Saturday, February 7, 2009

My New Lens

Ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! Lookit!! Lookit what I got!!

My hubby let me go get a new lens for my Nikon D90, so I got the Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens.

Isn't it be-yoo-ti-full?? I think so. It's also much smaller than the honkin 18-70mm lens I have on my camera most of the time.

I can't wait to try this one out over the next several days. The 50mm is a fixed lens (which for me is something I have to get used to as I can't zoom in or out to frame my shot, I have to actually move myself to get the shot I want) and the 1.4 (at the risk of sounding like an ignoramus, which I totally AM!) means this lens is brighter, and lets in a lot more light. I chose this one because most of my photos are of my kids, and most of the time we are in our house, and the lighting in my house is terrible. Usually very dark, and yellow looking (our walls are yellow but the lights we have don't help matters any). I quickly snapped a couple comparison shots between my regular lens and my new one. This first shot was taken with my 18-70mm.

This one was taken with my new lens, the 50mm.

See the difference?? I did right away, and to me that says something. If an inexperienced eye can pick up the difference, than I think I made the right choice! The whole picture just looks lighter, and brighter. I think I am in love!! I am absolutely going to be ripping off a bunch of pictures, I'm gonna need a new memory card lol. It was nice after having such a crappy week to be able to go and reward myself with something like this, and my whole family benefits too, as these are all of our memories that I'm recording!! They just may not realize it yet :)

Also on a little creativity side note, I will be making a no-sew quickie baby blanket for a friend that just had a baby, so once it's done, I'll show you what it is, and how I made it! Hopefully I can get to that tomorrow, but I think my hubby will be home, so he may have other plans for me. His plans and mine usually do not match lol. Have a great weekend everyone!


Des said...

I love all your talk about cameras and digital layouts. Good Luck with the fun new toys!!

Jen Graham said...

Congrats on the new lens. That is something I would be excited about too!

You asked about the design training. There are several design courses all over scrap land. This one is free through Brownie Scraps. I have heard that there are others out there that cost money... whether they are any better or not, I know not, but I am learning A TON with this free one.

Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!