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November 23, 2010

New Glass!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 5:40 pm
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Woo-hoo!  It came today!  I received my Christmas gift from hubby about a month early.  It is a 50mm f1.8 prime lens:

After I purchased my Rebel this summer, I spoke with several photographer/bloggers about what particular lens would you recommend for someone like me?  Many of them suggested a 50 mm prime lens.  Scott Thomas directed me to an article he wrote about the reasons every photographer should have this lens.  I immediately put in on my “wish list.”  We have a special family event coming up in a few weeks, and I thought it would be nice to have it for then, so I had a little chat with hubby and VOILA!  Merry Christmas to me!  Here are my first shots with the new lens, SOOC.  All were taken inside with no flash, hand-held:





Thanks 50 mm!  I’m looking forward to getting to know you!


  1. Whoohoo!!! Congrats!
    What a sweet hubby you have, to let you have your Christmas gift early!

    Comment by thedailyclick — November 23, 2010 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

    • Thank you! Yes, he is a sweetie!

      Comment by Karma — November 24, 2010 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

  2. These photos look great – good to see what this lens can do! I am also getting a 50mm, 1.8 lens for Christmas!! It’s for my Nikon, but I’m sure the photos will look pretty similar!! 🙂 I can’t wait to start using mine!!

    Comment by photobyholly — November 23, 2010 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

    • Thank you, Holly. Hope you enjoy your Christmas gift!

      Comment by Karma — November 24, 2010 @ 12:20 pm | Reply

  3. Oh yay! Congrats! You will love it!

    Comment by Becky Sue — November 23, 2010 @ 8:14 pm | Reply

  4. Bahh… a mere trifle. EWOT needed a new lens. Beside I like the new pics.
    Huh? Squirrel!
    “Sighhhhhhh” What human
    I didn’t do it

    Comment by DH — November 23, 2010 @ 10:03 pm | Reply

    • Ah yes, perfect captions from da hubby. 🙂

      Comment by Karma — November 24, 2010 @ 12:21 pm | Reply

  5. This looks great, congratulations on this fine lens. I really miss my old Nikon FE now when I take pictures in low light. When I get a DSLR I must have a lens like yours 🙂

    Comment by truels — November 24, 2010 @ 6:32 am | Reply

    • Thanks Truels. I do love the world of photography that the DSLR has openned up for me.

      Comment by Karma — November 24, 2010 @ 12:22 pm | Reply

  6. Horray for your good husband! And for you and your new ‘toy’…..nice photos! Happy shooting…. 🙂

    Comment by Cindy Lou — November 24, 2010 @ 8:09 am | Reply

    • Thanks so much, Cindy. I’m looking forward to using it!

      Comment by Karma — November 24, 2010 @ 12:22 pm | Reply

  7. Good choice! I believe you are referring to this article –> Nifty Fifty

    Have fun with the new lens. Photos taken with Prime lenses have a different look about them. Don’t forget as much as photographers love to play with this lens wide open at f/1.8, it is super sharp at the other end, too. You know, the big number, big focus area one. 😉

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — November 24, 2010 @ 10:08 am | Reply

    • Hmmm…the link doesn’t work. Can you fix?

      Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — November 24, 2010 @ 10:14 am | Reply

      • I couldn’t make the link work, but I googled the name of your piece and found it. I added it to my blog post.
        I did notice a different look to the shots – these looked somehow “softer” to me. I wasn’t sure if it was the lens that gave the look, or the low light the lens allowed me to take the shots in that gave this look. I will have to remember the big number part too!

        Comment by Karma — November 24, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

      • Remember, this lens is not an IS lens. Watch your shutter speed and hold the camera steady.

        Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — November 24, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

      • Yes, I was surprised when I first opened it to realize it wasn’t IS since my other two lenses are. Hopefully I’ll remember to compensate for that. I tried practicing “da grip” but had difficulty making it work for me.

        Comment by Karma — November 24, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

  8. Congratulations! It looks like you’re going to have a really fun Christmas. 😀

    Comment by Robin — November 24, 2010 @ 3:53 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Robin! Andre and I will have a great time taking pictures and changing his outfits (lenses! LOL!)

      Comment by Karma — November 24, 2010 @ 3:58 pm | Reply

  9. Hi 50mm…it’s good to meet you, officially.

    Comment by Kathy — November 27, 2010 @ 1:50 pm | Reply

    • A “nifty-fifty” might be a nice thing to your wish-list, Kathy!

      Comment by Karma — November 27, 2010 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

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