32mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/320
Summer keeps on a-rollin’ in the bluegrass, as temperatures remain warm, fields stays green, and flowers continue to grow. At the same time, and just how I detailed a couple weeks ago, my summer work keeps me busy for a lot of the time I would prefer to dedicate to photography. That’s the downside to making money, I suppose. It does take time and effort to earn it. 🙂
On the bright side, with all the recent rumors flying around about the full-frame NEX, it’s a good thing I’m saving my money! As many readers know, a full-frame NEX-7-styled camera is one that I have dreamed of for a long time. I’ve got just about all the full-frame AI-s Nikkors I need for such a camera, so the rumored announce date of September 24 cannot come soon enough!
Back to the here and now, let’s take a look at all things photographic over the past couple weeks: Continue Reading
I’ll be reviewing the lens on the left. Image from Zeiss’ website.
After a good long wait, some time today I’ll be receiving the brand-new Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 for E-mount. I’ve been looking forward to this lens ever since catching wind of early rumors, and even more-so after finding it to be even cheaper than the Zeiss $1100 24mm f/1.8. After extended shooting with the Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS, a lens I do like, I’ve found myself needing more sharpness and less lateral out-of-focus fringing at wider apertures. The Sony just isn’t cutting it on the resolution-monster NEX-7.
In steps the 32mm f/1.8, a lens Zeiss coins the “Magician of the Moment”. Sporting Zeiss’ proven “Planar” optical design, this lens may prove to be a powerful optical powerhouse in a compact design. I have extremely high hopes for this one. More to come soon. Depending on how much I can shoot with it day-of-arrival, I hope to have a hands-on video and/or some first impression photographs to share within the next couple days. Check back often or follow me by clicking the orange “Follow” button on the right of your screen.