June 16, 2018
This entry was posted on June 16, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Flowers, Plants and was tagged with begonia, gravel, hanging basket, Kendal at Oberlin, Oberlin.
I like this composition, it works very well! A 🙂
June 16, 2018 at 6:27 AM
I think this is what comes from having only one lens with me, and its being a fixed 60mm lens. If I’d had my zoom, I probably would have grabbed this at 24mm. Or maybe not. Maybe this is really the best look, and I would have seen it at the time. I’ll never know.
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June 16, 2018 at 12:07 PM
Carrying just one lens can be a very useful thing – its what I usually do, albeit the lenses are usually zooms – but there’s less thinking about which lens to use, less fuss, no lens changing – another option I use sometimes is two lenses, each on a separate body. A 🙂
June 17, 2018 at 1:19 AM
For a long time I had two functioning DSLRs, and carried both. One went from 18mm to 70mm, and the other from 70mm to 180mm. I loved having that flexibility. Then the older camera body gave out. If I go back to two cameras again, one will be the lighter-weight mirrorless kind. I thought for a while that I simply couldn’t take many good photographs (by my own judgement) if I didn’t have that longer lens, which doesn’t seem to work on my newer DSLR. But never being able to go beyond 85mm with the lens that works has taught me to see in new ways. Even though I’ve learned that lesson, I’d still like a longer zoom lens. I’m just having a hard time parting with the money.
June 17, 2018 at 11:34 AM
I definitely recommend mirrorless – more compact and lighter; I still use full-frame DSLRs sometimes and they are superb, but mirrorless are handier and more portable.
June 18, 2018 at 5:04 AM
Do you ever use a long lens on your mirrorless? If you do, how does that affect the weight? Is it still significantly lighter than, say, a DSLR with a 50mm lens?
June 18, 2018 at 4:51 PM
I thought I commented on this – I know I saw it – things have been crazy lately. 🙂 Anyway, I like it! Re the conversation above, I think a longer lens CAN make a mirrorless quite a bit heavier, and sometimes less balanced. It depends on the system. The other thing to consider is whether it would be confusing to jump back and forth between two such different kinds of cameras. I’m sure you’ve thought about that. I’ve taken to hanging a second lens in its carrying case off my belt loop or putting it in a pocket, thus limiting myself to two lenses, either two prime or one zoom one prime. It’s still a struggle – which two lenses this time? But I’ve gotten pretty good at changing them in odd places. 🙂
June 20, 2018 at 9:45 PM
Thanks, Lynn. Do you find it confusing to switch back and forth between your mirrorless and your DSLR? I had not thought about that. I hate switching lenses, even sitting down in my chair in my house. I’m always aware that I could be getting more dust on my sensor.
June 21, 2018 at 8:51 PM
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