Using the Samyang AF 14mm 2.8 F for the first time;
First, the unboxing.
This lens felt like it is made with care and class. I have small hands (I am only 5”2), but the lens felt nice to hold in my hand; didn't feel heavy or bulky.
I do like to look at things (well of course, I am a photographer after all) and I like the fact the black coloured casing on the lens matched the black on my Nikon camera, and I liked that the red line around the rime of the lens as this also matched the red on my camera body; making the overall camera look fantastic and not mismatched.
When I first started traveling I was like most people. I would think about flying out somewhere; a holiday with white sandy beaches and a waiter to help me with my every need.
But little thought would go into the actual details of the flight; past wondering if I should have the on-board meal or not.
However, this relaxed carefree approach came to a end during a 19 hour, 1 stop over flight, on a trip from London to South East Asia. After 10 hours in the air with no sleep, and a stop over that if we would have brought a cup of coffee it would cost us £10 each (as we didn't have any Chinese Yang), and no way of being comfortable. With 10 more planes planed during that tour, I soon realised we needed to plan flying better.
I no longer looked a the person sleeping in the three sits as "lucky". I needed to be that person who got the three sits; while some people may have the luxury of flying First Class. I didn't, so I needed to get creative to ensure I would have a comfortable in or out bound journey.