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, »

Oulton Broad Boats, and lens/camera musing

Since the weather was lovely this evening I went for a walk around Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad with my X-E1 and 18–55mm lens. This was also to satisfy some curiousity I had about the lens: have I been too dismissive of it in the past? (I've never really enjoyed using it.) The lens gets a lot of praise, being sharper and faster than the average kit lens, and better-built too. Thing is, I just find myself unable to get excited by it, compared to the 60mm macro, 14mm and 35mm f/1.4. I know this isn't »