Shooting in Boston

January 21st, 2007 1:43 PM

I spent all day Saturday in Boston shooting photos with Matt. I rented a Nikon PC 85mm lens for the weekend and we played around with it all around town. We had more than just the tilt/shift lens, though. Between us, we had:

  • Nikon D80
  • Nikon D70
  • Nikon FM-3
  • Yashicamat 124
  • Nikon 18-70mm kit lens
  • Nikon 18-135mm kit lens
  • Nikon PC 85mm lens
  • Nikon 12-24mm lens

There were a few digital pictures that I really liked, and I expect to have some good ones on the rolls of film from the Yashica. I didn’t end up doing much with the FM-3, despite it’s having the edge over the digitals with the PC 85mm (the FM-3 lacking the smaller DX digital sensor size).

Back Bay and Beacon Hill
Back Bay and Beacon Hill from Prudential Tower

Unfortunately, I spent a lot of time trying to get to know the PC lens, and didn’t end up taking many good pictures. I’ll chalk this up as a learning experience, and hope the next time goes better. The biggest issue I found was that, while shooting with digital, the 85mm lens was often just too narrow to get the shots I wanted.

There are some more pictures from the day on my flickr page.


I guess I missed it before, but the shot you have on the Flickr page of the girl iceskating is pretty cool. We need to try that again sometime.

Posted by: Matthew on January 22nd, 2007 10:14 PM