35/35/35 #27: 1872

Fuji X-T30 and 35/2 lens

Not going to lie. So far I am not falling in love with the standard focal length field of view. There are times I’ve felt it was a decent focal length for what I was shooting, but a moderately wide angle lens feels much more natural to me. Often times when I’m looking at a scene, I can compose the photo in my mind and automatically position myself for the photo before I even look through the viewfinder. That comes from decades of shooting photos.

But when I’m shooting with a standard lens, which the 35mm is on the smaller APS-C sized sensor of the Fuji cameras, I’m often having to back up multiple times to reposition myself. And sometimes I’m still not happy with the perspective.

It’s not a fault of the lens. It’s just my personal shooting style and 35 years of conditioning with other lenses. When I was shooting with film or full-frame digital cameras, I was a fan of the field of view from the 35mm focal length. But to get that field of view with the smaller sensor, it requires a 23mm lens. And since switching Fuji, their 23/2 lens has been my favorite.

I’m still glad I’m doing this personal challenge and will see it through. It’s good to get out of the comfort zone. But I am looking forward to getting back to using the 23/2 as my main walkabout lens.

Published by Jim Lee

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

One thought on “35/35/35 #27: 1872

  1. Jim,

    It’s good to get out of your comfort zone. When shooting professionally, I never used the 50mm, or hardly ever. Now I use it fairly often. But again, it’s a tool for use at with an appropriate subject. I like it’s straight forward presentation. Normally I used a 28mm full frame when shooting wide, although now I prefer the 35mm full frame equivalent. It’s interesting as we get older and have more experience how our “vision” changes and allows us to grow in how we see. And it’s all fun.



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