I‘ve been playing around with our camera a little bit the last couple days. I was looking for a lens with lower aperture and I just realized the other day that I had this lens the hole time in my bag. It is exactly the lens I was looking for. Tim bought it after a recommendation, and at that time he used the camera a lot more than I did. So I didn’t pay much attention to it. And at the moment it is vice-versa. I have to admit it takes quite a bit to figure out your camera.
Our camera came with a standard lens and the minimum aperture was 5.6 and I was looking for a lens, where you can lower your aperture a lot more than 5.6. It just doesn’t create that effect I was aiming for. I wanted the object in the front to be focused and the background to be blurred. The lens I used is a fixed 50mm and 1.8, which is perfect for portraits and close up pictures. Here are a couple of my results with the aperture set to 1.8. This next one is my favorite.
Taken at night with Elliott eating and sitting in his High Chair. In the background you can see our Christmas lights.