I’m so excited about my new camera lens. It’s a fantastic gift from my wonderful husband. Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me! Even though it’s a little after my birthday, who cares. Those are the best presents because they keep extending your birthday. Anyways, I chose the Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G lens because I wanted a lens with a really wide aperture so my images would have that really fantastic bokeh. It arrived today and of course I had to immediately test out the lens. Below are the results…
The blurred out portions of the photo create such a sharp focal point on the part of the image that is in focus. I really love how it looks.
Another important tip I recently learned is to rely on the camera’s histogram instead of the LCD display when checking for proper exposure. Often times an image would look good on the LCD but when viewing it on the computer it was completely underexposed. Now that I’m using the histogram I am getting much better exposure. For an explanation of the histogram and how to use it check this out. Oh and most digital cameras have a histogram so no worries if you don’t have a dslr.
Do you have a lens with wide aperture? What do you like photographing with that lens?