I am not going to go into much detail about this sharp little lens because, unlike the Sigma, there is tons of info about this one. It is after all one of the 50mm lenses that most are familiar with if you use Nikon. Only the G version, the more recent one, is ahead of … Continue reading Six Day Prime Lens Challenge – Day 3 – Nikon 50mm 1.8 AF D on APSC camera
So I started off with the newest lens in my arsenal. It's the Sigma 28mm 2.8 mini wide II. A very cute little lens that weighs very little but still feels solid. It's a manual focus lens which is rather challenging on a DSLR. Especially as my camera yesterday was an old D90 which doesn't … Continue reading Six Day Prime Lens Challenge – Day 1 – 28mm lens on APSC Nikon
I recently took a stock check again of photo gear and thought about what worked best and what I needed in order to facilitate advancing. I have always loved prime lenses and see myself potentially using primes exclusively both professionally and for pleasure. Why do I love primes? Well apart from the fact that primes … Continue reading Six Day Prime Lens Challenge
Here is an interesting question. Being a minimalist I obviously don't get into collecting loads of stuff. I think I am not naturally inclined towards GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) anyway. The most cameras and lenses I ever had at any one time? Not sure. I guess 4 cameras and 4 or 5 lenses. That might … Continue reading What Photo Gear Do I need?
When I was around ten-years-old, a new occupant arrived in our home. It was an old brown upright piano from Germany. I had been drawn to playing music before that. I'd strummed my Dad's guitar and probably had to play the ubiquitous tin whistle while at school. I have no doubt there must have been … Continue reading Composer or Improviser?
I remember going clothes shopping with my mother in the early 90's. There was a shop I can't remember the name of that had this upstairs section for ''young people''. The boom of MTV filled the warehouse-chic surroundings and somewhat bedraggled teenagers wandered around zombie-like. Too cool to look like they cared. On the prowl … Continue reading Grunge and Me
I suppose you could say that when I couldn't get a Japanese film on DVD or I was running out of titles to pick up, I picked up some Korean ones. Actually, there are some really great Korean films. Korea have quite a few very good horror films influenced perhaps by the J-Horror of Japan. … Continue reading Foreign Films: South Korea