You need the right tools to catch frames of unicorns and dragons and their environments #we35

The great thing about the we35 project is seeing how it affects my photography. I have to let working with a 35 mm lens, most of the time, live with my normal photography working life. I find my self weaving my creative photography life with my working life. I thought I would have to take a break from we35 project to learn a new lens. It is a tamron 150-600. I ended up, rediscovering working with two cameras again. It dawned on me that, I might just have a perfect combo to take out during my camera work.

Taken with the Nikon D750 and Tamron 150-600
Taken with the Nikon D750 and Tamron 150-600

Instruments , Nikon D750 with a Tamron 150-600 Sony A7 with 35mm fe

Location Sinatra park Hoboken NJ

Taken With Sony A7 & 35mm Fe
Taken With Sony A7 & 35mm Fe

Observations It was a cold and snowy weekend. I was relearning this monster tamron zoom lens for a forth coming project. I used it once before on a canon camera but now I have the Tamron 150-600 on a Nikon. I was thinking about changing lenses during this project then it dawned on me the Sony a7 and Nikon D750 have similar sensors. All I had two do was carry both cameras. Get the wide shots I need and long with the zoom. There are some places I just can’t walk to with a 35 mm lens, like and object in a middle of a river. That’s what the zoom is for. I went out with both cameras to test this idea, get a feeling of working with two cameras again. It worked out well. The funny thing is this was the frame of mine I used when I did weddings. Sometimes it takes seeing things differently to connect ideas useful ideas.

Taken with the Nikon D750 & Tamron 150-600
Taken with the Nikon D750 & Tamron 150-600

Findings I know if I’m trying to capture dragons , unicorns, or trains , I can do it comfortably and get their environments as well. It’s all about being flexible and choosing the right tools for the right jobs. Some days this kit will be called into service and I know I won’t miss the key frame captures. While this was not exactly a we35 expedition it the project did influence my thinking. Having a small camera and a small wide lens with a larger kit is ideal. If money was no object I would probably have another Sony A7 or A7r with an equivalent lens, but Sony lenses are so damn expensive.

Taken with the Sony A7 & 35mm
Taken with the Sony A7 & 35mm
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