Webster's Island/ Mountain Island, Chebogue, NS

Last week, I talked about using a 50mm lens as part of my little essay about AI. This week, the reason the 50mm was on my mind can be revealed.
When I began taking photos for pay just before entering University 50 years ago, my camera outift was a Russian made Zenit 35mm camera (with auto-nothing), a 300mm Tair lens and the main lens for the camera – a 44mm Helios. Growing up using this lens made me have a very fond relationship with a “normal” (i.e. not zoom, not wide angle) lens, that today is represented by a 50mm lens on a full frame camera.
This week, I purchased a new camera and lens! I got a very good deal from Henry’s and traded in my backup camera, my old faithful Nikon d800e that I’ve been using for over 11 years, and got a new Nikon z7ll – a mirrorless 35 mm full frame camera. I decided against the 24-70 mm f4 “kit” lens that normally comes packaged with the camera as I already own a wonderful Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 professional lens which I can use on the new Nikon z7ll via an adaptor. Instead, I went with a Nikkor z 50 mm f 1.8 S lens. I’ve taken the first few images with it, including the one seen this week of our land in Chebogue, and I am thrilled. The camera is lighter than the old camera, and much lighter than my d850, which now becomes my back-up camera, and yet it has the exact same sensor as the d850.
Fun to be playing again having gone back to a familiar friend – a 50mm lens!