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…

abstract_glass_30mm
glass foot of fruit bowl with plums

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

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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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