A Day in the Life

A Photoblog by Joel

Shadows and Light

September 19, 2019

I recently bought the Rokinon 85mm 1.8 lens for Fuji X. I’ve been missing this focal length ever since I sold off my Canon gear and parted with my 135 F2L. On the Fuji systems 85mm becomes the equivalent of 135 so it’s exactly what I’ve been wanting. One caveat to this though is this lens is completely manual – aperture and focus. Thankfully on mirrorless cameras like my Fuji you get some fantastic digital peaking in the viewfinder that shows you exactly what will be in focus so it’s not too difficult. Moving targets are a little hard to keep up with but stationary/posing is super easy. Tonight I managed to get several good shots of the kids with the evening light in the playroom and out on a walk.

Emmett peeking over a chain-link fence
Emmett looking off to the side
A very close up of Elle looking down
Elle looking down illuminated by the sun on a dark background
Emily up very close

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