my new lens

My newest little toy is a Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8 AF lens for my Nikon D90 camera.

It is a teeny little thing, which, at first glance, seems like it wouldn’t do much of anything.  After reading up on photography in the last weeks, I’ve gathered that everyone from amateur to pro loves this lens.

I am so glad I bought this little thing, because I couldn’t be happier with it.  It lets in a ton of light, focuses quickly and clearly (as long as you hold it still!), and takes far better closeups and portraits than my 18-105 lens.

I was amazed by the amount of detail I could capture and how close I could get to the tree below and have it be in perfect focus–another thing my other lens could not do.

I’ve been reading and watching all the YouTube videos I have time for, learning about photography and lighting and little tricks of the trade. I am amazed and humbled by what I’ve found, and kicking myself a little bit for not focusing on photography when I was working on my art degree. I love taking pictures and I love that it’s something I can easily fit into my otherwise busy life.

I have so much to learn; I’m glad I have a lifetime left to do it!

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