I had an appointment at Wills Eye Institute this morning. The doctors did the usual eye tests, including testing for colour blindness, filed of vision, etc. They commented on how much better my eyes look. But I reminded them that they felt no better than before the treatments. They conceded that point but want me to look on the bright side (no pun intended). I just can't' right now.
Chronic diseases tend to sap the patients mental and physical energy. The steroids worsened the Type 1 diabetes, and it will take some time before my body adjusts back to before steroids. My hair fell out from the radiation. I don't recognise or like the face I see in the mirror. It will be months before I look like "me".
But even then, there is more work to be done. I am scheduled to meet with the orbital surgeon in September. We may have to plan for orbital surgery.
I want it all to be done. I feel like crying.
These doctor visits start at 8 AM, and often we are not done until close to lunchtime. Today we were done at 11 AM. Bhavna wanted something to drink, so we walked along Walnut Street at the Wawa. Two doors down are the SweetGreens, so we stopped in an bought a salad for lunch. I ate my Fish Taco salad in the car.
I brought my vintage Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 28mm f/3.5 M42 film lens with me. All of the images here were shot with this lens mounted to my Fuji X-T2. I am pleasantly surprised by how well the lens performed on the Fuji X-T2. Hopefully, without sounding self-aggrandising, I think I did an excellent job operating the fully manual lens.
Khürt Williams16th August 2019 at 11:46 AM
I read a post by Little Big Traveling Camera, which motivated me to analyse my Lightroom Catalogue. Since I switched over to using Fujifilm X cameras last year, I have bought only one lens for my Fujifilm X-T2. I am considering buying more lenses but want to limit my purchase to glass that I am most likely to use. With that intention in mind, I analysed my lightroom catalogue, which contains twelve years of images from the cameras and lenses I have owned over the years. The Adobe Lightroom Catalogue includes images from various Sony point-n-shoot cameras, iPhones, and Nikon DLSRs.The result of the analysis was fascinating. I have had my Fujifilm X-T2 for just over a year, so most of the data analysed are from my Nikon D5100 and Nikon D40. By far, the most used lens was the AF-S Nikkor 18.0?55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 G DX lens, which is an upgraded kit lens. My favourite aperture is f/5.6, followed by f/8 and f/4. It seems my preferred focal length is 35mm, which reflects a period in the past when I would go out with just one lens, the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G DX.
Lens Statistics compiled 2019-08-15The most used ISO settings of 100 and 200 reflect the fact that I enjoy shooting landscapes and cityscapes.
Camera Statistics compiled 2019-08-15Looking at the stats over the just the last year, which highlights my usage of the Fuji X-T2, I see that not much has changed. I am shooting mostly at the 16mm or 55mm end of the Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR with a small bump at 23mm and 27mm. The 27mm is probably from the times I have rented a Fujifilm X100F.
Fujifilm Camera Statistics compiled 2019-08-15
Fujifilm Lens Statistics compiled 2019-08-15I am uncertain that I learned enough from this analysis to decide on which Fujifilm lens purchase will be next, but I think either the Fujinon XF 23mm F2 R WR, Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R would be well used. Of course, I could just set my Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR to those focal lengths and keep the money.I could save even more money by purchasing used/vintage Asahi Pentax lenses which would be useful in my Asahi Optical Co. Pentax Spotmatic II 35mm film camera but which could be used on my Fujifilm X-T2 with the inexpensive FotoDioX M42-FX adapter I bought earlier this year. To date, I have purchased Asahi SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 and Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 lenses, which are 42mm and ~82mm full-frame lens equivalents on the Fujifilm X-T2. Both lenses were relatively inexpensive lenses on eBay.
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