I’ve bought myself a new toy over the weekend… a Nikkor 50mm f1.8D prime lens. It is a much faster lens (wider lens opening, thus allowing more light in) than the kit lens that came with my camera, a 18-105mm f3.5 – f5. This allows me to shoot in lower light and have more options to explore in terms of depth of field. I will however have to be a little more creative due to the fact that the lens has a fixed focal length (as opposed to a zoom lens).
I have not had much time to play around with it yet, but I took it for a bit of a spin this morning with a very keen model… our African Grey parrot, Bono. He was quite intrigued by all the morning activity outside the window.
ISO 1250 \\ 50mm \\ f4.5 \\ 1/50sec