Last year I picked up a 250mm lens, a Fujinon W f/5.6 250mm to be precise. It was picked up to replace a Linfof Schneider Kreuznach Tele-Arton 250mm f/5.6 lens. There is nothing wrong with the Schneider lens, I just wished to have more coverage, so after looking for close to three years, I found the Fujinon lens I had been looking for.
Rarely do I see a scene that would, or could have the potential of using differing focal lengths to get different results, but the other day we chanced upon such a place when we stopped for lunch and a game of scrabble. We were touring with our slide-on camper on the back of the ute.
Essentially I couldn't make up my mind whether or not to use the 150 or the 250, as I viewed the scene through the camper window as lunch was consumed. I continued to view the scene as we played scrabble until about the time I considered the time was right with regards to the angle of the sun.
In the end I took two sheets, the 150 concentrating more on the overall scene, with the 250 concentrating more on the rock pool part of the scene. In both cases I used a red filter to cut out late summer haze, more so with the 150 than the 250. In both cases the image has had sky cropped out, a fair bit of cropping with the 150. There is nominal cropping at the bottom of the 150 as well. My position was about 20m up overlooking the beach, a perfect place for lunch and scrabble, which I lost, by 1 point.
I'm still divided about which version I like more; thoughts?
FP4+ 1/15 at f22 red filter for both lenses. The 250mm lens required 19mm of rise to get the framing I wished, while the 150 was swiveled a bit to get the end of the rocks on the far right.