8 thoughts on “The Princess and her Camera

      • mewanchuk says:

        Thanks Peter.

        It was the last itch I had to scratch. (For now…)

        😉

        I must say, however, that I am a bit ambivalent about it at present:

        1. It is extremely hard to focus correctly…especially on little things that move. (Definitely much worse than the Noct wide-open). Sadly, my hit rate on the last roll was only 3 out of 12. (boo!) Hopefully a 45 degree prism will remedy this somewhat…
        2. It requires a different body, with focal plane shutter. While this allows you faster shutter speeds (up to 1/2000) it is a much more fragile (and electronic) system.
        3. 1/60s is no longer sufficient hand-held–As a matter of fact, it is simply out of the question (both from shutter-shock, and from body/lens shake). Truth is, 1/125 or 1/250 is the bare minimum when shooting with this lens, unless tripod-mounted with stationary objects. (This does not describe my shooting situation 🙂 ). Therefore, while a stop is gained with the aperture, at least a stop or two is lost due to lens focal length, and shutter dynamics. The lens blur may be nicer, but the shooting envelop actually more constrained…

        On the fence as to whether it will hang around…

        -M.

        • PhotographsbyPeter.com says:

          Excellent insight and incredibly honest assessment. I’ve always had the same concerns holding me back.

          As such, I believe the writing may be on the wall for you and this lens…

        • mewanchuk says:

          “The reports of it’s death have been greatly exaggerated…”

          😉

          It is too hard to come by to give up so easily…but we’ll see how it goes.

          -M.

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