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Lucky in lens

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I honestly believe that God wants to grant us the righteous desires of our hearts and I have a long list of lenses I’m lusting over.  I read tons of blogs, books, magazine articles, and the like learning how to make better captures and the lenses I want aren’t cheap.  You know what they say though…you get what you pay for right?!?!  Now always though…sometimes you get more, MUCH more than you’ve bargained for.  Usually that’s a bad thing, but recently it was a good thing no I mean a phenomenal thing.

While I have about 10 lenses on my lust list, the two that are “hot buttons” for me are the 24-105 and the 70-200 L series lenses from Canon.  Wanna see them?  Of course you do!

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Impressive looking aren’t they?  Why these you ask?  Well because over and over photographers whose work I admire recommend them as amazing portrait lenses and capturing people is one of my favorite things to do!  Sadly, Santa didn’t bring either one of them to me for Christmas and so I’m continuing to have to make do with the tools I already have.  I did however, let everyone who is anyone to me know I wanted needed these lenses and, while unable to help me get either of the lenses pictured here, a good friend from church gifted me one she and her hubby had and never used.  There was just one tiny problem…it would need an adapter of some sort to make it work on my body so off to Amazon I went.

The adapter arrived a few days ago and I took this lens out for a walk yesterday.  Check out these results:

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Of course having a subject as beautiful as this one certainly makes capturing beautiful images easier, but the lens itself is really amazing.  The shot below was taken indoors in low light, with my daughter sitting on one end of my couch and zoomed as up close and personal as I could get and keep the composition framed the way I wanted it.  Check out the clarity…you can pretty much count her freckles.


In the case of this lens, considering it was FREE, I got more than I was expecting…MUCH more!  It’s a heavy piece of glass, it requires I focus and set my aperture manually, it doesn’t register as being on my body (the body actually tells me no lens connected), and yet I adore it.  This lens will certainly make a positive impact on my captures and help me do much more than just “make do” until I can purchase (or be gifted) either or both of the two most recommended lenses shown above.

Thank you Heavenly Father for putting people in my path who can help me take this talent to a new level and thank you for giving them generous hearts.  Miss DR, thank you so very much for gifting me such an amazing lens!  You are THE BEST and I can’t wait till it warms up so I can use it when I capture your grands outdoors!

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