Having A Little Fun At Purdue Volleyball
Yesterday I made the trip up to campus to catch a little of the Purdue volleyball match against Ohio. I had not made a photo since Wednesday thanks to a crazy back injury that knocked me on my butt. I was feeling a little better Sunday afternoon so I decided to take my camera down to Holloway Gymnasium to make a couple of photos. I took no long lenses so that I would not have much strain. Just a couple of cameras and smaller lenses to play around with.
Using The Sony 12-24mm Lens
One lens that I have not used much yet is my Sony 12-24mm lens. This was one that I was very interested in when I made the switch. The Canon 11-24mm lens is one of my favorite lenses of all time. If I could get even similar results from this lens I would be happy. I really did not stay long enough to try this thing out, but I did make this photo during the second set. I think this lens has some potential, but I wouldn’t use it much at an event.
The Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III
This is a lens that I have been playing with on and off for about a week now. I had read about this lens, and I really wanted to try it out. I loved the idea of the f/0.95 aperture. There were enough good reviews about the lens to give it a go. I had used it on still objects for the week, but of course I wanted to try it out in the real world on moving subjects. With an autofocus lens keeping your subject in focus at f/0.95 would not be easy. This is a manual focus lens though so my job was amazingly difficult. I made the celebration photo at the top of this post with this lens as well as the photo above this paragraph. I don’t think I would use this much if I was on the clock, but for fun this was really good. I imagine that by the end of the week I will have a bit more about this lens. I had planned some portraits on the road with this lens this past weekend, but my back kept me from making the trip. I think that portrait may be where this lens is the best. It was still fun to try and capture some action with it though.
The Week In Photos
Last week was a great week until midweek when I jacked my back up. I did not make another photo until Sunday afternoon. I still think that I had a good week, but my football season will have to wait for another week. You can see my favorite photos from last week here.