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  1. Albert Smith
    September 22, 2021 @ 3:18 pm

    ” …a slight moment of hesitation when I grabbed the camera. “Is this the right lens,” I’d ask myself?” And sometimes, I’d agonize over which lens to take with me….”

    Paralysis by analysis.

    I did an exercise last year during the lockdown because my subject matter was unchanging, just a few blocks in my small town. I also have too many choices for lenses, so I threw in a variable that took the lens choice decision out of my overthinking brain. I rolled a dice. The number one through six corresponded to the first number of the focal length. One was the 16mm, two the 23mm, etc… I had all the numbers represented by a lens except four, so if I rolled a 4, the 18-55mm zoom was mounted. This forced me to be productive often with a lens that I might not have gone out with (looking at you, 60mm).

    That said, the limitations of a single lens can be offset by your mastery of its strengths, so your choice of the X100 variant is a great way to go.


    • JerredZ
      September 23, 2021 @ 3:49 pm

      Hey, Albert – thanks for your comments! I LOVE the idea of rolling a dice and seeing what lens to use – a great idea for a video and article, perhaps! I’ll make sure to credit you! Thanks for checking out my work and I’m glad you enjoyed the article.


  2. Randy
    September 23, 2021 @ 1:15 pm

    An article that many of us can relate too… thanks for the story and the images.


    • Jerred
      September 23, 2021 @ 3:49 pm

      Thanks, Randy. I’m glad you enjoyed!


  3. DougMac
    September 23, 2021 @ 3:27 pm

    Very nice story Jerred! As you said in the video, “it’s all good”. You did end up with some very nice images.

    Like you, I find taking photographs therapeutic. I also like doing exercises, like limiting myself to just one lens or experimenting with a film simulation recipe. Getting out and creating is sure better than sitting in front of a computer or TV screen.

    Happy shooting!


    • Jerred
      September 23, 2021 @ 3:51 pm

      Heck yes, Doug! I love it. I used to play so many video games and watch a lot of sports, but my life has shifted. I once complained about having “no time” to pursue my passions and had to really look at my life: was my passion looking at a screen, or going out to take photos? I found that I definitely had time if I arranged my life in a little better way. Thanks – I’m glad you enjoyed the article!


  4. Roberto Ruberti
    October 2, 2021 @ 1:58 pm

    Ciao Jerred, l’articolo è certamente interessante e sono convinto che uno strumento più semplice faccia emergere meglio la creatività del fotografo tuttavia, di fronte al dilemma x-pro o x100, alla fine ho scelto la x-pro. E’ vero che scatto la maggior parte delle mie foto con il 23mm f2 ma esistono momenti particolari in cui un tele o un grandangolo fanno comodo o addirittura diventano indispensabili. Ho comunque in progetto di acquistare una x100f come secondo corpo, chissà che le mie foto non migliorino.


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