If there is one lens that best encapsulates our golden rule n.6 Don't Think! ( just shoot) it's the Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens. When we take to the streets, there are two things that we have to keep in mind: be quick with your finger and sharp with your eyes.
Taking to the Streets
Street photography is a matter of instinct and is a great confidence builder. No time for regrets and no one to blame but yourself when you don't get the shot. For these reasons it's also important to go out with a lens that will take all the worries off your shoulder. You need something reliable and discrete.
Street photography is not an easy medium to work with and it takes time before one can truly master the synchronized harmony required between mind and finger.
Ideally, you want to focus on snapping what catches your attention and not worry about technicalities. Another issue you want to avoid is people suddenly becoming aware of you, and changing their behavior as soon as they see your camera. We all feel shy when a bulky lens is pointing our way.
When we hit the streets of Barcelona, we were pleasantly surprised by the Lomogon Art Lens. The light weight of this lens means that it is constantly in your hand. You won't feel the fatigue of your harm halfway through the day. The only thing that hurts will be your legs from walking so much.
A Traveler's Best Companion
Let's consider that many times we need to travel light. These days packing your gear can become a challenge, especially if you want to fly with a piece of carry-on luggage and you don't want to check in your bags just to have an extra lens.
The Lomogon Art Lens can fulfill most of your needs regarding travel photography. It's wide enough and open enough, and if the perfect opportunity for a portrait of your wanderlust partner arises, this lens will not let you down.
There is always a bit of a conflict for every photographer when traveling. We might feel we have missed parts of the experience. To take in a place fully requires mental commitment. We are often focused on taking pictures, and as a result we are in a weird space, where we miss creating memories with our travel companions.
The Lomogon Art Lens can help you release stress and guilt. Free to experience the places as you go and at the same time never miss a shoot, but actually capture the humor of life you experience in a new location.
When we talk about a versatile lens, this is a smart choice. We all have a list of things we want to accomplish, depending on the situation, and we can spend a long time considering which lens will fulfil these things best. But when it is about street photography and travel photography, the Lomogon Art Lens gets pretty close to perfection.
What is your favorite travel lens? And which one is your street photography lens? Leave a comment below.