I've been wanting to experiment with new camera lenses for a while but my brain freezes up a bit when I try to work out which lens does what and how..... Add to that the scary cost of most lenses and it's enough to make you just give up and stick with the stock standard lens already on the camera.
So when I found this "portrait" lens the other day at the bargain basement price of $75 I decided to just go for it.
This is not a variable lens and not being able to zoom takes a bit of getting used to. This is especially so when you're trying to photograph children who jump around alot.
But I think it definitely adds an edge to the photos and captured the available light really well on the fairly dim afternoon when I snapped these pics.
What's also great is the lovely shallow depth of field - no need to tidy the kitchen when the clutter just blurs into the background!
P.S. Happy birthday to Cee Cee who as of the weekend is now a very sophisticated 9 years old! Peace......