Thursday, May 28, 2009

[jules' pics] 5/27/2009 09:38:00 PM


long lens, originally uploaded by julesberry2001.

Cameras and lenses:
Most of the pictures on my blog are taken with a second hand Nikon D40 DSLR paired with a very new (in fact just released when I bought it) "Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8 G" lens. In 35mm film format that's equivalent to a focal length of close to 50mm. The lens in the photo is the "Nikkor AF 135mm f/2 D DC", as I previously mentioned , lent to me by Lan. On the D40 it is equivalent to around 200mm and has only manual focus. Hence my crossed brows in the photo. It is certainly an interesting experiment, and a beautiful lens, but I think it is rather long for shooting Japan, a place where long views are rare, the lanes are full of twists and turns and everything, including people, are so close together.

Yesterday's photo was taken with another of Lan's lenses, "Nikkor AF 24mm f/2.8D". On the D40 that's just a bit wide-angle, around 35mm.

[This pic is taken by James with his Panasonic LX3.]

2 comments:

Belette said...

You need a D80

jules said...

Why? It's bigger, heavier more expensive and outdated. Hardly worth it just to AF on a friend's lens!