20
Aug
07

New Lens

ABOVE: A few minutes ago I purchased a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8. It is fixed at that focal length so I’ll have to learn the skill of footwork to get a desired composition. Its large aperture is the main reason I chose this lens. The built-in flash on the D80 is good for fill but indoors it does nothing but put harsh white light on the foreground and black out the background. Rather than buy a Nikon speedlight for a few hundred, this lens will gather much more light without a flash and it is only one hundred. This lens also handles macro and landscape photography very well. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive for such an inexpensive lens.

BELOW: At the same time I purchased an MC-DC1 remote release cord. Even on a tripod the pressure of your finger pressing the shutter release can cause camera shake. There is a wireless model but it is infrared which means line of sight. The reviews for the wireless one were not very good because it is apparently awkward to use. This one should do just fine.

My next posts will probably be my first images using the new equipment. I expect them to arrive before the weekend! Now to break it to the wife. ; o

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3 Responses to “New Lens”


  1. 1 RB
    August 20, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    haha..nice buy. Looking forward to the pics. On a side note, I got the 50″ Panasonic plasma on accomodations. Should be here thursday. Next is my macbook pro.

  2. 2 flashkube
    August 20, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    wow, how much did you pay for the plasma? i’m astonished that you got the plasma before the macbook!

  3. 3 RB
    August 21, 2007 at 7:44 am

    It was on accomodations. $1000 rebate after employee cost. So in the end it will be 971. I could not pass it up.


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