When working with photography and videography it is important to continuously strive for personal development. That means studying new techniques, as well as practicing. A lot. One method I use is to make things a bit more tricky on purpose by using less equipment. Today I decided to go for a walk with my camera, and use only one single lens. That is not much of a limitation, but I actually decided to only bring the lens that I use most seldom, in my case the (… take a deep breath) “Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED” macro lens. That also meant I could test the Nikon Z6 + FTZ combo some more.

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When I say macro lens the first thing that springs to mind is probably closeups of flowers and such. But macro lenses are actually quite versatile, and the 105mm field-of-view provides wonderful limitations to work around, forcing one to look for less-than-obvious compositions. The image quality of this lens is quite wonderful, sharp, contrasty and with vivid colors, the lens even has VR image stabilization.

Below are some of the images from todays morning walk, many of which I might have missed if I wasnt consciously looking for compositions that would work with this specific lens.