|Trillium photo taken with an 80mm Macro lens|
Using a Macro lens for flowers might just be a habit to break. Today I started with my 80mm Fuji Macro and added an extension tube that allowed me to be able to focus even closer. After wandering around the yard for a while I decided to put the Macro up and get my favorite fun little lens - the Fuji 35mm f/2.
The 35mm focal length is equivalent to a 53mm on a full-frame camera. That means, the 35mm is my "normal lens". A scene viewed through a normal lens appears to have the same perspective as the way your eye sees it. This is a very small lens, making it fun to carry around. It also has a minimal focal distance of less than 14 inches. It has a bigger depth of field, making it easier to get sharp photos without a tripod. It's a fun way to break the mold and try something new.
Here are some photos I took today using that normal lens. They are all hand-held. Some are cropped. All were using the Fuji Velvia film simulation which gives them vibrant colors.
|Crop of the previous photo|