Since the following reader didn’t send me any photographs directly, I’ll have to call this post a re-blog rather than a reader inspiration. Either way, give this guy a look:
Since I check in with your blog every other day, I thought I’d take the liberty to tell you I have started one myself, as if anybody needs another one! I’m brand new at this so I’d really appreciate some feedback. I’ve been a photographer for many years, and now am teaching digital photography in high school. My preferred topics are travel, rock and roll, architecture, abstracts and many other things. Hope to hear from you in the near future. The site is located at www.dancingtosculpture.blogspot.com
Chris’ blog, Dancing to Sculpture, is an upstart photography blog started only back in September. Don’t let this fool you, Chris has some amazing photos already on his site, in areas of photography I have only started to delve in to. His street photography and abstracts are superb. In particular, I loved his three-photograph post from when he was in Havana and Trinidad, Cuba in 2009. That this extremely experienced photographer finds helpful information from my site brings a smile to my face, and really prompts me to want to get out there to take more quality photographs to share.
To that notion, all my readers, I am still consistently taking photographs. However, the busyness of school along with the non-artsy venues I am getting assigned to photograph make it very difficult to post quality material here. I have come to the realization that it is indeed no longer summer; for the time being I cannot keep up my old routine of a post at least every other day and a new lens review about every two weeks. “Real life”, as they say, is requiring too much time right now. I hope this will change soon, but for now, I will post material whenever I can simply find the spare time.
That said, you guys stay awesome, thanks for dropping by, and have a great day.
In all my busyness that has fallen upon me lately, I sometimes lose track of my reader base around the world. A sizable chunk of the unique views to this site are from a non-native country, from New Zealand to the many countries in Europe. When some of those readers reach out to me with an e-mail sharing their side of photography in the world and how my website has helped inspire them, I always get a little happier inside. Recently, one such reader, Mr. Norbert Lümmen (click here for blog), sent me this encouraging email:
During summer, when I did some research on mirrorless cameras, I stumbled across your blog and have been following ever since. I rarely comment blogposts but now I thought it was time to give you some feedback on how your series on old Nikon lenses on your NEX-7 has inspired me.
In the end of my research on mirrorless cameras my choice fell on the Olympus OM-D EM-5 together with a 17mm/2.8 and an adapter to be able to use the Canon EF-glass I already have before investing in more specific micro-4/3-lenses. There I thought especially about the EF-50mm/1.8 because I wanted to mainly use large-aperture prime lenses with the OM-D to use it in a way different to what I have done for the past few years with my Canon 50D, which had almost exclusively zoom-lenses with different focal length intervals attached to it.
So recently it was time for the first outing with the OM-D/50mm-combination and it was to a Jazz-concert on a Saturday afternoon in a local cultural center. I had to get used to the manual focusing first and it was not always easy to get it spot on. The EF-lenses don’t have an aperture ring, so the aperture was always wide open. After a lot of missed shots I got it (almost) right, at least somehow used to it. Fortunately the musicians did not move too much and if there was movement it was a good thing to try and capture it like, for example, the drummer short before hitting the cymbals or the pianist’s fingers flying over the keys in a solo.
I have attached some pictures from that concert and you can find more in my own blog and the most recent post there: http://blog.norbertluemmen.com/#post32
Best regards from Bergen in Norway
There are 8 lenses total in the “consumer” lineup of Nikon’s Series-E’s. You can take this post as a bit of a guide for help choosing which lens may be right for your photography. Lenses are arranged from wide-angle to telephoto. Links to the full reviews are located in the headings. Also, below two pictures are in a much bigger size than they are displayed here. Click on them to see more detail. First up, the 5 primes in the series:
Left to right: 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 100mm, 135mm