35 in 35, with a 35

Dutch Windmill in Elk Horn, Iowa
Fujifilm X-T3 with 35mm f/2 lens

Received my 35mm f/2 lens today, which is a “standard” lens with the APS-C size sensor on Fuji cameras. A standard lens is considered the focal length that will closely reproduce the scene as seen by the human eye.

I’ve never been a big fan of standard lenses. I usually find myself wanting to shooting wide or shooting long. A standard lens always seemed a bit boring to me. I wasn’t planning to buy a 35/2 lens at first, but then Fuji had a great promotional deal on the lens that normally sells for $400. You could save $300 on the lens. When purchased with an X-T30 camera. (Hey, any serious photographer should have a back-up camera. Right?)

I took my 35/2 lens out for a test drive this morning, and I did find myself thinking I shoot shoot with something a bit wider. But I’ve seen many great photos by great photographers shot with a basic standard lens. I’m thinking it might be good to force myself out of my comfort zone.

So I’m giving myself a little photo challenge. Starting today with the photo above, I’m going to post a new photo every day (35 photos) for 35 days, taken with the 35mm lens: 35 in 35 with a 35.I have no preconceived ideas about what I’ll be shooting. I’m just going to go out and have some fun and see what I can come up with.

Published by Jim Lee

A guy and his camera, enjoying the simplicity and elegance of black and white photography.

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