Was very, very wrong about the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM

Tried the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM once in-store and was not impressed initially. In retrospect, I was not giving it a fair shake. Was so smitten with the EF 50mm f/1.8 I already owned that worked so well with the adapter on the EOS RP that I was not willing to give the RF prime a fair shake. It also sounded too good to be true. I mean:

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Canon EOS RP Review: More To It Than Price and Spec Sheet Would Suggest 

Have seen quite a few blog posts, previews, reviews, and videos talking about what this camera does not have… or what it has that has been compromised (not using the word that has been batted about). None of what they say is wrong (more on that below) but they seem to approach this camera as if they were hoping for an entry level do all alternative like the stellar A7III.

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Dad’s Last Roll of Film

Looking over my father’s cameras I came across his Nikon Lite Touch Zoom 140ED AF film camera. It was on exposure 24 of 24. My Mom shared that Dad may have not used the camera in a while, there were older shots he took of his grandchildren (a very Dad thing to do), ones he took at one of many parades attended supporting his granddaughters. Film was drug store grade Fuji 400 film. In these pictures, I see clearly how much my framing was informed by my father’s teaching so many years ago. Took a moment to determine how to use the last exposure, but the family decided to complete his last roll of film with a photo of his viewing. Here are all 24 exposures. Continue reading “Dad’s Last Roll of Film”