Effective 35mm Lens

220921-093014-JEH22I decided that I liked the colors in the previous evening pictures and decided to extend my exploring using the 23mm F2 lens with the X-Pro3 and Classic Neg film simulation with no additional personal processing of the file.  I took this image to see how close I could autofocus at F2.

I am not feeling great today so I might do some more checking around the house.  I have often seen people taking similar pictures of their watch to check close focusing, sharpness, etc. but since I no longer have a watch I made this version.

I would like to compare this lens and image to one made with the Fuji X100V, but I replaced my previous X100V with the X-Pro3 to have a more versatile system.  Now, in hindsight, I think I should have just kept the X100V and only made images with it.  It would have been simpler, lighter, and cheaper.  I also miss the X100V LCD.

I’ll use the 23mm lens for awhile and consider dropping back to only a X100V for a one and only camera whenever they become more available.  I am finding that I could probably manage with just an effective 35mm lens since my travel photography and Homewood photography effectively died with the beginning of Covid and the passing of a new PA law relative to photographing seniors living in care facilities.  The decrease of wildlife on Homewood also removed my need for longer zoom lenses.

2 comments

  1. Svente

    Hello from Germany. Just started following your blog.

    I totally get the “just stay with 35mm and have 1 nice camera” thing. Got myself a Sony RX1 last week and love it so far. Thing is, i also own an RX100 an an Olympus Pen-F with the Panaleica nifty 50 lens. I want to downsize but parting also means: It does not get easier to get ahold of that stuff in the future and i really love the Pen-F design and jpeg colors.
    (Got a bit into a rambling there)

    Thank your for the everyday insights

    Svente

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