From the Film Strip 🎞️


Today, while trucking down the road to try to find the other mask handing out groups, I stepped into my friend’s business, The Great Wall Hardware. There was a PPE station, blocking the door, the guys up front motioned me to come in, and join the customer fray. 

These two guys, who man Albert’s store, have been there for along time, and are solidly there, during this Covid-19, and they serve everybody from the regular folks like me, up to the ardent contractor who needs their supplies to fix houses. 

Gearing Up

Roman, noticed my Nikon D3, which had a Sigma-Nikon 24mm-70mm f/2.8 lens. He was impressed and mentioned he had had a canon DSLR, back when he was shooting. And I have to admit, shooting with this tank of a D3 with this huge barrel of a lens, was a feat; since the last time I shot with this pro rig, was back before my two hip replacement surgeries. 

I’m happy to say, my hips handled the extra weight, larger Compact Flash memory cards, and Sigma lens, .. and now I’m back in action. 

Paul Mansfield 

After seeing the results of the Sigma 24-70mm, which are fair, it seems like a next choice, would be nice to acquire the legacy lens Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8. While I worked at the camera shop, Calumet Photographic, this was one of the photographer’s favorite lenses to use for doing jobs. I believe having it in my gear bag, will help me shoot more professional gigs I’m starting to pull again here in the Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco.

Published by paulmansfield30

Photographer & Writer in San Francsico. Learning new things every day & making new friends, is what it's all about. Current tv show: Star Wars The Bad Batch. Current project: developing Japan Travel Photography books (chapters).

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