Walking through the crowded Juan Luna street in Binondo, I found myself smack, right in front of this person pushing a cart full of wooden kitchenwares. I was fortunate to have my 28mm on my camera or else I would’ve had to crouch or probably missed this shot. Choosing the 28mm over the 50mm was a good move, and I managed to get a lot of keepers from this Saturday walk in Binondo.
This image was just one snap, with me holding the camera with my right hand in a slightly downward direction. My friends have noticed that I have this weird way of composing from the hip or chest, using my gut as reference.
So, I took one shot and smiled, though he didn’t actually see me, and then walked away. And no, I didn’t chimp, my LCD has been switched off and I just checked the image as soon as I got to the nearest coffeeshop which was a few blocks away.
This Minolta MD W.Rokkor-X 28mm 1:2.8 seems sharp enough and probably even better than other modern but cheap and plasticky 28mm lenses. It’s good for my everyday shooting and works really well on crowded streets.