Friday, April 13, 2007

I ♥ the postman. :)

My 35mm lens arrived. I decided that if I was going to have to endure so many injections, my dreaded fear, I should at least treat myself. I had some money saved up and found a *great* deal on a 35mm f/2 ... so it's here! First impressions? :) Hmmm, wider than expected, sharp, rather noisy focus and rubbish build but I like it! :P Here's just my VERY first shots that I pulled off the card. I will share more interesting and technically correct later when I get some more time to play. I was just chilling, eating my macaroni cheese and cucumber, and reading my Physics notes when I heard the knock on the door. I couldn't thank the postman enough! :D Oh, and I looooove the close focusin distance!
Mostly @ f/2-2.8, 1/800-1/1000 and all at 100 ISO. Lovin' the bokeh on this little lens. :D Plus it is s-h-a-r-p...that second one is SOOTC at f/2. :)
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The package on our landing ;)
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Fed up of hyacinths? I am, was just testing the focus!!
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Old hot chocolate mug at f/2...
See, told ya they were boring! off to cycle to my grandparents' house. I'll take the camera and shoot something more interesting! :0) ~ Lulu


Blogger Jennifer said...

I love these pics, not the typical something different!! I love that coffee cup really cute!! This lens is sharp and the colors are so vibrant, great first pics!!

2:40 pm, April 13, 2007  
Blogger Ellen said...

Woohooo! Congrats, Lulu! That's awesome, and the photos look great. I think you'll love it. I even like the first one ;)

(I still think you should have gotten the 30 though! lol. Joking. I very nearly got the 35 too and I'm sure it's just as great.)

2:41 pm, April 13, 2007  
Blogger aboutimage said...

you got a new toy - of course you will get comments :) We share in the excitement with you as new toys are soo much fun. And besides, your pics are still fun :)

Congrat's on the new lens!

3:19 pm, April 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lulu, how could we not comment on such beautiful pictures? They are awesome. As always.

~ hannah xx

4:23 pm, April 13, 2007  
Anonymous Sarah MacDougal said...

Hey, chin up! You're doing great as usual.

I love the little commentary of the lens. I have finally saved up enough to buy my first D-SLR (probably a XTi) and I think I'm going with the 35mm and the 50mm. So, thanks. I really like 2.

Thanks for inspiring me to get into photography as well. You are my inspiration.

4:25 pm, April 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT images, really great.

4:25 pm, April 13, 2007  
Blogger Lulu said...

Oh ladies, you are TOO good to me!
I guess the first one isn't too bad.

Jennifer, thanks! It is sharp, I LOVE it!

Ellen, aww, thanks girlfriend! :) I like it too now, just looked funky on my laptop! I would have loved the 1.4 of the 30 but am glad I chose the 35 because it's just wide enough!

Jenna, thanks! :) You do know how to make a girl feel good!

Hey Hannah - too sweet! You are too good to me!

Sarah, yay for you! I am SO happy for you girl! The 400D sounds like a great choice...and the 35 and 50 are great lens. Are you getting the 50mm 1.8 or 1.4?

Thanks 'anonymous'!

4:29 pm, April 13, 2007  
Blogger no empty arms here said...

Congrats on the new lens! I love getting packages!
Lovely blog pics! Great job!

6:49 pm, April 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lulu -I just love your make me smile every single day! Thank you!

9:47 pm, April 13, 2007  
Blogger Louisa said...

Yay for you! Love the dof.

12:10 am, April 14, 2007  
Anonymous Julie C Butler said...

Congrats on the new Lens .. these are just absolutely gorgeous!!
WOW! the focus is dead on!!
I can't wait to see more..

12:39 am, April 14, 2007  
Blogger Rebekah said...

Cool! I am still trying to decide between the 35, 30, and 85. I LOVE the close-up hyacinth shot. I'm glad your dentist appointment went well for you!

12:46 am, April 14, 2007  
Blogger Christie said...

looking good, lulu! i'm dying for a 30mm and i'm glad to hear that it's wider than you expected.

5:32 am, April 14, 2007  
Blogger Lulu said...

Thanks everyone! :) I'll give more thoughts on the lens later. It's really sharp though, I love it!

9:21 am, April 14, 2007  
Anonymous Joy said...


2:21 pm, April 14, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love them all. like 2 best. tfs. :D

2:21 pm, April 14, 2007  
Anonymous Christine said...

love the pink polkadot cup!! :D

and wow! it IS sharp! :)

6:45 pm, April 14, 2007  
Blogger AmyC said...

Woot woot! Awesome, Lulu! I LOVE new lenses! :-) You'll have to tell me whether you love this lens or not after you've played with it a while. I'm considering selling my Sigma 30 1.4 & getting this one. Let me know what you think, okay?

5:37 am, April 16, 2007  
Blogger Amy (3 Peas) said...

Congrats on the new lens!! That ones been on my list for a while now :) I'm going to be checking in to see how you continue to like it :)

7:03 am, April 17, 2007  
Blogger Jenny B said...

Hey, I'm glad you finally broke down and got that 35 after all this time!

1:31 am, April 20, 2007  

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