(26 Aug 2004 at 09:19)
|Yesterday I got a new lens for my camera. It's the Canon 50mm f/1.4. This is my "party lens" for taking indoor pictures at normal human field-of-view scales. (50mm is the focal length, which corresponds to the "zoom"; 50mm is around what our eyes see. f/1.4 is the maximum aperture width on a logarithmic scale with lower numbers being wider; the wider the aperture, the more light, the faster the shutter can go, and the less blurry hand-held shots are (among other things). f/1.4 is the fastest in a non-ridiculous lens for Canon. For comparison, my macro is about four times as slow and my crummy old zoom lens at least like eight times as slow.) |
Anyway, what this really means is nice low-blur pictures at the Jello Party this friday. I also slapped a few new photos up in the New! section of my photo gallery, only a few of which were taken with the new lens.