I got Naeem a Canon 24mm f/2.8 pancake lens for our wedding anniversary. What’s his is ours, what’s ours is ours, isn’t this construct of a life-long partnership magical?
The 24mm is pocket-friendly both in size and price. It’s sharp, wide enough to fit in all the details, and is also good enough for close-focus. Though not made for portraits, you could get away with photographing people at a bit of a distance to avoid distortion. I think it’s ideal for travel; light and unobtrusive, especially if you’re into street photography. Prime lenses may not always be practical, but they force you into carefully considering each of your frames and I’ve found them to be quite versatile. And the image quality is always on-point; with sharp details and beautiful bokeh from the benefit of wide apertures.
I was invited to a Krispy Kreme Sandton Gautrain experience today. You only need to mention coffee and doughnuts for all three of my wobbling chins to be there. It also seemed like a good opportunity to take the 24mm through its paces.
The Krispy Kreme Sandton Gautrain station on West Street branch is the second outlet to open in South Africa. At least six more stores will open in Gauteng before the end of 2016. Original glazed nirvana for everyone!
Other images taken at Rosebank Mall: