Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Bit of Fun

I was chatting with the IT guy at work and it turns out he's an avid photographer. Such a great hobby for meeting people. Anyway, he lent me a $1500 lens and some accessories. It was funny because the stuff actually made my camera look small.

That thing on top of the flash is a diffuser that keeps the people you take pictures of from looking like a rabbit staring into a car's headlights. This weekend I'm going to try and make something that accomplishes the same thing for myself. It's do-it-yourself time, baby!

What you can't see in these pictures is that this lens is exceptionally heavy. All told it was like 6 or 7 pounds I think. After one photo shoot I was tired of holding it up. It sure was a performer, though. Silent, fast, sharp. It uses ultrasonic vibrations to move the focus rings instead of a motor. Oooooooooo.

I put it all together and took some pictures of Ashley and Kendra. This is what I get to see when I walk in the door after work.

And sometimes I get to see (or experience) this

I love my little girls.


Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful girl--both of them. Worth coming home for. What a monstrosity of a lens contraption though. Good pictures, however.

Seth said...

Big lens, cute girl.

Kristina said...

Gotta love those grabby, pinchy little fingers. Simeon thinks it is big fun if he can make mommy jump from a pinch or from his cold hands.

Anyway as to the lens I agree with what's already been said, big, monstrosity, contraption, etc etc :)

Laura said...

Haha. Welcome home, Dad! Watch what Mommy does when I do ... this! That's why I still only wear hoop earrings when I'm going out withOUT the kids. I don't even trust 2 year olds yet! ;o)