Near & far in colour

Since acquiring a 30mm Lumix 2.8 lens it has not left the camera.  One advantage with this prime lens is increased sharpness of image – the disadvantage being that camera shake becomes more noticeable (even with in-built lens stability) but tripods are not for out and about days. Hence I’ve fewer passable sharp shots especially whilst I get the hang of manual focus.

union jack flags riverside thames
great British seaside holidays – dodgy weather and a stretch of sand (thames side)

Besides being a good enough macro lens, the 30mm lens is a very adequate general purpose lens -as here where I cover the waterfront, as the song says.

millennium bridge viewers

I just have to get used to not having the zoom facility of my kit lens (14-140mm)- even so I can still reach for the skies.

[I’ve just noticed that these 2 shots would made a good diptych – click to view closer]

So I am more than happy with the len’s long view handling, and am making the most of being able to get in close enough to venture into abstracts. Who would guess…

glass foot of fruit bowl with plums

And tomorrow it’s near and far in monochrome – the colour I am more at ease with!


13 thoughts on “Near & far in colour

  1. And why is camera shake more noticeable? I use a 14mm and a 45mm prime most of the time, and frequently use f2.8…. Don’t you use the viewfinder and hug the camera close?

    1. with age have a more noticebale tremor and it seems to show up more especially when I try to manually focus but you are right I hug the viewfinder or find a way of resting my arms for a shot

        1. not nosy Sue – a good question! The camera has inbuilt stabilization but which helps. There is also a good sized touchscreen but I find eye to the viewfinder the best for lessening camera shake

  2. Emilio Pasquale

    Beautiful shots. I think the great advantages of a prime lens is moving around more and finding different angles. I should use mine more often but I’m in love with my wide angle 10-24mm.

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