Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The cheap shoes and the not so cheap new lens
A little while back I wrote this post about being inspired by other bloggers. In it I mentioned a blogpost by someone else that caused me to crave a better quality lens for my camera, a 50 mm f 1.4. It lets in so much light is makes flash virtually superfluous. Unfortunately, due to the need for shopping something to wear while my bag was missing I didn't get around to buy it on my first day in New York as I had wanted.
Eventually I got it though, from the B & H Superstore located close to the US Postal Office and Madison Square Garden. The store is huge and stock everything photo- and videobuffs can possibly desire, but the size of the store and the number of customers in there made it seem like complete and utter madness. Judging from these test photos though, it certainly was worth it. It blurs out the background very nicely, and but for the worst conditions I can drop the horrible flash.
While shopping in Soho, my sis spied a pair of 20-bucks shoes that caused instant love on my behalf. They're so cute. To try out my new toy I took a few shots of them in low lightning indoors without using flash.