new lens and a welcome learning curve
- Posted Jan. 15, 2012 by Marjorie Mcdonald in Macro. Viewed 4112 times
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You can't expect to take a definitive image in half an hour. It takes days, often years.~ Fay Godwin
Today I drove the hour into the city to go buy my new lens…. I decided on the AF-S Micro 40mm f/2.8…. I'm glad I went in to try it out before buying it, because while I was there, I also tried the 35mm prime I was originally looking at. As soon as I tried the 40mm I knew it was the one.
Now the learning curve. The first thing I realized was how much I rely on Vibration Reduction. This lens doesn't have it.
No zoom is an eye opener as well, and it's going to take some getting used to not being able to zoom in to compose my shot.
The AF has a manual override on the focusing ring, which is nice, and a new feature to me.
My initial instinct was to shoot like I always do, wide open for shallow dof. I realized when I came back in, I have to rethink that. I have to rethink everything.
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