For a while now I’ve wanted to work more with faster paced, more energetic situations, in order to make images with a bit more dynamic movement. I think this is a response to the relative slowness I was working with in the first half of this year, and I want to compensate for what feels like a lack of anything dynamic and different in many of the images I was producing. Longer lenses in my use tend to be best for very composition based images, and this is something I wanted to break away from.
Nikon 70-210mm f/4 Series-E
I’ve been at home shooting with a mid-telephoto lens for quite a while now, with the majority of my images being made with the Leica 90mm f/2 APO, so taking the step up to a more standard telephoto length was only a matter of time. It’s untenable to use this kind of lens as an everyday setup on a Leica rangefinder, so I turned to my secondary film system, Nikon SLR’s. The 70-210mm Series-E was an obvious option as it seemed to have a great balance of image quality, reach, and cost. I picked up mine for around £50 in October 2019 and have used it extensively since then for all kinds of different applications.