Stuff Report – 4 August 2013

Well, what with one thing and another, there was a slight lack of remembering to get on the scale today. Any suggestion that this might have something to do with having a slight drink or two last night will, of course, be denied.

Anyway, had a quiet day in, did the washing, sorted out some paperwork that’s been piling up, reinstalled the MacBook Air and relaxed a bit.

While I was in Durham yesterday, I had a bit of a play with my Samyang 300mm lens. This is a close view of Durham Castle:

Close enough?

Close enough?

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/1
Shutter speed: 1/500s
Focal length: 300mm
ISO: 640
Taken: 3 August, 2013
Location: 54° 46.583′ 0″ N 1° 34.7148′ 0″ W

This does show that in good light and with a static subject, the lens isn’t too bad at all. And just for comparison, here’s a wider view, taken from much the same place at the wide end of the 18-55mm lens:

Not so close

Not so close

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/340s
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 3 August, 2013
Location: 54° 46.5832′ 0″ N 1° 34.7169′ 0″ W

Oh, and this teapot looks a bit big. Funny thing is, the shop it’s attached to doesn’t seem to be a cafe, or even a supplier of teapots…

Nice cup of tea?

Nice cup of tea?

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/70s
Focal length: 48.4mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 3 August, 2013
Location: 54° 46.5914′ 0″ N 1° 34.5079′ 0″ W

More stuff will follow…