When was the last time you shot a bumble bee? Not that long ago? OK, when was the last time you did it with a wide-angle lens??
It’s the Sigma 20/1.8 again, and not all is well today. This is the first time I’m having trouble with a Sigma lens. It front-focuses badly for everything below f8 and distances above a meter. I didn’t recognize it at first, because it does not occur when you use the lens as a macro. I’ll have them fix it, but that will have to wait another week, because next week I’m in Germany and I want to take the lens with me. In the meantime I use the lens in manual focus mode. It’s not really a problem, because I only have to set it to infinity and then come back down until the focus indicator just begins to light up.
What is the Song of the Day? I have a “Bumble Bee Blues”, and that would stick, but when I think about it, it’s really the Muddy Waters hit “I’m a King Bee“, interpreted by The Rolling Stones on their 1964 album “England’s Newest Hitmakers“.
And when you’re at it, please try Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush as well. They’re that good. Really.