In this fast age of digital cameras, we’ve become habituated to looking at the bright little screen after every click of the button to analyse the photo. It’s one of the strengths and also one of the weaknesses of our digital cameras. Feedback is instant and the next shot is only a click away, but that immediate gratification can also cause us to devalue the moment as we get caught up on analysis paralysis, chimping on every image we make . But this is not a post about film versus digital. I don’t subscribe to that debate because both are simply different tools in my kit-bag.

Bearing these thoughts in mind, I present some photos from an afternoon out in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Note the intense concentration of the keen Nikonian with his large camera and lens. For my part, I used a little Olympus Pen digital with a classic Meyer Optik Trioplan 2.8 50mm lens adapted to the mount. It’s the same lens famous for its soap bubble bokeh, but you won’t see any of that on show here.

(Technical stuff: Photos straight out of camera with no further processing. You’ll note the characteristic softness and low contrast typical of the triplet lens design of the Trioplan and single coated glass)

Nikonian with DSLR

Nikonian with DSLR

Image chimping on his pricey Nikon !

Image chimping on his pricey Nikon !

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