Monday, May 3, 2010

Through the Lens

I posted the other day about how I recently purchased a used Canon xTi camera. I had also spent $100 on a 50 mm f1.8 lens. I love that little lens and it takes amazingly sharp photos for the price. However, it is a fixed lens. That means there is no zoom so 50 mm(or 85 mm on my cropped sensor camera) is all you get. I wanted another lens that would give me a good wide angle as well as a moderate telephoto zoom. Basically, a decent all around lens. After spending a few weeks researching my options on my very limited budget (lenses are super expensive!) I decided on the Canon 18-135 mm IS lens.

That lens happened to be sitting on my doorstep today.

I'm already loving this guy and have been going crazy snapping photos around the house. I'm super excited about the fact that I can now photograph entire rooms of my house because of the wide angle end of the lens.

I think that is the best photo I have ever taken of my living room. This super, little all around lens will come in quite handy as I document the many projects I have in the works. It will also help when I call on the assistance of all you readers out there to help me pick out paint colors, curtains, and even flooring. I can be a wee bit indecisive at times. Or all the time. =)


  1. This is neat. I no nothing about lens' or photography. But you sound just as excited as hubby when he gets his new lens's

  2. I'm excited to hear more about your camera, lenses, and how to use them. A digital SLR is on my wish list (moving higher every day it seems) but I'm pretty clueless. Hopefully I can learn something from your experience with it. The wide lens shot of your living room and dining room is great, btw!

  3. awesome photo - i didn't know wide shots were due to the lens.

  4. Wow! Now that is a big difference! I've been wanting an SLR for a while now, and have been putting it off, but if you keep putting more photos up like this, I may not be able to put it off any longer. :) Can't wait to see more!
    Hope you have a great week. Beth.

  5. I so want a new lens too but there are too many things that need to come first. Boooo Hope you enjoy your new lens.


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