Monday, August 1, 2011

camera help please

With our 3 year anniversary coming up, my awesome husband told me the other day that he needed my help in order to purchase the gift he wanted to get me.... a new lens for my camera!  I am so excited!  However, I thought I knew what I wanted, but when it really comes down to making this big decision, I want to be sure I'm 100% confident with my choice.  Since I am only an amateur, I don't know enough to make this decision on my own.  Kirby and I have both researched online, I'm also going to talk to a friend of ours about their lens collection, and now I'm asking the blog world.  I know when I'm browsing the many blogs I read, several of you like photography just as much as me or are "real" photographers... so please help me out!

Here's what you should know:
1. This is what I already have.

2. Like I already said... I'm just an amateur, who wishes she was a professional.  I LOVE (that's an understatement) taking pictures!

3. One reason I want a new lens now is because as you may have read in this post, we're going to start trying to add to our family soon.  I want something that's going to be great for taking pictures of our child. 

So what lens do you have?  Why do you like it?  What do you use it for?  Any advice would be helpful to me. 
Thank you in advance! :)


Mateya said...

I purchased the 50mm 1.8 lens a few months ago because I was getting more into potraits. I have taken pictures for a few kiddos and that lens is GREAT! It gives great bokeh (the blurry background). It's my favorite lens for sure!

kelly said...

I have the same camera, but no extra lens. I really want to learn more about my camera. I got it for Christmas and need to take a class.

Kat said...

I have a canon but I know you can get this lens for your Nikon - go for an f/1.8 50mm lens and you will NOT be sorry. I take 95% of all my pictures with it!