Pictures for the Month of December 2011

January 20, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

December is always associated with the Christmas Holidays.  At least it is at my house.  That means a time for giving.  There’s nothing more enjoyable for me than  to watch my grandkids as they open their gifts.

This year I gave something to myself.  Well, sort of.  In the summer I decided to purchase a new portrait lens (85m, f/1.4).  I’ve rented this lens a couple of times and the sharpness and bokeh are amazing.  The problem was that the lens was not available.  Seems that the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan last year interrupted the production of certain photographic equipment, including this lens.  So, it went on backorder and it was finally filled the first week in December.  Just in time for Christmas.

I had to test it with my beautiful granddaughter and below are the results.

 


 

I really look forward to using this lens.  Even though it has been pretty much thought of as a portrait lens, I think it will work well in other situations as well.


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