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Finally, New Lens for my Camera

Grace @ No.21 Wednesday, August 21, 2013
 Image Taken with Samsung Galaxy S3 *Please excuse my phone's bad photo quality
 So last week, I thought that i might need a new lens for my camera. I was actually searching back yard stuff with my boyfriend and then saw these really nice photographs of plants. I really liked how it's only focusing on plants and blur everything out -also known as bokeh : *my kit-lens only did a subtle background blur..

Anyway that's when I started to searching up the lenses for my camera.  I've already had 55-250mm macro lens along with 18-55mm kit-lens, so was looking for something that I can capture the smallest things such as bugs or nectar of plants however fact that I didn't had so much $ in my account,  couldn't look for fancy-nancy lenses that are over my budget. Gosh, these lenses are pricy!

While I was searching the net, I found this quite affordable 50mm lens also called nifty fifty. I was so excited as this was the one that I've been looking for.  Something that's not so pricy but still does its job - I read that it has great bokeh with sharp focus. How perfect. So right away that night, I made a purchase and finally today, it was in front of my house when I came home, I got to play with it.

You might say I can achieve more blurry effect with kit-lens or any other lenses but, first of all, I am not a professional photographer. I don't have a full knowledge and understanding of setting and stuff to make it happen. So purchased the lens that can help me achieve what i've wanted it quicker without messing with the camera.

As soon as I took several photos with it, I instantly knew that this lens will be on my camera's body for a long long time as I AM IN LOVE with it!! It gives such clear, sharp and bright images every single time I take a picture and plus oh my blur! I am so so glad that I made a purchase on this one. By the way, I've just paid little over $100 for this one so it's definitely a steal!

Image Taken with Canon Lens EF 50mm 1:1.8 II

Image Taken with Canon EFS 55-250mm
About the above image, I HAD to take this image of the moon last night. It was a full moon plus really bright. Also it was huuuuuuge! I couldn't believe how big it was. So for that reason, I took my camera out and snap! :)
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24 comments :

  1. I am dying to get a nicer camera, I'm thinking I need to invest in something that will let me have multiple lenses to play with. I love the photo of the moon you took too :)

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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    1. Haha Thank you Jordan!
      I keep seeing this big full moon so much recently :)

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  2. ahh you got the nifty fifty! Back when I was searching for a lens it was a toss between the 1.4 and the 1.8. Some say the 1.4 is much better while others say the difference is so subtle but the price difference is huge. In the end, I went with the 1.4. I don't use it much. Mainly on special occasions and when I have a lot of work space because it find it inconvenient for indoor shooting when mounted on a cropped sensor camera.

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    1. I really wanted 1.4 however like you said the price difference was a lot. I figured the nifty fifty will be just perfect for me to start :)!

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  3. This is the perfect lens for portraiture also, make sure you try it out for that!! It's one of my fav lenses too! i wish i could of afforded the 1.2 but like you i have the 1.8 :) also if you have any questions about camera settings ect or there's a certain look your aiming for you can always ask me if you want as i'm currently doing a photography degree and i use canon :)

    notanotheroneamy.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh is it really? :) Thank you Amy that would be perfect! I mean I have so so many questions about setting and stuff and I just don't get it by reading the instruction :( I am sure you will get an email from me soon haha x

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  4. I love your new lens!

    I really want to get the 17-24 mm one :)

    x

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. Thank you lovely :) How does photo looks like with 17-24mm?

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  5. I hate how expensive lenses are as well! I was tossing between the 50mm f1.8 and the 40mm f2.8 since they looked so affordable and great for beginners. I opted for the pancake lens and it's amazing!

    Louise | Vanity Corner

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    1. Right? Too much $$ :( I was looking at the pancake as well! I am hoping to get that one as my next lens :)

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  6. I've been wanting a 50mm too! awwww. Now, I am completely jealous.

    Bella / everythingaboutbella

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    1. Aw please don't Bella haha cause you have such beautiful photographs without it. I AM jealous :)

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  7. A good camera has been on my wishlist long before I started blogging, sadly I don't have any $ either so that will have to wait. I'm so glad you were able to get the lens you wanted Grace, snap away darling! hehe xx

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    1. Thank you Lau sweetheart. I do enjoy taking pictures of literally 'everything' now haha

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  8. I have this lens - but I've not been able to get my head around it yet, I will give it another try - your photo looks amazing x x x

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thank you Gemma, oh I wish I have the studio light set like you do! I hope you like your 50mm! :)xxxx

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  9. that's awesome!!! so lucky you! I've been thinking a lot lately , about buying 105mm lense for my nikon camera. Where exactly did you get your lense at such a great price?? I'm dying for this bokeh look in photos, and sharp images in a very low light! Help me out, pleaseee??! :)))

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    1. I got all my lenses from Canon directly but i've seen some cheaper option like refurbished or other websites that selling the lens. I haven't seen Nikon's at the website so maybe you should search for it? x

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  10. That lens is amazing (I have your old one) I really do love my Canon!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I agree and so do I love my canon! :)

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  11. Sounds amazing! I'm planning to get a 50mm lens for my camera soon... I tried one out last weekend and it was incredible!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. it's like you can't get out of using it once you've tried :p x

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  12. amazing new lenses! Lucky girl what a fancy camera :) xx

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  13. Lucky you :) I can't wait to get a new camera, how exciting!

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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