Apr 252012

I’ve been busy with a class I’ve been taking so I haven’t had much time to make blog posts. I am still taking plenty of pictures. Last Saturday I got a bunch of nice photos of my neighborhood’s spring 5k, the “Azalea Classic“, while my wife actually ran it.

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I’m still getting used to manually focusing everything. My “hit” rate was fairly good that day – maybe 70+% were in acceptable focus? But it was a bright and sunny day, so I was doing a lot of f8 shooting. The smaller size of the package (compared to a SLR) is still much appreciated. I’m getting less photos in focus, but I feel comfortable taking more photos, so it balances out at the end.

Everything was taken using a Nex-7(!) with a Voigtlander 28/1.9 Ultron. I really like the 40mm-ish focal length. To me, it can feel both “wide” and “normal” at the same time. The lens gives a subdued glow wide open¬†and is pretty sharp edge to edge by f8.