A new lens for me! - The Dainty Squid

A new lens for me!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Last week I got a get well present in the mail (from myself! tehehe) I ordered the 50mm f1.4 for my camera the day before I got my teeth out. I had said previously I wasn't really interested in the  f1.4 since I thought the f1.8 was so awesome and "if it ain't broke don't fix it" blah blah blah. I'm eating my words because this thing is even more AWESOME!

I filled my memory card (eeep!) the first day I got it just taking snapshots of what was going on around me. So here's a little peek into what my day the Monday before yesterday was like...
I'm reeeeally reeeally loving the lens so far and I'm really excited to take more photos and play around with it some more. I'll definitely post a follow up on this including some pictures of exactly the same thing taken with each lens.

I already have tons more photos to share (perhaps later this week? or on the weekend?)
xoxo

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42 thoughts

  1. 50mm is my go-to lens. Definitely a girl's best friend.

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  2. Love this, can't wait to see what differences you find between the two. I have the 1.8 right now and am contemplating spending so much on something that may not make that big of a difference. I did get to use the 1.4 once and loved it, but i still can't tell if its THAT much better.

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  3. woodgrainwhale, I'm definitely feeling like it was worth the money! It's pretty awesome!! :D

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  4. Oh I'm really looking forward to a post comparing the lenses.

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  5. My 50mm 1.4 almost never leaves my camera! Definitely a great go-to lens!

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  6. Wow you can even see the stem from the coffee cup that lens is so clear!

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  7. I really, really am drooling over your lenses! haha Also, holy teeth, Batman! Hope you're feeling better!

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  8. I love how you have your teeth. I have all 4 of my wisdom teeth stored in a little wooden tooth container. It weirds people out. :)

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  9. Ouuch... are those your teeth? They have long roots! The pictures you're taking with your new lens are amazing! I love so much to first picture {that was really poorly phrased :P}
    -charlotte

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  10. I'm saving up for my own rebel and any lens you recommend!! I love the picture quality you get and I LOVE your eye for pictures!!

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  11. I have this one and it's my favorite!! The only one I really use. Can't wait to see more photos :)))

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  12. Gorgeous! I have this lens and lurve it too. : )

    xo,

    Sarah

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  13. Hooray for new lenses! And if those are your teeth, I'm totally jealous. My dentist didn't let me keep mine!

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  14. Love your blog as always! I just wanted to request something... feel free to disregard because I'm sure you have other things backed up but... I was wondering if you'll ever have an in-depth post about cat caring like you did for your hair posts. I have lots of questions about having cats, like do you give them all flea medication? How do you wrangle them to put it on? What is feeding time like with multiple cats? How do you enter the home and not have four cats trying to escape? And so much more! So if you ever have free time, I hope you take it into consideration, no pressure though :D just would love your take as one cat mother to another!

    thanks!

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  15. Oh my gosh, your TEETH. That's nightmare material! Makes for a pretty cool picture though.

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  16. Ooo, how pretty!!! Also, I love love love love LOVE the shorts you had in your last picture set! And I am so so so so SO jealous that you have them and I don't. ;)

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  17. Beautiful! I also have the 1.8 and dream of the 1.4. I've never heard anyone say that they regret the upgrade - it's such a nice lens!

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  18. Oh good to know! I recently broke my 1.8 (whoops!) and was debating on replacing it with one of the same or upgrading to the 1.4. I'm definitely leaning toward the 1.4! Your pics look great

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  19. I can't believe you have your teeth! I asked for mine when i got my wisdom teeth out and they said i couldn't have them..they were considered a "bio-hazard" Awesome!

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  20. are those your wisdom teeth? i used to save all my teeth when they fell out not sure why..do you have plans for them? i am making some shark teeth earrings that i am really excited about!

    xo,
    cb

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  21. oh my goodness. i'm going to get my wisdom teeth out soon and i hope i can keep mine!

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  22. I have the same "home sweet home" mug. I love these kind of mugs!

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  23. very nice photos :) love your button collection! :)

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  24. Oh nooo, now I'm gonna want that lens too, these photos are so amazing! :) I've got the 1.8 and am really happy with as well, it would be really great if you wanted to write a little bit more about the differences of the two lenses, and how you find using the new one.

    PS. omg, your teeth! :)

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  25. It really is a fantastic lens !! Good pick !

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  26. I've got my wisdom teeth as well after the operation. They're really huge!

    Lots of fun with the new lens, and I'm looking forward to more pictures!

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  27. I always love the pictures you take so much, regardless of what lens you're using. They always make me happy. Just wanted to let you know that.

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  28. Aaaawh! SO much buttons!!! L o v e !
    The photo's look great!

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  29. I just bought a 50mm too. I hope it arrives soon

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  30. ohhhhh nice lens! i can't wait to see the comparison photos. and nice teethies! holy cow, the roots are long!

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  31. oh my god the clocks on your wall jfhklsjadglkdj where did you get them all I am simply in love! I have a weird thing for snazzy clocks :)

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  32. Hey, i got me a new lens today, a cheap one, though. Your new pics look great, like out of a magazine :)

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  33. Loving your Monday! Lovely shots x

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  34. These are gorgeous! I've been shopping around for a new lenses, this gives me ideas!!

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  35. Where did you get that awesome deer water? I don't think we have that in California...

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  36. Blah, I put this on the wrong post, sorry!

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  37. How fancy. :)) Lovely shots.

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  38. That's awesome Kaylah, I love the look of the pictures with this lens. I used the f1.8 as well, maybe I'll have to get the f1.4 someday!



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  39. are those... teeth? ewwww xD

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  40. what's wrong with teeth? don't you have a mouth full of them??

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