Poppy Heads

After trying the X-T10 and thinking it was too small in my hands, I tried to like its big brother, the Fuji X-T1.

But after finding the X-T1 still just a bit too small in my hands, I picked up my Nikon and right away it felt better.

It is easier and quicker to use. The only downside of course, is that it weighs quite a bit more. But then, what’s the point in something more convenient to hold if it isn’t as pleasant to shoot with?

These are poppy heads shot with the Nikon and the 50mm f1.8 lens yesterday. Not the easiest target as they swayed in the breeze, so an impressionistic shot rather than pin-accurate

And that brings me to the point of this commentary. I had a 35mm f1.4 lens on the Fuji. I have never shot an f1.4 lens before. I thought the separation between subject and other objects with the f1.4 would be more or less the same as an f1.8 lens. How wrong I was – the extra stop with the lens wide open made a big difference.