The film shots are all great! 22 out of 36 shots! Not to shabby considering I stupidly opened the clutch back before rewind my film and the last time I shot film was like more than 10 years ago LOL I'm not gonna post them here as the shots were from last month, and this thread is all about my personal best of the week. Maybe I will start a new thread for my crappy film shots ;p
I'm very very very blessed to say that I have not enough time for every of my lenses (Well my wife thinks I have lots of lenses, but to others might be just peanut...). I'm not trying to show off or anything, but I'm about to go into a topic where most of the people see and feel by themselves.
Multiple gears, as in more than 1 camera body 1 lens (be it multiple/different brand or FL). Again, I'm very lucky to have friends who willing to borrow and let me play with their lenses for weeks and months. It comes to a point where I have no time to stick to 1 lens and learn about it. I mean it's different when you go out travel or work and you will bring more gears with you, but I'm talking about your "exploration" time in photography. I usually refer this to the time when I go out shooting (be it alone or with friends) with 1 camera body with 1 lens (I will bring more lenses if I know what to expect for the day, for example: Landscape + street or etc...). It's hard to choose only 1 as you have so many to pick, especially when you have a favorite focal length (50mm for me!) or a favorite lens (it's like you already have a wife but still thinking about having an affair :sweat
Contax Zeiss Sonnar T* 90mm f2.8 AF G... that's a tough nut to crack. The view is tight and it requires some working distance between you and your subject. MFD is kinda long (near 1m, well about the same as other legacy 90mm anyway...) and with extension tube the DOF becomes extremely thin (for keep things in focus = smaller aperture = low shutter speed = shoot on tripod = yadayada you know how this rolls...).
For street, it's difficult due to the working distance between you and your subjects, mainly the people/things inbetween. But... it does street unlike your typical wide angle lenses. You get a more "intimate" moment, with close-up of your subject's expression. I brought it with my to my badminton session on Sunday, hoping to capture that kind of shots but I was too busy playing the sport... But after the game, when I was sitting at the bench, I managed to capture a few shots of a kid in training. To me, badminton is quite an easy sport to shoot, as there's only a few spots where the action happens if you know the sport well enough. Shot with wide open aperture (in order to get fast shutter speed), the subject separation is OKAY considering I was sitting across the court, and the result is quite satisfying. I will definitely try this again with my own group.
The little one with heart of a lion by Lee Wooi Chun, on Flickr
Sony A7ii + Contax Zeiss Sonnar T* 90mm f2.8 AF G