Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Kerby x3

Kerby x3

A quick triptych of our dog, Kerby, taken with the Tokina 12-24mm f/4 ultrawide zoom lens on my Nikon D700. Designed for APS-C crop-sensored cameras (like my old Nikon D50 and D200), the Tokina's image circle does not completely cover the 35mm sensor on my full-frame Nikon D700. Though severe vignetting occurs at the wide end (12mm), the image circle does widen to cover the D700's FX-sized sensor at 18mm and continues through to 24mm, meaning I can continue to enjoy this wonderful lens with my Nikon D700.

As my style has developed I've found myself less interested in the long telephoto lenses that I used when I first transitioned into digital photography, namely with the Olympus C-2100UZ (38mm-380mm f/2.8) and then the Panasonic DMC-FZ20 (36mm - 432mm f/2.8).

I'm much more interested in the resulting images that come from both engaging my subjects and including their surroundings by getting closer, even to the point of distortion.

Sheridan and Suzette
Sheridan and Suzette of Hip and Humble, SLC, UT

Christian
Christian, Wedding at Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, SC

Buckwheat Zydeco
Buckwheat Zydeco at the Snowbird 2008 Rock & Blues Festival, SLC, UT

Plus ultrawide lenses make for easy and fun self-portraits. :)

Moi, with a PB and hot pepper jelly sandwich

What's your favorite lens?

4 comments:

Marcus said...

My 70-200 f/2.8L IS and Sigma 10-20 get the most use. I just picked up the Canon 50 mm f/1.4 and 35 mm f/2 and have been enjoying them for the last month or so.

calanan said...

I don't own but have rented Nikon's 70-200 f/2.8 a couple of times (for assignments) and did like it for those occasions when you need that extra reach.

Nikon's 35mm f/2 is a great lens but my copy suffers from a well-known fault of oily aperture blades and as such I don't use it as much as I'd like. I'm planning on fixing it myself (Nikon Repair would not fix it) until the rumored Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 replacement is released.

Anonymous said...

yeah. nice style )

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