One Single Flower, Several Cameras

Pequeña flor / Little flower

Sony DSC-H1

This week, Cee of Cee’s Photography is in charge of the Lens-Artist challenge.   As she tells us, the first photograph that appears in his post was made with a Sony H9, I was delighted to hear it, because the camera that taught me to enjoy macros in nature was a Sony H1, back in 2006.

So I’m gonna go over some flowers and cameras that have been through my life.

The Sony Cyber-shot H1 appreared in February 2005, it is a digital camera of 5 megapixel with a “super” x12 optical zoom, offering automatic, semi automatic and manual exposure modes, a “big” 2.5″ screen

Flor / Flower

Sony DSC-H1

In 2008 I thought I should take the leap to reflex and as the Sony had gone very well, I acquired one of its older sisters the Sony A350.

The Sony α 350 was introduced in Japan in March 2008. It has a 14.2 megapixel CCD sensor, with 18-70mm and 55-200mm lenses.

Pasaba por allí

Sony A350 – 18-70 mm

Pretty soon I realized that if I wanted to keep making macros, I’d have to get a specific lens for it.  And the Tamron 90 came into my life and made it more interesting, photographically speaking.

Rosita

Sony A350 – Tamron 90

In Autumn 2010 I fell in love with the Fuji X100 and I couldn’t resist, I fell into the arms of Fuji, a relationship that we still maintain as the first day.  The Fuji X100 remains at my side, as a faithful companion, always a pleasure to go out with. Also passed through my life the X-E1 and now we share outputs with the X-T1.

Fuji X100 is a compact with an elegant and retro design, solid magnesium alloy construction, containing an APS-C sensor of superb image quality with high performance to high Isos, a novel and highly functional hybrid viewfinder. Very suitable for street photography due to its 35mm focal Fujinon fixed optic equivalent to the full format, bright (f/2) and sharp to maximum aperture.

De puntillas se marchó

Fuji X100 – macro mode

Fujifilm X-E1 was introduced in February 2013, it’s a 16.0MP Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm ) sized CMOS X-TRANS I sensor and Fuji lens 18-55mm.

Iris germánica

Fuji X-E1 – Tamron 90

Fujifilm X-T1 appeared in April 2014, it is a 16.0MP Advanced Mirrorless camera with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm ) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor.

Líneas verdes

Fuji X-T1 – Close Up Macro Filter +4

In these years I have come to the conclusion that it is not so important what kind of camera we use, but to feel at ease with it, to know it and try to do the best we can,  with its virtues and limitations.

Posted as part of Lens-Artists:  One Single Flower

 

31 thoughts on “One Single Flower, Several Cameras

  1. Loved your approach this week Ana and agree wholeheartedly that it’s not so much the camera as its owner’s comfort with it. I am currently using a Fuji X-T2 and while I love how lightweight it is I must admit I truly miss my Nikon’s 70-200 f/2.8 lens which was truly magical. Your gorgeous images (every week including this one) prove you can work magic whichever camera and lens you choose!

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    • Thank very much, Tina. 🙂

      Can’t you use your Nikon 70-200 on the Fuji? I bought an adapter to be able to use the Reflex lenses with the Fujis, especially for the Tamron 90. The one I bought works in manual focus, but for macro it’s something that doesn’t matter.

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        • I was also looking for lighter equipment when Fuji’s X100 appeared in my life.
          And I don’t miss the Reflex equipment, I just use the Tamron 90 once in a while, but I even bought some magnification filters to take macros without having to go loaded, it’s not the same, but my neck appreciate it.

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  2. It is so cool that we started out with the same type of camera. It was a good little one too. You have definitely grown as a photographer over the years. I adored viewing your gallery and was thrilled to see dahlias because they are my favorite flower 😀 😀 The 90mm lens is what I usually take my dahlias with. But then I always have my 18-200 as a stand by. 😀 Thanks so much for sharing your passion with everyone 😀

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  3. Excellent as usual, Ana! Interesting to hear about your cameras – and that it really is the person behind them that matters and not so much the camera. I started off with a Canon, then bought my Nikon 7000, which I still use, and I also have a Fuji. I love the lightness of the mirror-less camera. My old Nikon is my love, but it is getting too heavy for me.

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  4. Lovely and interesting progression of tech and images. Weight is a major consideration for my camera choices too, as well as budget. From entry level lightest DSLR Nikon’s to Sony RX100 III which I loved, but eventually craved a longer lens again and switched to Olympus last year with no regrets. I’ve never tried Fuji but I did like their film pre-digital.

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