New Life for an Old Lens

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/75 sec, ISO6400
“Useful Lens” Cedar Park, 2022

I bought this Sigma 10-20mm lens in 2013 to use on my Sony A77 DSLR, and when I switched over to Fujifilm, I used it only rarely. But I have recently found it to be a great lens for my Twitch stream. The ultra-wide field-of-view allows me to show my desk, as well as Yuzu as she sleeps on her pillow next to me. I’m so happy I didn’t have any takers when it was up for sale a few years go. 😀

Yuzu and Socks

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/105 sec, ISO320
“Yuzu and Sock” Cedar Park, 2022

Yuzu loves to collect socks. So I started an Instagram account to document the results of her hunting. 😄

Lighting Kit in Action

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/5, 1/40 sec, ISO1600
“Lighting Kit” Cedar Park, 2022

My wife used our Neewer 660 lighting kit for the first time last night during a pizza lesson. It worked out nicely! The shoot-through umbrella is a little obtrusive, but the diffused light and soft shadows that it creates is worth it.

Neewer 660 LED Lighting Kit

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO640
“Lighting Kit” Cedar Park, 2022

We received a new Neewer 660 LED Lighting Kit today and it seems pretty good! Just a few days ago I sold my old studio flash and switched to these continuous lights which will be good for stills and video.

The kit we chose comes with two lights/stands, but doesn’t have any soft boxes. However, I have a shoot-through umbrella that I was able to use and it works great. The first photos I took were of an antique lamp that I am trying to sell on Facebook Marketplace. I think it looks nice!

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/120 sec, ISO64
“Lamp for Sale” Cedar Park, 2022

For the second lamp, I might purchase the Neewer soft box just to see how it compares to the umbrella. I’ll post again when I get it, but it might not be for a while yet.

Black and White

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO3200
“Black and White” Cedar Park, 2022

A few times a year I think that I should try to shoot a whole month in black and white. But I’ve never been successful at it. Will this be the year? I doubt it. But stranger things have happened. 😆

But seriously, it would be fun and interesting to study and practice black and white photography, wouldn’t it?