New Lens

My daughter has helped understand the source of those luminous still life photos one sees in magazines and some blogs: a portrait lens.  I couldn't resist - I bought one.  The play of light on texture and color is irresistible to me.  It draws me in an unspeakable way, as if I were a helpless moth. 


One of my favorite coffee mugs.  I've not quite gotten the hang of this lense yet; please bear with me.  I will be posting lots of photos as I go along.



My son made this dish in pottery class in high school.




What is your favorite lens?

Comments

  1. hi jennifer! honestly, my favourite lens is the blurry morning eyes i experience more and more as i get older. everything looks soft and kind!!! i really like what you're getting from your new lens though and i'm wondering what you got?! steven

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  2. Hi Steven. I have a Pentax camera, so I got a Pentax 50mm f/1.4. The super wide aperture allows low light photos with an extremely shallow depth of field.

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  3. My favorite lens right now is the one whose lens ring isn't damaged. It's been a tough couple of months for me and cameras.

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  4. Hi Jennifer

    I love the dish your son made. My camera is not SRL so I have no choice...I decided to go with the fixed lens for the time being and it has worked well but I do love what you can do. Isn't it wonderful to have savy children. My new mac is a blessing and having the kids with me teaching me all the tricks is so great...I would never find my way around it otherwise.

    Happy days

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  5. You've made a good job of these photos, I like playing about with my camera, a bit snap happy if you like.

    CJ xx

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  6. A nice new and buttery lens, yes! It's the best: 50mm 1.4 it makes everything beautiful (except the mug, that was beautiful already).

    Ciao amica
    Lola xx

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