Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Day 18 - Late Nights, Low Light

"I think I've had enough of the camera flash."

Since returning to work, I have realized the limitations of my camera lens. It is the kit lens that came with the D40 body, 18-55mm zoom lens with a 3.5-5.6 variable aperture. The available light is pretty much non-existent, so handholding photos (usually at 1/15 or longer) is very difficult. I think my next purchase when i have the funds will be the Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D. It doesn't auto-focus on the D40, but I don't think that should be a big problem. What I do know is the on-camera flash annoys Paige, even with my home made diffuser. Since I am not home when the sun is shining, it makes it tough to get pictures with good lighting. The simple diffuser really helps, but I think that having a wider aperture to work with will be very helpful. Using a flash is a necessity some times, but it would be nice to be able to rely on it less.

1 comment:

Bryan said...

lets look at page and not read about camera lenses huh?