In the midst of my otherwise unexciting life currently, I thought some retail therapy was in order!
So I went out and bought myself this:
It’s super cute, super light and fresh and it’s the new Canon 50mm 1.8 STM lens!
I have 2 basic lenses that came with my 600D when I got it 6 years ago. I’m personally very interested in macro photography over other forms. And ideally I would love to buy a macro lens. But they cost an arm and leg so I thought I’d gift it to myself when I become consultant.
But anyway! This lens is fabulous in achieving a shallow depth of field with a super high aperture and thus, foreground looks pretty and in focus against a beautifully blurred background.
Ideally this lens is used for video shooting and portraits. But it also helps macro shots to bring the subject into pristine focus if it is in the foreground.
Just look at those lovely anthers and stamen. (The middle bit of the flower, in case that’s not clear to anyone who has not done any plant biology).
In focus, against a blurred background. It’s poifect!
Alright now that I’ve shared that, I’ve got to get back to progress test study as my procrastination time is over!
I shall take more photos with this new lens after said test!