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Did I survive with a 24mm lens?

Did I survive with a 24mm lens? After shooting for a couple of days with a 24mm… I found it was more of a blessing than something bad. At first thought, a 24mm would probably be one of the last choices for a one lens kit right? I mean, it’s really impractical to shoot everything at wide angle hehe… well at least for me. From what I gather now after shooting with the 24mm, here are some of my thoughts:

1. Now I realize (more) that why 50mm or a 35mm lens are coveted as the normal prime lenses and street photographer’s lens. For a one lens solution, having used the 24mm exclusively, I now can say that indeed I can survive with shooting a 35mm or 50mm lens all day. Yeah!

2. Always be prepared for unexpected turn of events. Life is full of that. I had to realize the moment I checked my bag that I left one my favorite lenses, the classic Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4 at my drybox cabinet at home. Ggggrrr… but it was then it dawned on me that it was really a good bonding time with the 24mm, to understand the lens better than before.

3. I learn to shoot the 24mm in a way that I had really no choice to change focal lengths. The restrictiveness of the situation was liberating in a way. The composition was surely a challenging one, especially when on the streets. But I learned to have more patience this time.

 

Hongkong at Night

Hongkong at Night

Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/125, ISO 500, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4

 

Hongkong at Night

Hongkong at Night (not really, 5:30PM hehe)

Photographer’s note: F/2.8, 1/125, ISO 320, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4

 

Hongkong at Night

Hongkong at Night

Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/125, ISO 640, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4

 

Hongkong at Night

Hongkong at Night

Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/125, ISO 900, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4

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  • Reed - Nice! The 24mm is a tough focal length for me as well. You’ve done well with it.

    Reed
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  • xdayv - Reed, it’s a bit challenging for me to compose with the 24mm focal length… nevertheless I like the focal length now more than ever. Keep shooting!ReplyCancel

  • alfred - temps, I can relate to that… hahaha, remember when I had your 20mm for a day? It was really a blast using wide and fixed focal length. Let us shoot soon templar!ReplyCancel

  • xdayv - Alfred, thanks for dropping by. I’m looking forward to that!ReplyCancel

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