Tuesday, April 1, 2008

a new lens

I've never been one to be really big on making sure i have the best and most equipment out there. Actually that's not entirely true, however, I can say that NOW I have come to a place where I make sure that I am using whatever i have to it's maximum potential, and that i'm GOOD at it before I spend money on something more.

Anyways, I have been using my camera a lot more lately... and really enjoying it :) I've had a canon rebel for about 3 1/2 years now, but have only used it off and on. I've done a wedding, a few sets on senior pictures, a few families, and most recently a maternity shoot. I'm really loving using my camera for my own personal enjoyment!

Since i've been using it a lot more, I've been looking for ways to make my pictures better. If you're not getting better... then essentially, you're getting worse? I don't know, but I'm not happy doing the same thing forever :)

I decided to come up with a list of specs for what I would like in a new lens:
--> 2.8 aperature, no less than that
--> Wide angle
--> 25MM(ish) zoom

Anyone want to take a guess at how much a little bitty lens like that might cost? Well i won't leave you hanging or anything. It's like anywhere from $1000-$1400. Just a tad more than I was planning on spending.

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut... then I found one, that meets almost all the preferred specs, except it isn't a zoom. Which in reality, isn't necessary, it's just nice :) And this is what I found.


It's the EF 20mm f/2.8 USM and it's much more in the price range. I found it for as little as $200 and no more than $500! So, once I get my money situation sorted out, I'm going to see if I can afford this. I'd really like to get it before I go to Mexico this summer, yah that would be amazing :)

1 extraordinary comments:

Rachel April 7, 2008 at 5:12 PM  

What other lenses do you have? I have the standard one and also a 50mm f/1.4, whic I love. I now need to get a zoom lens. I'm thinking of the tamron 28-300mm.

You take beautiful pictures!

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