Thursday, January 24, 2013

Waiting for the Fujinon 14mm Lens

The new Fuji 14mm f2.8 lens is being shipped by Fuji, and deliveries in the New York area are expected to begin next week. I'm looking forward to hitting the streets with it. The full frame equivalent focal length is 21mm, and that was my favorite lens with which to shoot using my Leica M6 (back in the day). The 18mm prime and the 18mm of the zoom lens have been adequate up to now, but have always felt just a little too narrow at the 28mm equivalent. I'm hoping the 14mm lens will give me the flexibility to be able to get in really close, as shooting on the streets of New York often requires, and still leave me space enough around the subjects for minor cropping if necessary.

While I wait out this extremely cold spell, and impatiently anticipate the delivery of the new lens, here's a couple of shots from last week taken from on one of my favorite shooting spots in Manhattan:




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