{equipment} my newest little toy from Nikon

Some of you may know, at least I believe our clients know, that I am a Nikon girl. I even got Rob to switch over from Canon when we went digital. The thing I love about my camera is that it fits in my hand, I think that is the biggest thing to look for when choosing a camera, any camera, make sure it feels comfortable when you hold it.

Okay, enough about my love of Boris, aka my Nikon D700. Yeah I name things, I am just silly like that. I am also a Nikon prime shooter. What does that mean, you ask? It means that I love to shoot with a fixed focal length. It all started when I bought Nikon’s cheap little 50mm 1.8 lens. Oh, how I have loved this lens. I admit, it has dropped, twice, and still shoots perfectly fine. I tend to have the 50 on my camera most of the time, it is the perfect lens to be walking around with.

But sometimes, I want to shoot wide. I bought the 20mm 2.8, used which was a total steal, but find that sometimes that is a bit too wide, if you know what I mean. So, while we were down in Madison on Saturday, Rob, Jamie and I stopped by Camera Company. I’ve been thinking about the 35mm, and unfortunately, Nikon’s 35mm 1.4 is a bit far out of my budget right now, so we picked up the Nikon 35mm 1.8.

I am so excited to start using this lens on shoots. It’s so light and quiet, I hardly realize it’s focusing it makes hardly any noise at all! It does vignette just a tad on my full frame sensor, but I have to admit that I tend to add  bit of a vignette myself. I’ve only had this little gem for just a couple of days, but it is so much fun to play with!

Take a look at the lens, plus I added my first shot with the 35, taken on the way home from Madison on I 90/94.

Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens in box.

The new Nikon 35mm 1.8 reflected in my 1940's era stovetop.

Nikon's 35mm 1.8 lens.

Wisconsin landscape shot from I90/94 on the way home from Madison.

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