I still remember the days I use to find dslrs huge. I was all about Micro Four thirds and that size really suited my needs at that time. I became quick on the draw and really captured a lot images. A year later and voila, I ended my relationship with M43, sold all my gear, and embarked onto new adventures with a dslr. I didn’t really know what to expect but something about the grip really got to me. All of a sudden, the grip became comfortable, and I was really working the camera, it felt good, so I’m sticking with it. This new transformation also coincided with my love of strobes(flash photography) and really trying to learn light. So fast forward to 2013 and here we are embarking on new journey and rekindling some old ones.
I’ve been thinking of acquiring a true 50mm 1.8 (eFOV for Nikon DX) for some time now. I did the usual due diligence and read the appropriate reviews and what not, but nothing beats shooting with the actual lens in my humble opinion. So with that said, I got the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX which brings me back to the old days of the Canon F1 and the 50mm 1.8 which started this whole journey circa 1994. This lens is Nikon’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s birth. So being a little superstitious and having first learned of HCB and totally awe of his photographic genius back ’94 this acquisition made perfect sense. Let’s see what light this little jewel sees in 2013. Don’t be surprised to see most of my images this year with this sole lens. Anything goes from: portraits, street, ministract, and documentary.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
― Henri Cartier-Bresson