Experienced readers in joy of this “block” would know by now that imagery in this post must have been captured by the Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4 AIS. I would hate to cause any confusion though, so in case you`re not in the know by now, or if you just need it confirmed once more; it is. But, month is almost up, a new lens stands ready in line, eager to be next month`s worthy abuse. (I sense an optical legend in the near horizon). Being bound to one single lens for an entire month, (with the 20mm I got going a bit late in the month but) in the case of the 200mm, it has spawned tons of good stuff for a later share, and a printed book might come out of the year-in-review sessions. I will have to work real-time though, to keep my interest and appetite high. Means I will share as much as time and energy allows for it. Work from the 20mm and 200mm sorted and stored, just sitting there on my HD, remaining to be made ready for presentation. When the year is up, I will revisit and update, make the year of 2015 useable for later use, and I will cherry-pick the shots off of each month that pleases me the most. And if I do print a book of this year`s stunt, I may even keep some of the shots off the internet, making them print-only exclusives. The idea sounds fun (and new!) to me. So, this has turned out to be a project after all.
I guess this year will be the creation of “something”, and you`re witnessing how it is born. I don`t really know what that is, what it will be, but rephrasing Björk; “eye better document this”. Life is an ever-changing experience, I must say. Sometimes adapting to it feels kinda forced. I might be alone on this one. Dunno. Back to photography. For now this simply is exploration in Nikkors, the maual ones. It`s a showcase of what can be done with the various lenses (or can`t?). And to the trained eye, it is a new angle to reviewing a lens.. perhaps. Time will tell. At the time being the shared work will be my comment on how I feel about, and how I currently work with the respective lenses. Then I don`t have to type anything up if I don`t feel like it. For some odd reason I feel obligated to say this, and maybe it`s because I`d imagined the blogging for this year layed out differently; I just don`t have it in me at this point. I need to be me, un-hooked, and when I no longer tell myself what I should (better) do (to achieve success aka escape poverty), when it`s just about doing what I love to do, or need to do, then it flows. I need to go back there.
Ok, today`s post might only make sense if you`re me. To boil it down, I might have to withdraw to the abstract darkroom. I won`t be typing much, but I`ll keep sharing imagery, and I hope you`ll stick around (and grow in size, make us all one big happy family). Still, I will try to summarize my lens findings by the end of each month, only it will be a down-to-the-bone short one.
I have a question: if you were to pick next month`s subject, which of the following lenses would you like to see me abuse? We had the 20mm already, this month our companionship is the splendid and CA-friendly 200mm, so left are:
f2.8/24mm f2/28mm f1.2/50mm f2.8/55mm micro (incl. PK-13) f2.8/85mm PC micro f1.4/85mm f2.5/105mm f4/105mm micro (incl. PN-11) f3.5/75-150mm Series E and f2.8/180mm ED
It just takes one of you to answer my question. Your pick will be the lens I`ll go for. Remember, I already am getting warmed up in mind about the lens (I believe) I am about to work with for the entirety of march. If you threw me off, would serve well for a rise in dopamine flush; feel invited.
Happy lights around.