|Cell phone picture of the old lens on the new body. I used the vignette app, set to "holga"-- which is so much easier than actually taking a picture with a Holga.|
*speed, in regards to lenses, is how quickly light gets through them. The faster the lens, the less light that is required for a good shot. Zooming-in cuts down on the light going through a lens.
Some nice pictures taken with the D3000 kit lens.
I like both of these pics, I used the widest angle setting (no zoom), and the point-and-shoot mode. I had to take a lot of pictures to get these, because I couldn't quite get the shutter to open at the exact right moment. Looking at the upper picture I am shocked by how much lens distortion there is.
I took these two photos yesterday while I was playing with the 50 mm lens. I took a lot of photos I liked. I especially like the shallow depth of field with the top one. I can tell precisely where I focused the lens (note to self, wear your glasses, otherwise every photo will be blurry). I had the aperture opened to the biggest hole-size (smallest number, go figure). I still need to get a bit better at picking the correct exposure, but small tweaks like that are easily done with software. I adjusted the curves on the top one to make it a bit lighter.
If my explanations made no sense, check out this page here for a nice explanation of "depth of field" and here for an explanation about lenses and apertures.