5 Frames - Soft Kitty

  • Where: Las Vegas, Death Valley
  • Camera: Nikon F5
  • Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.2
  • Film: unknown

“If you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”, or in this case “If you can open up to f/1.2, everything NEEDS to be shot at f/1.2.”. A photographer’s folly, no doubt. One that I seem to have fallen for with this roll of black and white film from my chaos archives. I shot the Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 mostly wide open during my trip to Las Vegas and Death Valley. Unbeknownst to me, the lens is soft as a ball of fur when fully open. Thus, I ended up with mostly the cuddly end of the image stick. Initially, looking at the set of photos, I thought I would not even be able to find more than one frame for this post. Only 2 frames were actually sharp on the whole roll. Everything else is so soft, it would not leave a dent in a piece of molten butter. But in the end, I decided to embrace the artsy side and chose what you see here.

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