A New Lens to Get Closer

I purchased the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens and got it today. Main reason is that I often noticed how I have difficulties to focus close with my other lenses. Because of the minimum focus distance, I couldn’t get up-close to smaller objects. I like to take photos of small things and sometimes I need product phots that fit to articles I write. This can be close-up photos of cables, plugs, logos on products and so on. I didn’t count how often it was impossible for me to take a certain photo, I just can tell you it happened … Continue reading A New Lens to Get Closer

Santa Claus Came Too Early And Brought Me A Nikon 50mm 1.8G

Yeah, Santa Claus came a bit too early this year. No, let me be serious now, I actually made a present to myself. As I mentioned in this post, I tried to get a used Nikon 50mm 1.8G lens for 120€. Yes, this mission is complete, the post was written three weeks ago, that means it took me three weeks to find the lens and to convince sellers to let me purchase it for this price. Now that I followed the lens for several weeks, I can tell you that the average German market price (used) for the lens is … Continue reading Santa Claus Came Too Early And Brought Me A Nikon 50mm 1.8G

Bad Summer Weather

This here is less of a photo post, which means it is not a photo that is special or so. However, it shows very well how the majority of summer days this year look like in Northern Germany. I wish I could get more out to take photos, although I have still plenty of photos that I didn’t upload yet. But wandering with the camera is so much fun, it’s just that I don’t want to risk it too often with the new camera. I have a camera bag, but it’s not the best bag for rain protection. Using the … Continue reading Bad Summer Weather

Finally, My First DSLR…

A small update here. Some of you know that I did fight with myself if I should buy the new Nikon D7200 or the D7100. To be honest, I had already headache because of too much thinking. Today I decided to buy the D7100. This camera was price reduced due to the D7200 release and I had the budget for it. I now had some savings leftover that I could use to get me a camera bag and other stuff, and then I still have money that I can use elsewhere. I decided that this camera should be enough for … Continue reading Finally, My First DSLR…