PESO - Sunny Meadow
knarftheriault at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 14:02:22 EDT 2010
On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 7:09 AM, David Mann <dave at multisport.net.nz> wrote:
> Lovely. I went running tonight when the temperature was about 2 degrees C so I'm welcoming a nice summery pic.
> I used to have an M200mm f/4. Come to think of it I may still have it, kept as part of a "travelling light" kit which I never seem to use.
Well, fortunately I only have to travel to the bottom of my street to
see this kind of stuff - quite a change for me from my last abode! I
like the M200 not so much because it's light, but because I'm finding
out that in many situations a prime is so much faster than a zoom -
not faster in largest aperture but faster to use. I hate pointing at
something that needs to be taken ~right now~ only to find that it's
the wrong focal length. With a prime, I know what I have - if it
won't work, I don't bother to point. I find I actually lose fewer
photos that way.
That being said, sometimes the flexibility of a zoom is appreciated,
especially for those shots that one has a chance to "set up" for.
Thanks for the kind words, and thanks to Dan as well. Thanks to
everyone who looked.
"Sharpness is a bourgeois concept." -Henri Cartier-Bresson
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