Thursday, December 30, 2010

Props to the Hubby for the awesome Lens!!!

I am SOOOO excited to post about this lens! I have been eyeing a Macro/Micro for some time now. After talking numerous times with the clerks at camera stores and photographers who know so much more than me, I was told that the Nikon brand name Micro would be best. Then of course after seeing the price and knowing that I don't take photos for money or a job at this point, it didn't seem logical to get such an expensive lens. So I was hinting to the hubs for a new prime lens to at least get some sweet photos. Little did I know what he had up his sleeve MONTHS in advance. So here we are Christmas morning and I have a present from "Santa". Haven't had one of those in years (wink wink). Unfortunately I messed things up and my dear and sweet husband wasn't able to see me open the gift ( one of those moments in life I wish I could take back and try again). But there it was...my new Tamron SP 60mm F/2 Macro. I started crying of course, but I waited patiently until I could talk to my hubby to try it out for the first time. It has definitely taken me a bit to get used to the non-zoom factor of the lens, but it looks so good! YEAH! The funny this is, is that a few days before I was in the National Camera Exchange store, and the clerk had me hooked on this exact lens! So I am going to share some of the first photos taken with the camera...please give me tips to help create more crisp and creative photos...like what angles look good with macro and whatnot.








I love these two photos (above and below) because of how crisp the subjects are and how blurry the background is:-)











6 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm so excited for you - enjoy it. I find that with macro, you may want a wider aperture, but try going at a f/11 if you have the light to really get some nice clarity. :)

Sarah Halstead said...

Great photos!! Now I want to look into this lens. I hadn't heard of it before. I have some decisions to make. I am so happy for you!! Very exciting. Are you home now? We should get together soon.

The Stachurskis said...

That's so awesome! Great photos!!!

Casey Martinez said...

Congrats for you!! The new lens sounds awesome and makes me want one now:0. Awesome pics too! Jelly beans?? Yummm!!

Molly said...

Nice work Mike!!!!!!!

Karli said...

Ohh! Happy New Lens! I just got a macro too, and I love it! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog too. ;-) Happy New Year!