Little piece on lenses

John Sessoms jsessoms002 at
Mon Oct 19 10:17:12 EDT 2009

> Larry Colen wrote:
>> > On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 10:22:08PM -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>> >   
>>> >> Most readers of my blog aren't photogs.  When I meet them at
>>> >> conferences & so on they look at me swapping primes and ask "what is
>>> >> it with that?"  So I wrote a little piece to try to introduce this
>>> >> whole multi-lens thang, and why civilians might want to step on to the
>>> >> slippery slope.  It won't educate anyone reading PDML but might
>>> >> entertain.
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> Quote: "I?m happiest when I?m out with just the 21mm and 40mm, because
>>> >> the whole combo is ridiculously light and there?s still room in the
>>> >> bag for a sandwich and hip-flask."  -Tim
>>> >>     
>> >
>> > A couple of nights ago I came very close to posting a silly little
>> > email about how much I love my DA40. I had played around in my yard a
>> > bit, and when I was processing shots with the DA40 and K20 I was blown
>> > away at how sharp, detailed and wonderful they are.
>> >
>> > I want a 21. I got to play a bit with Pat's and really like it. I also
>> > need something wider than my 31 and sharper/faster than my 18-250. As
>> > much of a prime fetshist I am, I probably ought to get the 16-50
>> > first, cover the whole range, and if I need anything faster/smaller in
>> > a particular length, get it when I have the money.
>> >
>> > I followed your link to and was amused by:
>> > < >

I could be the lugger if there's a sub-category for no matter how much 
you've prepared and how much you've thought it through, the one lens you 
REALLY need is back in the car trunk down at the trail-head.

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