Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Camera (and other photography stuff)

I have recently received a slew of emails asking me for details of my camera. I am admitting to the open public that I am horrible at responding to emails. I did respond to a bunch last week and I have a few sitting in my inbox that I promise I will get to soon. Seeing as some of you may have the same question, I thought I would just post it.

I have a Nikon D50, which is no longer made. There is kind of a funny story behind how we ended up with the D50. When I made the move from a point and shoot to a more professional camera years and years ago, I chose a Canon because that was cool thing to do. I know, makes a lot of sense. Doesn't it? Well, that camera was stolen out of my car in a bit of a smash and grab but that's another story for another day.

My Canon was replaced with a Nikon. And we are still talking about film cameras here. Rich and I made the move to digital a bit on the late side. I did some research on both the D50 and the D40. The D40 was newer and had some features that were considered improvements from the D50 so we pretty much decided to go with the D40. One day we happened to be driving by the camera store and stopped to purchase the camera. A bit on a whim. There was a lot going on in our lives and the research on the cameras was not in the forefront of my mind. I was uncomfortably pregnant at the time so I stayed in the car while Rich went in to purchase the camera. We both forgot that we wanted the D40 and ended up with the D50, which is actually a good thing as the D50 has features that I would have wanted if I had the D40.

In addition, the two lenses that I had with my Nikon film camera work with the D50. I did not realize this until we had had the camera for awhile.

I had wanted to start a 365 photo blog last year but really didn't have the time. Without saying, same goes for this year. There are days where I do not take any usable photos or the ones that I do take will be used for a future blog post. So looks like I'm just going to have to post some random photos here.

My latest lens is the Nikkor 85mm f/1.8. Enough of the boring post. Here are some pictures that I took with it this past week as I am still trying to figure out how it works best.

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Kelly said...

I love the piggy one - it is very neat! I just inherited a nice canon camera (sadly that is all I know about it), I might have to look into getting a portrait lens like you have....they do neat stuff!!

Jan said...

I'll tell you how it works best . . . just point it at those darling girls and it's a masterpiece!

Erin said...

I love the pictures--beautiful! I'm sure it helps that you have such great models!

Heather said...

I absolutely adore your photos. Interesting hearing how you ended up with your camera.

Rachael said...

i love the feet is beautiful! though, i think i have a bit of an obsession with feet because every photo session i have, there are always feet shots!

Wendy said...

I LOVE the one giving Elmo the bottle. So sweet. Does your D50 auto focus the new lens or do you have to? I'm itching for a new lens but I think I have to focus anything bc the d40s body doesn't? er... something...

Sarah said...

Wendy - yes, the AF works on the D50. I have heard about the AF issue with the D40 - something about how you have to get lenses with AF motors in them b/c it isn't in the camera.

Thanks everyone for your comments!