Monday, May 12, 2008
Adventures in Low Light Photography
I want a new lens. I enjoy taking low light shots, so of course I want to get a "fast" lens. A fast lens is one that is able to let in a lot more light than a normal one. There are a few choices, but it looks like I can get a Nikkor 50mm 1.8 for pretty cheap. A lens like the Sigma 30mm 1.4 might be more useful, since it can auto focus, but I'd actually have to save for it. The first lens just means that I have to avoid drinking one night next time the opportunity arises.
To the photography people who read my blog: Suggestions? I want a fast prime lens that I can use for low light and daytime stuff when I want a lot of depth of field. I don't mind manual focus, cause then I can go around acting like a camera snob. "Oh, you are still using your 18-55 kit lens? I've got this retro manual lens. I'd totally get a Holga too, but it's so mainstream now."