112 – 117/365

Hello all.  I borrowed a lens from my neighbour this week, the standard kit lens that comes with Nikons: 18-55mm.  It is a lens that I used for a few years when I first started out with DSLRs, back when I didn’t know anything about lenses at all.  Now I know so much more and it’s kind of a burden in a way because I want to own so many, but they are so expensive!!  *sigh*.  And saving up for just ONE lens is difficult, especially if you aren’t able to try them out first.  Anyways, back to the 18-55mm.  In my bedroom I have about twenty black and white of my favourite portraits hung up.  One day I was looking at them and I asked myself which were my favourites.  I realized that a lot of my favourites were taken with the 18-55mm lens, probably the cheapest lens you can buy.  And it made me want that lens again, especially because it has such a wide range, and has a pretty wide angle, which none of my current lenses offer.  So playing around with that over the last few days has been a lot of fun.  I’d like to compare it with the 24-70mm lens, which I have had my eye on for quite some time now… I’m thinking of renting it from an online rental business, something I haven’t done before, but I think it’s important to see what it’s like before I invest $1500 or so!

Enough rambling, here’s some photos!

Waiting for Daddy to come home…

Nikon D300s || 35mm lens || ISO 640 || f 4.5 || 1/100s

Nikon D300s || 35mm lens || ISO 640 || f 4.5 || 1/100s

Nikon D300s || 40mm lens || ISO 500 || f 7.1 || 1/250s

Nikon D300s || 40mm lens || ISO 500 || f 7.1 || 1/250s

iPod

iPod – 114/365

I did a photo shoot on Saturday of these lovely people(click on picture to see more):

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 40mm || ISO 250 || f 5.3 || 1/1250s

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 40mm || ISO 250 || f 5.3 || 1/1250s

For fun, here is the image SOOC (straight out of camera).  I am MUCH happier with the edited version!  Thank goodness for Lightroom.

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Out for a walk Sunday morning:

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 38mm || ISO 320 || f 5 || 1/1000s

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 38mm || ISO 320 || f 5 || 1/1000s

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 18mm || ISO 320 || f 3.5 || 1/1250s

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 18mm || ISO 320 || f 3.5 || 1/1250s

Nuni took this one… Shasta was extra cuddly that morning and I loved every second!

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 32mm || ISO 320 || f 4.8 || 1/25s

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 32mm || ISO 320 || f 4.8 || 1/25s

What the backyard looks like.

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 18mm || ISO 1000 || f 3.5 || 1/4000s

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 18mm || ISO 1000 || f 3.5 || 1/4000s

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 18mm || ISO 500 || f 3.5 || 1/2000s

Nikon D300s || 18-55mm lens at 18mm || ISO 500 || f 3.5 || 1/2000s

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