time to take a pano from my bedroom. It is not as bad as the internet makes it out to be, but no where close to as good as some of my nicer new high-end glass. No issue to me I will be using this sharp as a katana close-mid lens for the street.
Be sure to click flickr for bigger image:
cloudsGolden by Ryan Monday, on Flickr
Oaer all extremely happy with the lens and I see it getting lots of miles in my hands. Even more excited to be a part of this group. May get some more shots tonight as I have a product shoot I have to do for a friend and the .5 foot zoom distance should work brilliant for it
Wheew sorry about that explosion of text!