With Xmas looming large I would like to wish all our readers, past, present and future a very Merry Xmas. Hopefully no matter where you are you have a relaxing holiday break. Long time readers will no doubt have noticed I haven’t been very proactive of late. After retiring at the end of August this year and going into an immediate Lockdown for 3 months … Continue reading Three More Sleeps Till Santa
Having discussed various lenses and uses for them as well as samples ( See PT.1 & PT.2), I have been waiting for an opportunity to crank off a few shots of something a little more interesting than the shed outback. Compounding the problem is the lack of mobility in the form of another Covid-19 lockdown, now into our third week. With the days getting longer … Continue reading About Zoom Lenses Pt.3
Options: In About Zoom lenses – Pt1. of this series I stated that the size and weight of prime lenses and fixed aperture zoom lenses ( zoom primes ) were generally large and heavy. While this is true of a good many of these lenses there are a few that a considerably smaller than some. Take Fuji’s new XC 35 as well as the XF 27 … Continue reading About Zoom lenses – Pt2
I mentioned in a “About Zoom lenses – Pt1” a discussion at DPreview forums regarding depth of field and how zoom users in particular would go about determining how to approach the subject. For most people reading through the various comments it would seem that no one seemed to have a particularly good grasp of the process. The keyboard warriors among them sallied forth with more … Continue reading About Lenses and depth of field.
Weighty Issues. What lens should you use? Its a common question and one that’s often seen on photography forums and often opens up a nightmare discussion. Case in point is the current discussion in the Fuji X system forum at DPreview. Click this link to see the discussion. The forum post topic is the following question – “How do zoom shooters actually calculate their shots?” … Continue reading About Zoom lenses – Pt1.
An extremely cold night under the stars with the Canon 18-135mm f3.5 -5.6 IS lens. I shot the lens at 18 mm and at 135mm to get a feel for the ability of the lens. I found it to be reasonably well corrected with a certain amount of coma and chromatic aberration at the edges although to be fair not as much as I had … Continue reading Canon 600D Astrophotos & 18-135mm f3.5 -5.6 IS lens.