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New Lens! (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.
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Heather (cobamide.bio.pitt.edu) – 08.26.04 11:05:44
BEETLE!
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