May 17, 2012

Camera Essentials

With the recent influx of some $$$, (graduation gifts), I decided to finally treat myself to some things that I find necessary in terms of camera "gear." My receipt of graduation money coincided with THEIT having the Bossi bag back in-stock in 3 colors. Unfortunately, the Black bag sold out in 30 minutes according to THEIT's facebook page, but the Fawn and White were in stock for a while longer. The white bag might still be in stock if you are interested. Anyway, I obviously was going to buy the Black one if I could get my hands on it because I'm a "black bag" kind of girl. I really don't own that many bags (maybe 15?) and I use the same one every day with the occasional clutch used to go out at night. However, I took it as a sign that I was unable to get the black Bossi bag. Instead, I hemmed and hawed over whether I should get the Fawn (light-ish brown color) or the White. I think both could have been very versatile in my closet, but in the end I surprised myself and chose WHITE! I have tons of black and brown bags but no white ones, and now my stylin' camera bag will be white.

Go to www.lovetheit.com to check out the bags!

The other thing I decided to buy was a new lens. Although I haven't actually made the purchase yet, I'm expecting to by the end of the weekend. I'm choosing between the Canon 50 mm 1.8 and the 50 mm 1.4. The 1.4 is about 3 to 4 times the price of the 1.8, which is obviously what is making me hesitate. I always thought I'd just purchase the f/1.8... but I think once I buy this lens I want it to last for a long time. Not saying that the 1.8 won't last a long time, but with its plastic body, it probably wouldn't last as long as something made of metal and glass. I'm still reading reviews daily and checking ebay and amazon for prices, but if anyone has any experience with either lens I'd love to hear your thoughts about it/them!! 
Edit: I won my very first Ebay auction! I got the Canon 50 mm f/1.4! 

7 comments:

  1. 15 bags is a good number, I wish I could streamline my collection down to that! I have the 1.8 lens, I am not camera buff so that was why I purchased the 1.8. The 1.4 is a lot more and depending on what you are using it for, and if you take a lot of photos it may be worth the investment.

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  2. how do you like the 1.8? does it give you enough bokeh/background blur?

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  3. cute!!!

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  4. cute!!!

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  5. This is gorgeous! I always love a dash of red lipstick!

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  6. How are you liking the f1.4? I have the 1.8 and find that for shooting outfit posts, I actually have to increase the f-stop to 2.2 or 2.4 b/c otherwise my whole body and face won't be in focus (blogger problems!).

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  7. I'm having the same problem. Since I've gotten the lens, when I take my pictures myself most pictures come out pretty blurry and disastrous. The most recent ones have been taken by my BF. I'm really hoping I can figure out how to do it on my own soon though otherwise I will be a little P.O.ed, lol.

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