#we35 : Nikkor 35mm f2d & Nom Nom Nom

Choosing the correct tool for a job or project is important. For the we35 research project I have chosen the Nikon 35mm f2d. Cheaply bought on eBay , a small size and easy to keep with me at all time this lens was just right. While not considered the best 35mm by many , with newer versions available by Nikon and Sigma , it is the best for me. To give it a thorough first test I took it out to lunch , a nice controlled environment and I was hungry.

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I had a great idea of how the Nikkor 35mm f2 d would work. I also own the Nikon 24mm 2.8d. These are simple elegant lenses. They take a little thought and finesse like a cooking a good meal, similar to the one I was having at Ani Ramen in Montclair New Jersey.

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The great thing about a 35mm lens is that it’s just enough focal length to work almost anywhere. Sometimes a 50 is not wide enough and a 24 is too wide. At a table in a restaurant you can easily fill your frame while not having to get up and get a frame or cropping the image later.

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A decent 35mm will let you focus close enough to get decent detail on small items. With the Nikkor 35mm f2d the aperture is just right to get a decent amout of light on the sensor while maintaining a decent depth of field. Just because you have a lens that opens up to f1.4 does not mean you should use it.

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Just like good food ,choosing the right lens is all about finding balance. Too much or too little of one ingredient can throw things off. I need a long afternoon in the woods or in the city with this lens but I know I made a good choice. It will serve me well.

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Be well , take good photos,keep in touch.

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