See, Micah, you don't smile.
What else is new? She's got a chocolate ice cream cone and she made a good mess of it!
Still not smiling...but obviously trying hard to keep from it!
So now for the camera talk. I am thinking about the new baby coming and all the wonderful new baby pictures I want to take. I haven't had time for a LOT of research, but I have tried to do a little. I have a couple items on my wish list (and on my ebay watch list). Here's what I'm wishing for to add to my camera collection (and I sure hope I can get a good deal on used items from eBay...but inserting from Amazon is easiest):
This is a 28mm prime lens. I have a 50mm prime lens with an f-stop of 1.8 that I LOVE. Only problem is that on the D80 I have to stand pretty far back (it comes out to be about 75mm in effect because of the D80's smaller sensor). Which can be hard in tight places. So I'm loving me this wide-angle lens. I have an 18-55mm zoom lens that I love, but the f-stop is pretty high. This one stops down at f/2.8, which would allow me more options in low-light situations. If I hit the right auction on eBay, I should be able to get it for under $150...maybe even under $100. Patience is key. :) Now, I could set my sights on the 28mm with an f-stop of 1.8...but that's a few thousand dollars. A little pricey, you think??
bokeh (background blur) that also comes with stopping down. I considered going with the more affordable SB-400 ($120 on Amazon), but it doesn't swivel or rotate and it cannot be used off-camera (I could take the 600 off the camera, and it would still fire when I want it to). I think that the 600 offers just the mid-level range of flexibility I need. But beggars can't be choosers. If Mitch said 'no' to the pricier 600 but yes to the 400, I would take it! :) Oh, and a diffuser is a must...but those are pretty cheap (like less than $10).