Well, after renting the Canon f1.4 50 mm lens, I simply could not wait any longer to have a fixed portrait lens. I listened to many of you and in early March was able to use some savings to buy the less expensive Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Lens and was not disappointed. It takes much better pictures in low-light without a flash. We were still getting used to the fixed length, but were incredibly pleased with the results.
Why am I using past tense? Well because I had the lens for two weeks before
Matthew and I went out to take some pictures and after we finished, I put the camera in the bottom of the stroller (I had left my camera bag in the car).
Anyone see where this is going? (You already know if you follow me on twitter).
Matthew was putting Elias in his carseat and I decided to be helpful and collapse the stroller. And with one swift movement, I collapsed it – while my camera was still in the bottom. It crashed to the ground and the lens broke in half.
Thankfully, my camera was okay, but I bawled. The lens was beyond repair.
I immediately started saving swagbucks and within a few weeks earned enough to offset purchasing a new lens – again.
I love swagbucks.
And Amazon gift cards.
It arrived this week and I have been shooting like a mad-woman. And it has been in the 80s for days, making it perfect to take outdoors shots – my favorites. Can you see Elias’s little teeth in the shot at the beginning of the post?He is getting so big!
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