I’ve owned a Nikon 24mm f/2.8D for a couple years now, but it rarely finds itself on my camera. It’s just not a focal length I like to be locked into for my shooting style. It makes a very nice and light landscape lens, but, at this time, landscapes aren’t my focus. It’d probably make an interesting street lens too, but, again, not my main genre currently.
I occasionally debate with myself wether I should sell the lens for some extra money. But then convince myself I should hold onto it because it’s the widest focal length I own. Recently I’ve made a deal with myself that I will shoot with it more, so yesterday when my daughter and wife began frosting cupcakes I grabbed the 24 and put it on the camera.Â It was a pretty impulsive series of pictures and was meant to begin to get a better feel of the 24mm range. It’s not unusual to shoot portrait style photography today at wide focal lengths, but it’s not a practice I’m comfortable with yet. The majority of my photography is done with a 50mm 1.8 and 105mm 2.8VR. On a 24-? zoom with a range of focal lengths, 24mm wouldn’t feel as restricting.
I still need to get a better feel on how features are distorted and lines skewed at 24mm., but below are the results of the cameraman and the bakers. Do you have a lens that typically sits lonely on the shelf seeing little action? Try dusting it off and playing with it. After all, it’s really be about having fun.
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