new lens: Nifty Fifty (AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D)

budding close

I stole the name from Julie O’Donnell on flickr, who probably stole it from somebody else so my guilt isn’t burdensome …

Anway, here’s the result of the new lens – an AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D – a fast, cheap, light piece of glass that enables you to shoot in low-light conditions without a flash. I’m using it here for a very shallow DOF (depth of field) effect – notice how little of the lily is actually in focus. I’ve tried a few of these out on the kids, but it’s very hard to get the right bit of the image in focus on someone or something who’s moving as erratically as a two-year-old.

One Reply to “new lens: Nifty Fifty (AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D)”

  1. I didn’t steal it!

    It’s well known as the nifty fifty, all over the world. I bet they even traslate it into german, portugese and korean… 😉

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