New Lens!

Ok, I know I just got 2 new lenses with my camera but I already knew which lens was next on my must-have list. I'm a big fan of depth of field in photography which requires a wide aperature. My lenses have an f-stop as low as 3.5 but I wanted one with an aperature of 1.8 or lower. These aren't cheap though. The lower the aperature, the more expensive they get.

Anyway, James and I were just looking on Amazon, Ebay and Craigslist to see what these lenses were going for at the moment when we came across "the one." Someone on Craigslist just posted a listing for his Canon EF 50mm f1.8 USM lens for $80. What?!!!! That's crazy! At Future Shop you could pick one up for $125.99. We were already looking at manual lenses on Ebay that we could buy an adaptor for, etc, but no need.

Soooo... James picked it up for me tonight! We offered the guy $75 and he took it. Now I have a lens that I am In.Love.With. I obviously played with it right away so here's a few samples of what I have to work with! I'm so excited that I get to use this lens for my photo shoot this weekend!

This is the picture James took when he came upstairs with the lens already on the camera. I'm pretty excited.

Thank goodness I hadn't loaded the dishwasher yet or I wouldn't have had this picture opportunity!

This one's for you, Jo!

Cheyenne's adorable shoes. I love how this lens really focuses in on what you want it to!

That's all for tonight! It's going to take some getting used to this lens because it's a fixed lens, which means it doens't have a zoom on it. I've never used a fixed lens before but I think I'm going to LOVE it!


  1. Oh. My. Goodness. The countdown is on! LOVE how the pictures turned out too!

  2. I need to get new lenses! LOVE the depth of field!

  3. I love all your pictures!

  4. Thanks guys!

    Yes, the countdown is on and I'm stoked! It'll be great practice!

    Christina: I love the DOF too! This lens is awesome! I'd like to one day buy a f1.2 but they're over $1500!! =)

  5. I love it too. I love the picture James took of you. xoxoxo

  6. I love it too.
    I love the picture James took of you.


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