Caught in mid snap

22nd December 2010
Totally typical that Mr Shaw arrived and caught me kneeling in the floor taking photos of snowy street scenes. He now thinks I'm just a tragic geek who's never without a camera in his hand. Ah, wait a minute. Now you mention it ...

Had a play with the D40 and my amazing 35mm f1.8 lens this morning. The quality of the shots from that little lens is astounding. I love prime lenses. Don't get me wrong, lenses like my 28-70 F2.8 are brilliant but they're never quite as sharp as a good prime and, let's face it, zooms are only for people too idle to walk backwards or forwards.

If you want to take your photography to new levels because you think you've exhausted all possibilities with your kit lens, buy something dinky like a 1.8 nifty-fifty. Brand new, they're around a hundred quid and they're razor sharp.