My trusty Nikon D40 has been a little neglected of late. I have been mulling over getting a new body, perhaps the D7100 which would be a significant upgrade…. And a not insignificant amount of cash! So it would be a lot more sensible to get the most out of my current camera.
As a result, I picked up my first prime lens: The Nikon 35mm f/1.8G. Better optical quality and also a faster lens for use in low light. Since I last looked at this range of lenses, they have been upgraded to feature their own focus motors. This is important as my D40 doesn’t have a focusing pin!
I really like the lens, and an example ‘cat snap’ is in this post. It’s perfect for portrait-style work, given that 35mm essentially becomes 50mm on a cropped sensor like on my DSLR.
I took some more, and they can be found in the Flickr set – click forwards to see them as they are the most recent pictures.
Earlier in the year, I visited The National Museum Of Computing, which resides within the Home of the Codebreakers, Bletchley Park. It’s pretty well put together and hosted by some very hard-working and dedicated volunteers.
I took a few pictures, although I was a bit limited by not having a lens particularly suitable for indoor work. I’ve since resolved that by grabbing a 35mm prime lens and I’m looking forward to trying it out properly!
Amazingly, we have actual proper snow at the moment. It’s pretty thick in Farnham, Surrey.
Driving home last night was somewhat interesting. In retrospect, I should have disabled the car’s traction control. We live amongst a nest of hills, and the car deciding to slowly spin round at 1 mph is a little scary. When going down one of those hills. With other cars at the bottom.
Actually, that was pretty neat.
Pictures of the snow can be found on my Flickr.
It’s that time of year. I’ve put together a quite special Marlborough Doll’s House (obviously not for me!)
And I suppose it was a good opportunity for some macro-esque photography… the full set can be found on my Flickr.