I think I'm going to buck amateur-mommy-photographer tradition here and not call my new 50 mm my "nifty fifty". I'm going to go with "my fitty mil". Doesn't that have a much better ring to it? I'll get mad street cred now.
This week I learned that shooting with my fitty mil (see?? it totally works!) is harder than you guys all make it look!! I absolutely love the narrrow DOF I can get with it, but it's hard to get the focus right, even on auto focus. Practice practice practice! I also learned that it is a great "tourism" lens. I was afraid that I would really miss the range of my kit lens, but on our trip down to Kokusai Street yesterday it never even occurred to me to pull it out. Yay!
P.S. This picture sums up Okinawa really, really well.
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P.P.S. For the not-squeamish only!! For those of you who read yesterday...I do not have pus in my iris. Turns out you can't see pus in your iris with the naked eye. I just have bubbles. In my iris. Hopefully will find out more info on Monday at the eye doctor (alternatively named the "opthamologist", "ophthamologist", and "ophthalmologist" within Lester Naval Hospital. Gee, I love that place.)