Monday, May 12, 2008
Back Into Best Shots
I have been shooting for the last couple of days with a 50 mm 1.4 lens. It is in fact the most delicious, depthy, coolest lens I have ever used. The wide open aperture has allowed me to take indoor photos with no flash and have them actually come out! The problem with my experimentation is that for the lens to auto-focus I am using my dad's D80. The D80 is a wonderful piece of equipment, but it makes me feel like I am right back at the beginning of my photography education with all the buttons and cryptic symbols. With my own, D40x, I can very quickly switch ISO speed, white balance setting, or focus area with the click of just a few buttons. If something doesn't come out right in the first shot, I can adjust my settings and keep on shooting. So, I'm working on learning the camera almost more than the lens! I don't think the lens would need any help...it just about takes incredibly deep photos on its own.
Best Shot Monday is at Mother May I. Click over to see more.