A few days ago I received a new camera bag, a Domke F-8 in RuggedWear. When I was trying to find information on this bag, I could find very little in the way of pictures of the bag and how gear could be loaded into it. I wanted to post some brief thoughts of the bag and also a variety of pictures with the gear I use.
Since my wife and I both had the day off of work, we decided to go on a short hike as a family. Below are a few shots using my new Olympus 9-18mm wide angle zoom. So far, I’ve been really enjoying this lens and the images it can produce.
It seems to me that every year at about this time, I begin a slump in all things photography related. The beautiful color of Fall is past, the leaves mostly lie on the ground in various stages of brown. The other vegetation is dying off and its color a faint memory. When hiking around outside, the images no longer jump out at me. Things get rather dull and boring. My hope is that I can take it as a challenge and create strong images in the midst of all this decay.
Today I’ll be looking at a lens with a classic focal length that has been widely accepted as a ‘normal’ lens. These types of lenses are generally referred to as the ‘nifty fifty’, and for good reason. Generally speaking, this type of lens can be very bright, small and have fantastic optical properties in a low to medium cost lens. With that being said, here are my thoughts on the Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 DG Summilux ASPH lens for the micro 4/3 lens mount. To prevent myself from having to type that out again, I’ll just call it the PL25 from here on out…