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Posted on 2015.11.08 at 12:38
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My new hobby is taking pics of my lenses...

The first lens I bought to supplement the 18-55mm zoom which accompanied the camera, was the Canon 40mm STM f/2.8 "Pancake" lens. I thought it would make a good portrait lens. It doesn't. Well, it does, but not as well as the similarly priced 50mm STM with its marvelous f/1.8. So what is the "Pancake" lens good for? Bringing a DSLR in a half-triangle frame bag (Thanks Newton Bike Shop) for around-town bicycle trips! Now no matter where I go, or what I see, DSLR is in arm's reach.

Oveja Negra frame bag

While I miss the turning of the foliage in the Northeast, its nice here in the Midwest too, albeit far more subtle. You have to look for it. And I've been anticipating Autumn quite a bit this year, turning over a new leaf myself, so to speak. And it was so extraordinarily gorgeous out this Sunday morning - not too early, not too late, cool enough but with the warmth of the sunshine. If I didn't have Sunday maintenance at work, I surely would have ridden longer.

Newton Aqueduct Bike Path


jobu121 at 2015-11-08 19:31 (UTC) (Link)
Awesome shot sir... I love the compact-ability. Happy Shooting!
ehowton at 2015-11-08 20:30 (UTC) (Link)
Its so tiny! They also make a tiny 24mm STM f/2.8 "Pancake" lens I haven't bought yet (it only comes in black), but thought it might also make for some nice wider-angle pics at some point.

And you, sir!
dawaioser at 2015-11-09 10:39 (UTC) (Link)
I like that you can take the camera with you on a bike ride. I'm especially fond of the carry case on the frame of your bike. What's that called and where do you get it?
ehowton at 2015-11-09 13:32 (UTC) (Link)
The reason why the link to the product wasn't self-evident, is because I had labeled the caption simply, "Oveja Negra" (which probably doesn't mean anything to anyone) and have since edited to clarify.

My LBS carries them and suggested the brand/combo for my bike.
michelle1963 at 2015-11-10 14:18 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2015-11-10 20:50 (UTC) (Link)
I'm really enjoying this weather!
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