Out with the old and in with the new
Over the Xmas break I managed to add a couple of new lenses to my kit which I am really excited about. The first is the ‘Pro’ Nikon 17-35mm f2.8 (which I have been eyeing for a while) and the second is the new Nikon 35mm f1.8 both of which I think I am in love with already.
Though I have only used the 17-35mm a few times I can tell that I am going to love it. I loved my trusty Nikon 18-70mm lens and it was very versatile but this thing is in a completely different ball park in terms of quality and build (as you would expect!). It is compatible with FX (if I ever decide to take the plunge) and whilst on the DX is only the equivalent of a 26-53mm zoom lens it fits nicely in my DX lineup for the moment, even if it does mean a bit more weight and more changing of lenses, and will become my new wide angle lens if I can ever afford to go full frame.
The 35mm was purchased mainly to photograph my baby when it arrives and also my nieces and nephews but I can already tell that this thing is going to be my new walk around street photography lens as it is so light, sharp and contrasty as well as being the equivalent to a normal 5omm lens on the D90. Even though it is not compatible with FX I think that it won’t matter as this teamed with the D90 will still remain my combination for taking happy snaps as it will be lighter and more convenient than carrying a bulkier body and lens. Also combined with the 50mm f1.8 it becomes a pretty mobile environmental portrait/portrait team.
I look forward to posting some photos from these two in the coming weeks and also provide some of my thoughts on their performance with the D90.
Anyone else get any new gear over the break?
Also, I have updated my ‘About’ page to give people a bit more of an idea who I am. Let me know what you think? Stay or change?