02 January 2012

New year, new lens!

Thanks to Christmas help from family, I finally got my 35mm f/1.8 prime lens for my Nikon!


I haven't had a ton of time to play with this yet, but I will definitely be sharing my fun along the way.  I did take it to my brother's house on New Years, so I have some cute shots of my nieces I need to download.  This is a really fast lens and it works beautifully in lower/indoor light.  Gives you some really nice bokeh. Now that I have a larger f-stop range, I can really practice more with manual settings.  Not that I don' t like the presets available on my camera - they are very handy, but I'd like to be able to adjust more when taking portrait type photos too.  So here is a sample from lunch the other day, at the tea house.


I'm still pondering my 2012 photo goals.  More on that later in the week!
M.E.

11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on your new lens! i have no doubt it is in the right hands! :)

Laura said...

Very exciting! I think it's great you're getting even better at the camera.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

That looks like a really nice lens! I really really want to look into getting a nice prime lens.... I think that will be next on my list.

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Anita Johnson said...

How fun! And I bought the Canon 50mm 1.8 with a great deal on Amazon! looking forward to seeing what we can do with our new lenses in 2012!

Courtney said...

Congrats on the new lens! That tea cup is absolutely beautiful. Have fun with your new toy!

Jan n Jer said...

Good for you....I think your going to have fun with this lens! I have been wanting to get a new lens and this might be the one!

Lisa said...

I have the exact same lens, and have really enjoyed it. Have fun!

Cat said...

Oh, you lucky girl! I've been reading up on this lens myself...Looking forward to hearing about how you feel about it. It's beautiful. Wishing you a joyous new year!!

Steve said...

Congrats on the new awesome lens. This type lens is on my list. Happy New Year

Mom of M&Ms said...

congrats on the new lens.. You are going to love that... and shooting manual will become preferred over time... You are learning to make the camera do what your eyes sees... great tea cup photo

Sandra said...

congrats on the lens, there are 2 i want but can't afford, i have a Canon Rebel and two lens for it, i want a macro, but it is 697.00 and i can't justify buying it since we are retired.