September 4, 2012


Who's spoiled and has two thumbs? This girl.

Joshua surprised me with a new prime lens over the holiday weekend and I've had a blast playing with it. It's a Nikon 35mm 1.8G

I went straight to work to compare the bokeh, clarity and colors to my other prime (a 50mm 1.8D) and to my kit lens (18-70mm). I have to admit, I love prime lenses. Don't get me wrong, I like my kit lens-it's a decent all around lens and allows a bit more zoom than most kits that only go to 55mm but I'm in love with the bokeh of my primes. When it comes to the 35mm vs the 50mm, it's nice to not have to back up so much when doing portraits of little ones to get it all in but the bokeh is stronger with the 50mm...which I think can be a good thing and a not so good thing, depending on what you're wanting. I'm looking forward to taking my new 35mm to Disney and seeing what develops (pun fully intended).

Meanwhile, I've kept myself busy today hanging out with a friend and her baby...aka using them to play with my new lens...

(he wasn't a fan of being on his stomach at all)


Jen said...

Beautiful pictures! :)

Chantal said...

Jealous! I only have a 18-55mm lens, I want a better one!

JG said...

How fun! I love the detail! And I love the idea with the drum, that's adorable!