Exploring the 7Artisans 25mm f/1.8

About 2 months ago, I got the 7Artisans 25mm f/1.8 lens as a Christmas present from my wife. I'd been eyeing it up for a while, wondering if a fully manual lens would really be my thing. Considering I already own the two Fuji 23mm lenses (so more or less the same focal length), I wasn't sure I really needed it. This is a remarkably inexpensive lens though: £79 from Amazon UK, so even if I didn't really get on with it, or find much use for it, it wouldn't be a huge loss. I wasn't expecting magnificence, »

Backlog: August 2018

After the heatwave of the previous month, it was nice to enjoy more normal (for England) summer temperatures. One of the best things about our new house is how close it is to the sea; there’s a nice thirty-minute little circuit I can do daily on my lunch break to help clear my mind and get some exercise. My parents were also getting well settled into their new bungalow a short drive from us, and we started a tradition of visiting every Sunday for a nice lunch. Since Zoe, being a teacher, was not required to be at school »

Backlog: July 2018

By July we'd finally moved in to our new house and unpacked most of our things. We'd also started to explore the town and surrounding area. Em was getting a lot more mobile now – she could crawl quite easily, and was experimenting more and more with standing up. Sometimes she'd make quite a scene of it. July also marked a long heatwave – not a cloud to be seen for weeks on end, so much so that trees and grass were dying. As the month drew to a close, the skies clouded over and the rain came at last, restoring the »