Testing new lens

Now I’m not buying this lens…just renting for the wedding on Saturday. It’s a church that doesn’t allow flash photography so I wanted to make sure that I had the best lens possible for that type of setting. I went to BorrowedLenses.com to rent the Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 lens. This lens is a monster lens. I had no idea that the lens was so massive. I’m not sure, and I have an email out but the lens won’t autofocus. Of course it’s supposed to. I just wonder if my Nikon D90 isn’t the right “make” (for lack of a better word) and therefore won’t support the autofocus feature. I hope the it does and the solution is simple because I’m not sure I can trust my eyes for tack sharp photos. You’ll also notice in the images I took that the sharpness in some areas are spotty.  I wonder if anyone knows if this is normal. I am waiting on an e-mail back from borrowed lenses.

 

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Personal Portraits

I’ve been doing a lot of reading on natural light photography. The people that I’ve found through just generic searches don’t use any flash. I don’t know that I would be able to completely do away with my flash…but it’s a good goal. I think another thing that ensures sharp, crisp pictures without flash (for indoor photos) is a good fast lens. I’m looking at purchasing a 20mm 2.8 lens soon. I’ve also seen people using a 1.2 lens. I’ve been looking at B&H getting prices for those lenses.  Those images are amazing as that 1.2 allows alot of light in.

I took some of my oldest after a haircut she got…she looked so cute. The others are of my little one using only available light.

Pettiskirts

I got two pettiskirts at Hot Topic when I went to Indianapolis a couple of weekends ago. They did have to have the elastic tightened to fit around “E”‘s waist but she looks so cute in them. I also had won a crocheted hat on e-bay and finally received that on Monday. I was so excited to get some photos of her to show her Grandma J. We set the seamless paper up in my kitchen. For most of the shots I used my 50mm 1.4 lens. I was standing on top of “E”‘s Elmo table to get the shots looking down as I couldn’t get back far enough to get her all in the frame. I finally asked “B” to get my 18-55mm lens and was able to get some shots at her eye level. The lighting consisted of my one main light, window light and a second light on, but not pointed at the paper. I have to find out what’s wrong with that one light. I think the bulb is getting close to burning out, but I’m not sure where to get a replacement bulb.

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