Testing…

First shots with the Nikon D80…

Plant

Flower

Drops

The weather wasn’t good and I didn’t have much to shoot but these didn’t turn out too bad. I’m still trying to figure out the depth of field since the telephoto lens behaves a little different from the normal lens I had on my film SLR… I know this sounds like impossible jargon for most of you, but I promise that when I’m settled into our new place and we start going out for photo shoots, I’ll explain a little better what all these technical terms mean… Meanwhile, if you speak Portuguese, check out this blog.

Entering the DSLR bandwagon…

What a birthday!! After much research, practicing with a film SLR, and indecision if this was the right thing to do, Alan and I went to Vistek and he got me a Nikon D80 as a birthday present – or sort of… Being a standard lens girl myself, I shunned the kit zoom lens for a nice and trusty Nikon 50mm f1.8 lens. What does that mean? It means I have no zoom but I get sharper images and more flexibility for getting nice pictures at low light without using a flash.

Here’s the camera right out of the box:

In the box

Outside

Lens

I’m now waiting impatiently for the battery to charge so I can start testing!