Monday, January 17, 2011

New Member to the Lens Family!

Today, my new recent lens purchase arrived. I purchased the Canon 28mm 1.8 lens. I've been wanting a wide angle lens for quite some time now. After going back and forth trying to decide what would be the best purchase for me (at this time) I decided on the Canon 28mm.  After testing it out today, I'm very happy I did. A lot of reviews mentioned that it was "soft" at 1.8, but after testing it out all day today (taking tons of pictures of my boyfriend and cats :] ) I can say I didn't find anything soft about the focus at 1.8. It was spot on just as my 50 and 85 are...

I took pictures sitting in the same spot so you can get an idea of how the lenses look in comparison.
Note: I shot all of these on my full frame camera.

Taken with 85mm 1.2, shot at f/1.8 - 1/250
Taken with 50mm f1.4, shot at f1.8 - 1/250

Taken with 28mm f1.8, shot at f1.8 - 1/250

the whole family. :]
...and one of Scout. :]

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New York City

Watching the sun rise, on the plane ride to NYC.
I had a wonderful trip to New York and New Jersey. It was a great experience and I can't wait to go back. Next time, though, I plan to be doing lots of shoots while I'm there.

The first day we spent it touring Princeton, NJ. Princeton University is so beautiful. 
Below is inside the university's cathedral.

Back to NYC!
Empire State Building

Times Square

Rockefeller Center

Outside the Plaza

Inside the Plaza.

Central Park


Outside the Met.

Grand Central

Leaving NYC as the sun sets.