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Tamron 35-80mm f2.8-3.5 

So, I wanted a rough and ready film camera to take to the Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival this year, and this lens came with it. 

Generally speaking, I don’t like zoom lenses. They tend to be a lot more soft than primes, and just aren’t worth the hassle, unless you spend big on pro-level ones.

This one, though, is not terrible. Not brilliant, but a helluva lot better than I expected. And it’s pretty fast, too. But where it really starts to look good to me, is that it can be used as a macro lens to boot. 

I don’t do a lot of macro photography, and the price of the Fuji 60mm f2.4 is too high for me to justify for the time being. 

It feels really nice, as well. Very sturdy and because it’s an adaptall, there’s all funky mechanical clockwork-like stuff going on. I’m really happy with this, especially for the price - free!
Tamron 35-80mm f2.8-3.5 

So, I wanted a rough and ready film camera to take to the Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival this year, and this lens came with it. 

Generally speaking, I don’t like zoom lenses. They tend to be a lot more soft than primes, and just aren’t worth the hassle, unless you spend big on pro-level ones.

This one, though, is not terrible. Not brilliant, but a helluva lot better than I expected. And it’s pretty fast, too. But where it really starts to look good to me, is that it can be used as a macro lens to boot. 

I don’t do a lot of macro photography, and the price of the Fuji 60mm f2.4 is too high for me to justify for the time being. 

It feels really nice, as well. Very sturdy and because it’s an adaptall, there’s all funky mechanical clockwork-like stuff going on. I’m really happy with this, especially for the price - free!
Tamron 35-80mm f2.8-3.5 

So, I wanted a rough and ready film camera to take to the Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival this year, and this lens came with it. 

Generally speaking, I don’t like zoom lenses. They tend to be a lot more soft than primes, and just aren’t worth the hassle, unless you spend big on pro-level ones.

This one, though, is not terrible. Not brilliant, but a helluva lot better than I expected. And it’s pretty fast, too. But where it really starts to look good to me, is that it can be used as a macro lens to boot. 

I don’t do a lot of macro photography, and the price of the Fuji 60mm f2.4 is too high for me to justify for the time being. 

It feels really nice, as well. Very sturdy and because it’s an adaptall, there’s all funky mechanical clockwork-like stuff going on. I’m really happy with this, especially for the price - free!
Tamron 35-80mm f2.8-3.5 

So, I wanted a rough and ready film camera to take to the Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival this year, and this lens came with it. 

Generally speaking, I don’t like zoom lenses. They tend to be a lot more soft than primes, and just aren’t worth the hassle, unless you spend big on pro-level ones.

This one, though, is not terrible. Not brilliant, but a helluva lot better than I expected. And it’s pretty fast, too. But where it really starts to look good to me, is that it can be used as a macro lens to boot. 

I don’t do a lot of macro photography, and the price of the Fuji 60mm f2.4 is too high for me to justify for the time being. 

It feels really nice, as well. Very sturdy and because it’s an adaptall, there’s all funky mechanical clockwork-like stuff going on. I’m really happy with this, especially for the price - free!
Tamron 35-80mm f2.8-3.5 

So, I wanted a rough and ready film camera to take to the Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival this year, and this lens came with it. 

Generally speaking, I don’t like zoom lenses. They tend to be a lot more soft than primes, and just aren’t worth the hassle, unless you spend big on pro-level ones.

This one, though, is not terrible. Not brilliant, but a helluva lot better than I expected. And it’s pretty fast, too. But where it really starts to look good to me, is that it can be used as a macro lens to boot. 

I don’t do a lot of macro photography, and the price of the Fuji 60mm f2.4 is too high for me to justify for the time being. 

It feels really nice, as well. Very sturdy and because it’s an adaptall, there’s all funky mechanical clockwork-like stuff going on. I’m really happy with this, especially for the price - free!

Tamron 35-80mm f2.8-3.5 

So, I wanted a rough and ready film camera to take to the Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival this year, and this lens came with it.

Generally speaking, I don’t like zoom lenses. They tend to be a lot more soft than primes, and just aren’t worth the hassle, unless you spend big on pro-level ones.

This one, though, is not terrible. Not brilliant, but a helluva lot better than I expected. And it’s pretty fast, too. But where it really starts to look good to me, is that it can be used as a macro lens to boot.

I don’t do a lot of macro photography, and the price of the Fuji 60mm f2.4 is too high for me to justify for the time being.

It feels really nice, as well. Very sturdy and because it’s an adaptall, there’s all funky mechanical clockwork-like stuff going on. I’m really happy with this, especially for the price - free!

New favouritest thing - FISHEYE
I like wide angle. I can’t afford the Fuji 10-24mm lens. So….
Samyang 8mm Fisheye (second hand from one of those terrible sites that I NEED to stay away from).
Anyway. Went to the Viking exhibition at the British Museum on Wednesday and popped into the Natural History beforehand to try it out.
Rather happy with it. Very nice and harp. Hard to line up with everything, but luckily the X-A1 has some nice guidelines you can use.
New favouritest thing - FISHEYE
I like wide angle. I can’t afford the Fuji 10-24mm lens. So….
Samyang 8mm Fisheye (second hand from one of those terrible sites that I NEED to stay away from).
Anyway. Went to the Viking exhibition at the British Museum on Wednesday and popped into the Natural History beforehand to try it out.
Rather happy with it. Very nice and harp. Hard to line up with everything, but luckily the X-A1 has some nice guidelines you can use.
New favouritest thing - FISHEYE
I like wide angle. I can’t afford the Fuji 10-24mm lens. So….
Samyang 8mm Fisheye (second hand from one of those terrible sites that I NEED to stay away from).
Anyway. Went to the Viking exhibition at the British Museum on Wednesday and popped into the Natural History beforehand to try it out.
Rather happy with it. Very nice and harp. Hard to line up with everything, but luckily the X-A1 has some nice guidelines you can use.

New favouritest thing - FISHEYE

I like wide angle. I can’t afford the Fuji 10-24mm lens. So….

Samyang 8mm Fisheye (second hand from one of those terrible sites that I NEED to stay away from).

Anyway. Went to the Viking exhibition at the British Museum on Wednesday and popped into the Natural History beforehand to try it out.

Rather happy with it. Very nice and harp. Hard to line up with everything, but luckily the X-A1 has some nice guidelines you can use.

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    Cat's Eye 1

It’s been ages since I posted something… woops.

I’ve been messing around with some new sounds this evening, and knocked up this quick Tangerine Dream inspired thingy.

It starts small and grows a bit.

Museum of Applied Arts. 
Brilliant building. And an exhibition of Bigots. Yep. 
Also an annoying combo-ticket, which bargain-hunter me couldn’t resist, where you get the temporary and permanent exhibitions at this and 3 other museums thrown in.
Because no one would do all four. 
So that’s tomorrow decided - up early to dash to the other side of Budapest to a palace, then back to the other two (Eastern Asiatic etc in those). 
I like to think I manage to stretch out every inch of value when they sell me these sort of tickets. I WILL DO ALL OF THE THINGS. 
Like, the 72hr Budapest Card? 7 free museums and discounts at others as well as free transport and 2 walking tours available? 8 museums, one walking tour and a billion train/tram/bus trip done and enough time to get 20% off when buying the Applied Arts combo bucket. 
And all this with Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon written off with migraine. Bam.
Museum of Applied Arts. 
Brilliant building. And an exhibition of Bigots. Yep. 
Also an annoying combo-ticket, which bargain-hunter me couldn’t resist, where you get the temporary and permanent exhibitions at this and 3 other museums thrown in.
Because no one would do all four. 
So that’s tomorrow decided - up early to dash to the other side of Budapest to a palace, then back to the other two (Eastern Asiatic etc in those). 
I like to think I manage to stretch out every inch of value when they sell me these sort of tickets. I WILL DO ALL OF THE THINGS. 
Like, the 72hr Budapest Card? 7 free museums and discounts at others as well as free transport and 2 walking tours available? 8 museums, one walking tour and a billion train/tram/bus trip done and enough time to get 20% off when buying the Applied Arts combo bucket. 
And all this with Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon written off with migraine. Bam.
Museum of Applied Arts. 
Brilliant building. And an exhibition of Bigots. Yep. 
Also an annoying combo-ticket, which bargain-hunter me couldn’t resist, where you get the temporary and permanent exhibitions at this and 3 other museums thrown in.
Because no one would do all four. 
So that’s tomorrow decided - up early to dash to the other side of Budapest to a palace, then back to the other two (Eastern Asiatic etc in those). 
I like to think I manage to stretch out every inch of value when they sell me these sort of tickets. I WILL DO ALL OF THE THINGS. 
Like, the 72hr Budapest Card? 7 free museums and discounts at others as well as free transport and 2 walking tours available? 8 museums, one walking tour and a billion train/tram/bus trip done and enough time to get 20% off when buying the Applied Arts combo bucket. 
And all this with Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon written off with migraine. Bam.

Museum of Applied Arts.

Brilliant building. And an exhibition of Bigots. Yep.

Also an annoying combo-ticket, which bargain-hunter me couldn’t resist, where you get the temporary and permanent exhibitions at this and 3 other museums thrown in.

Because no one would do all four.

So that’s tomorrow decided - up early to dash to the other side of Budapest to a palace, then back to the other two (Eastern Asiatic etc in those).

I like to think I manage to stretch out every inch of value when they sell me these sort of tickets. I WILL DO ALL OF THE THINGS.

Like, the 72hr Budapest Card? 7 free museums and discounts at others as well as free transport and 2 walking tours available? 8 museums, one walking tour and a billion train/tram/bus trip done and enough time to get 20% off when buying the Applied Arts combo bucket.

And all this with Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon written off with migraine. Bam.

Central Market, Budapest.

It’s HUGE.

Loads and loads and loads of food and lace and tacky tourist things.

I’m definitely bringing some tokaj back - it’s ridiculously cheap here vs anywhere I’ve seen it in England.

I’m off to the big flea market tomorrow morning, hoping to find a couple of gifts and to (hopefully) get an old camera or three.

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