Capturing Details with my 50mm

I’ve been looking for a new lens for quite some time but the price of many where just more than I wanted to spend especially since I was not sure what kind of photos I wanted to take.  As time went on, I continued to shoot with my kit lenses both of which I am very happy with.  The only frustration I had was shooting in low light conditions.  Either my photos were too dark or the auto flash would wash out everyone not to mention burn everyone’s retinas!  Oh I tried all the tips and tricks to try to control the flash but still had no good results.

It wasn’t until my daughter pointed out the “no flash” function on my camera that I started shooting in low light situations with more success and saving retinas. (How I missed that function, I’ll never know! LOL) Still not happy with my low light pictures, I started looking into lenses and came across this website that convinced me to take the plunge.

When we first put that 50mm on our cameras our eyes nearly fell out of our heads, because wowza, we didn’t know our cameras could take such great photos, right?

It’s true, the 50mm is a favorite among most. It’s probably my favorite, with a close running with the 35mm. And it’s a favorite for good reason. One can get a lot of miles out of the 50mm, because it’s crazy versatile.

I shopped around online and learned the 50mm was not completely out of my price range. Prices ranged anywhere from $150 down to $80.  Good thing Christmas was coming up because I wrote 50mm lens right smack at the top of my Christmas list! Thanks to our kids (grown adults now but I still call them kids), I now have a 50mm! Thank You!  Thank You! Thank You! XOXO

This was the very first picture I took with my 50mm.  I love how the lens captured the natural light from the window in a low light room.

This was the very first picture I took with my 50mm. I love how the lens captured the natural light from the window in a low light room. No flash.  No post photo editing.  Wow!

Another low light situation: our grandson playing with Play-Doh inside.  I love the sharpness and clarity of the center of the picture while the edges are softly out of focus.

Another low light situation: our grandson playing with Play-Doh inside. I love the sharpness and clarity at the center of the picture while the edges are softly out of focus.

A low light situation but outside.  No flash.  Retinas intact. No photo editing.  :)

A low light situation but outside. No flash. Retinas intact. No photo editing. 🙂 I love how the background is blurred showcasing my favorite subject.

This picture is exactly what I saw through the viewfinder.  No cropping!

This picture is exactly what I saw through the viewfinder: snowfall and all. No cropping!

Needless to say I am very happy with my 50mm lens! To read more about this lens, check out The 50mm/f1.8 – Small Wonder at Digital Photography School.

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