Friday, October 21, 2011

new lens!

Exciting news abounds!  I've been sort of MIA for the past couple days, but I have two (I think) good reasons.  Firstly, we -- meaning my Mom, younger brother, and I -- got our preorder of Sims 3 Pets!  SO MUCH FUN. And what's great is I get to have cats, which I can't have in the real world, due to the fact that I am not only badly allergic, but also because they are a major trigger for my asthma.  Plus, one of my characters has the ambition of catching and adopting a unicorn.  So cool.

Secondly, I got a new lens!  It's a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D (I shoot with a Nikon D3000 if anyone's wondering.  It's the most basic entry level DSLR they have out right now, and this 50mm is the most basic version they have too).  My kit lens is still pretty good (18-55mm), but after a few months, I started to notice my limitations.  For one thing, depth of field, and for another, low light photography.  I know I've mentioned it before, but my house doesn't have the best lighting, and the lightbulbs cast an icky yellow cast over my shots.  But with my nifty fifty, that issue is pretty much a thing of the past.  It's been interesting playing around with it, because my camera doesn't support autofocus, so it's all manual.  And I'm happy to report that I'm loving it!  I'm just loving the silky, warm feeling to the photos I've been taking.  So I compiled a few for you guys to see (all pretty random), and I hope you enjoy! (I particularly like the one of my mom drinking tea.)


  1. It's always so exciting to get a new lens! Just as if you got a new camera. These photos are gorgeous, the depth of field is amazing!

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

  2. I can't believe the difference between my kit lens and this one. I feel like I can be so much more creative now. And thank you so much for the comment!

  3. I don't really know much about all the different types of lens, although I love the photo of the bulletin board. I'm not quite sure why - it's such an everyday thing, but is captured very refreshingly.