Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Next Love Affair??

I love my 105mm 2.8 Nikkor Macro Lens.  I know you are not supposed to "love" inanimate objects, but it's hard for me not to love this lens.  I use it for obviously taking Macro shots, but I also like it to take portraits.  But, this week, after holding out and holding out and coming close several times, but not, I finally did it.  I ordered the new Tamron 24-70 lens, and now waiting patiently for the UPS truck to pull up and walk it to the front door.  This may be my next love affair.  I'll keep you posted.  What about you, do you have a favorite lens.

Linking with Kim Klassen today and using her lovely texture "Kristin".


And this one using two of Kim's new textures....Kristin & Leslie.  It's hard to believe the Quince bush has already put out the buds that will sit and wait for spring before bursting into bloom.


No texture, just Fall loveliness with my Macro....


And a portrait with the macro.....fun Mother & Daughter at the Advent Tea!!


A great lens...!!!



Until next time.....

29 comments:

  1. the leaf and buds are wonderful. great portrait, too. can't wait to see what the new lens shares with us, too, in your capable hands. :)

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  2. The leaves look like they have tiny hairs. lol Beautiful pictures all!

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  3. oh such beautiful macro shots. lets just say that santa is VERY well aware of what's on my christmas wish list. :)

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  4. OK, I was going to ask you to give me a tutorial on the lens you used and loved at Oasis but I'll wait because I need lessons on the 24-70. And the macro. and......

    xo,
    Linda

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  5. I'd say you have reason to love the lens. But you also have a good eye. Love the colors and composition on the macro shots and that portrait is perfect.

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  6. I love what you do with that lens! Do you hand hold it?

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  7. Oh, I'll have to check this lens out on Amazon. Fabulous images Deanna!

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  8. beautiful photographs! You will love your new lens to be sure. I have just a 'compact camera' and it has the same lens for everything (with 12x zoom), OR, after a special purchase like yours last year, I bough a s/hand tele-converter lens for long-distance shots/birds.

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  9. Beautiful pictures. I want to trade my lens in and get a macro lens. I got a replacement for the one I was using, but I couldn't give it up! I know I have to sell it, but I told them at the camera store "if it stays in my bag for a month and I don't use it. I'll sell it or trade it in." Good luck with your new lens!

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  10. Beautiful Deanna and what beautiful ladies...

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  11. You do beautiful work, Deanna!

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  12. Deanna! hi!

    My favorite lens in the next one i get! i only have a little digital camera. you can probably tell. Santa Claus is suppose to bring me a new camera. he better anyway!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. Your photos are awesome!! You have that special touch with textures that I just don't have. And yes, I am having an affair of the heart with my 100-400mm lens. I'd say I use it 90% of the time and my 35mm 10%. I'd love to have a macro lens one day. Maybe for Christmas or my birthday next year.

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  14. I've had such a learning curve with the 105 - but shrill with excitement with it all comes together for me when using it. You will enjoy the 24-70 - used to never leave my camera until my son came along and stole it for his - guess now I'll need to order the Nikon version of it (yea, right!)

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  15. My 100mm 2.8 Canon macro is my favorite lens also. I also have a 24-70 and it stays on the camera most of the time. You will love it too, I'm sure. Beautiful shots here, as usual.

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  16. I know you are going to use that lens to its fullest extent--you sure know how to get everything out of what you already have! Can't wait to see what you do with the new one. On my hobby budget with my very active family, my 18-270 Tamron zoom just makes sense. It is not a professional lens, but it is doing a great job of recording the family history. I love being able to shoot my son playing baseball in the outfield and the flowers right in front of me with the same lens. Neither ideally, but I get every shot that I want to take.

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  17. All really beautiful images ~ I really must get myself a macro lens!

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  18. I can't wait to invest in a new lens...I promised myself not to make that leap until I became familiar with my camera inside and out...still not there yet...but I am saving this post so I will know what to look for!!! Can't wait to see how you like the new lens. I just don't see how you can improve however on your photos...they are just perfection!!!

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  19. I had almost convinced myself I really should not get a macro lens but after seeing your gorgeous photos I don't know how I can live without one.

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  20. So lovely! I'd love a macro lens, but I need to change my camera first. Maybe I should write a letter to Father Christmas, LOL!
    Just wanted to wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. Hugs.

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  21. Can't wait to hear about your new lens!

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  22. Oh sigh, that first one I could just stare at all day....and yes, that 105mm takes great portraits, by your hand of course! ; ) Our Anniversay is next week (20) and I got (early) the 85mm lens which I have not had a lot of time to use. I did take it the football game to get pre-warm up shots before the game. What I have fallen head over heals with is the 300mm, but that is waaaay out of my budget. I have had the pleasure of shooting with it at the football games when the other guy hasn't been able to be there...

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  23. Love, Love using a macro lens... and your gorgeous photos reminded me that I need to take it off the shelf and get it on my camera ASAP! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  24. Hermosas las fotografías de las flores con texturas! En realidad, son muy buenas todas tus fotos! Hermoso blog. Saludos desde Argentina.

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  25. Beautiful as always and so rich with color and texture. Happy thanksgiving my friend

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  26. Awesome! You've mastered that macro!! Me, not so much. Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your new lens.

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  27. These are gorgeous photographs and your sheer JOY and Extraordinary pleasure in taking and making them shine through. I think the greatest lens is the one that looks from the heart and captures that single reflection that only the heart could see. I always enJOY your posts and how much there is to learn from your sharing.

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  28. I came here from Rose Street Reflections! These are gorgeous photos. Love the Macro - and a beautiful mother-daughter photo!

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