I use my FE 24-70 and Samyang 135mm as my main lens (and occasionally, the FE 28mm)... and boy they produce amazing images... the sharpness doesn't bother me anymore (used to be a pixel peeper). Same goes for the lack of AF.
After I focused more on composition and mood, my images improved 100%.
I started a series called "A Glimpse into Japan". The idea behind this is to recreate the stereotypical images people have of Japan, whether it's the brightly-lit neon cities, or the serene countryside towns in the middle of nowhere. These first few photos will be of the big city, as I'm currently living in Tokyo at the moment. Hopefully I'll be able to venture more into the countryside towards the end of the month.
It's on Instagram under the hashtag: #aglimpseintojapan
These images were shot on a Friday night, when office workers let their tie loose and drink the night away with their colleagues and friends. They are from the Shinbashi and Ueno parts of Tokyo.