I’ve been building my equipment base over the last six months by reinvesting my earnings. This week I won a bid on ebay for a 50mm f1.8 lens. And last night, Hubs and I sat around playing with all of my toys. It was lots of fun. He didn’t realize that I have four lenses now! I guess I’m moving up in the world.
My new lens lets me control the depth of field so precisely that I can focus on Bri’s bangs and her face will be blurry. How crazy is that?
I can also focus on Bri and her Daddy can be blurry in the background. She thinks it’s really fun to put the flashlight inside her mouth. A few minutes before this picture she was doing this in front of the mirror.
This new lens is a little bit more difficult to use than my usual partner in crime. It doesn’t have an internal motor, so I have to do a lot of my focusing by hand. When you’re shooting little kids, it’s really nice to be able to let the camera do all of the focusing for you. By the time you focus on them yourself, they’ve already moved away!
But I am totally in love with the way it creates a nice blurry background. You probably didn’t even notice the vacuum cleaner behind Bri in the picture above. I’ll be able to use this little lens for indoor shoots without worrying about busy background from normal house clutter. It’s going to be perfect for the newborn shoot I have next week! Yay!