Oct 192010
 

“Fallende Blätter”, that’s “falling leaves” in German, so obviously this topic keeps me working. Today was just like yesterday. All my images circled around falling or fallen leaves.

And there’s more. I am back to the Tamron 17-50/2.8 VC, as I said, my most used lens, and it’s just as every time when I change from a manual focus lens to an AF-lens: WOW! Auto-focus! Unbeliiiiievable!!!!!

Really, it sounds stupid, but just try it yourself: get a manual lens (maybe that’s not possible for Canon users, because when Canon changed to AF, they changed their lens mount), a used one, cheaply from eBay or from a second-hand dealer, use it for a time, enjoy the slow-down, and then change back to a modern AF lens. Incredible! You’ll love the experience.

By the way, you know about my troubles with the Tammy, so when today I found that all my images of a certain subject were over-exposed, I was once again in that “I-throw-it-away-and-buy-the-Sigma-today” mood, but then I realized, that I had inadvertently switched the camera from matrix metering to spot metering. Oh dear, paranoia makes you stupid 😀

The Song of the Day is “Fallende Blätter” from the 2001 Element of Crime album “Romantik”, and as I never actually mentioned, but as it was for all the other Elements of Crime songs of the last months, this is again dedicated to Janine.

Hear the song on YouTube.

  3 Responses to “1466 – Fallende Blätter”

  1. Not true, I use a zeiss distagon 35mm T2 on my canon 40d, it’s manual and I love it!

    • Yeah, of course, I forgot that Zeiss makes lenses for Canon as well. But then, you certainly can’t get them cheaply. OK, Nikon’s new AF-S 85/1.4 is more expensive than the Zeiss, but the Zeiss was more expensive than Nikon’s old AF version 🙂

  2. I’m afraid nothing is “cheap” anymore. I’m using that lens almost exclusively now. I’m sure I will have that “Oh wow auto-focus” when ever I put another type lens on though. 🙂

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