Posts tagged ‘photography’

March 5, 2011

A Good & Bad Way to Spend a Friday Night

The good way:

Japanese ramen. Yes…it was as good as it looks. Probably the best ramen in the bay area!

Now the bad:

Spending my Living Social coupon for Fandango to watch “I Am Number Four.” Somehow, I got overruled and our plan to watch “Adjustment Bureau” changed. Some people (not mentioning names) were expecting an awesome action movie but it ended up being more like a cheesy chick flick. Not that I don’t love a good chick flick, but this one was cheesy even for me! Oh well, now I’ve earned the right to choose the next movie we watch. =)

I gotta admit though…I am loving this macro lens. I’ll write more about it and the ramen later!

March 4, 2011

borrowing a lens

Who else is excited for the weekend?? I am!!

Weekends, they make me happy.

I’m especially excited because we’re renting some lenses and we’re going to go pick them up tomorrow! Jeff wanted to rent a 70-200mm lens for a wedding he’s going to on Saturday and I’ve been wanting to try out a 60mm macro lens, so I told him to add that to the list as well. ;D

We’re borrowing the lenses from and they’re not too faraway so it’s convenient to pick the lenses up and drop them off. Jeff found a great discount code through their twitter too! We’ve borrowed lenses from them before and they make everything super convenient and easy. (No, they did not pay me to compliment them — they’re just a great company!)

We’ll be keeping the lenses throughout the week and returning them next Friday. In the meantime, I’m really excited to try out the 60mm macro lens for food photography!

In all honesty though, I’m really happy using my 17-55mm f/2.8 lens. I always thought I’d prefer my 50mm f/1.4 for food photography, but I really like the flexibility that the 17-55mm gives me and I usually find that such a low f-stop is not necessary. And sometimes the 50mm lens is a little too long for me, which means I might have a problem with the 60mm macro lens because it is even longer! I do want to experiment though so I’ll be doing a lot of that next week!

What about you? If you have a DSLR, what is your favorite lens to use?