I do this thing here in Japan I'm calling biking photography. It's a huge pain in the ass, but very fun at the same time. I actually started doing this in L.A. a few years back but sort of stopped when it became infested with homeless who cover the sidewalks in human excrement - and the Mayer thinks he's going to run for president. :) Anyway, biking is great because it combines two things I love doing into one, riding bikes and shooting photography.
The 7Artisans 35mm f1.2 is a compact APS-C lens designed for mirrorless cameras. It's built with an all metal housing and a 9-blade rounded aperture with only 6 elements. I wouldn't consider this a pancake but it's very short. Performance according to specs isn't great, but the lens has some very beautiful character, especially wide open. So far, this is my favorite 7Artisans lens and it's a lot of fun to use!
If you haven't yet heard, the mid year update to AuroraHDR just dropped. Version 1.2.0. What's it about? Two things really, performance and performance. If you have no idea what AuroraHDR is, I've tossed in a few sample photos I took last night from my bike ride around town. I shot these with the Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 14mm and 7Artisans 35mm f1.2. Processed with AuroraHDR + Luminar + Lightroom. This will give you a general idea of some of the looks you can achieve using this combination of software.
I took a break from this blog but now I'm back. This wasn't by choice, but because I was working my day job while packing to move to Japan . . . Yep, I'll be in Japan for a while. Here are a few photos and an explanation as to how and why it happened.