PESO - Sunny Meadow

frank theriault knarftheriault at
Fri Jul 30 14:02:22 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 7:09 AM, David Mann <dave at> 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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