Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Views Through a New Lens
My husband, kids, and new daughter-in-law were here for an early Mother's Day last Sunday. I thought we were just going to spend time together after church and cook on my husband's new smoker / grill, but they surprised me with a new lens for my camera!
I bought an excellent used Nikon D70 camera last year from Donna. It came with a great, all-purpose 18-70mm zoom lens, but I had been wanting another lens for it for quite a while. My oldest son has a Nikon D90 and several lenses and I love the photos he takes with the 50mm lens in particular.
So recently they secretly ordered a 50mm f/1.8D lens and gave it to me Sunday afternoon. I love it!!! And I love all of my family for being so thoughtful, of course!!! :)
Hmmm, do you see a color pattern here? It's not intentional... I just took photos of things around the house, but I guess I do have a lot of blues scattered here and there.
Ok, back to the lens --- it's going to take some getting used to, as it has a shallow depth of field (which is the reason I like it so well), and I suppose if I take the time to finally read my camera manual and find some sites about using the lenses, I'll learn a little faster.
If any of you know of some good photography blogs or have tips of your own, feel free to share the links in the comments ~ thanks!
Take care and God bless,