I’ve been so busy traveling, dealing with a crazy two-year-old, and posting technical stuff like updating the memory card speed tests of the Nikon D850 and the Canon G1X III, that I’ve hardly had time to focus on photography as an art.
In the next coming weeks, I’m going to try and focus a little more on doing little sets of photos on what I can get while I’m in Japan. It’s not easy traveling with a two-year-old, especially when it’s 20 degrees outside and they catch a cold. Lesson learned.
Train To Sapporo | Handevision 35mm f2.4
Today, I wanted to share some photos shot with the Handevision 35mm f2.4 lens. It’s a mirrorless lens for most of the mirrorless cameras out there, including Leica.
I like lenses like this because I’m always on the lookout for lenses I can adapt to both my full-frame Sony A7rIII and my APS-C Fujifilm cameras. What’s really cool, is the Fujifilm GFX medium format camera is going to introduce a new firmware that will allow you to do a 35mm crop on their medium format sensor. So, by buying Leica M lenses, you’re really future-proofing your setup of lenses to be used on any future mirrorless camera you may buy. This is super cool, as long as you don’t mind using manual lenses.
Handevision makes some really cool lenses and nobody is talking about them. They are a lot of fun and the 35mm f2.4 lens is beautiful, my only real complaint is the minimum focus distance sucks.
I’ll be doing a full review on it soon, and I have a lot to say about the brand Handevision and their somewhat poor quality control.
People these days have been asking me a lot about the look of my photos, so I’ve been trying to share my sloppy techniques a bit more. I guess this means I’m doing something right.
For all the photos in this series, I’m using a Fujifilm Classic Chrome look. It’s a film look that comes preprogrammed into every new Fujifilm camera. For the photos taken on the X-Pro2, I’m using Classic Chrome in Lightroom with the camera profiles. A few of the shots are actually JPG that is output with the Classic Chrome look.
For the Sony A7rIII images, I’m using a simulated Classic Chrome that I’ve built. My goal is to rebuild some of the Fujifilm looks for my Sony camera, but it’s pretty difficult. My Classic Chrome has gotten pretty damn close to the real thing, but you tell me. I originally built it for the Sony A7rII and the new camera is a bit different so I do need a touch more tweaking. But close enough right?