Last Christmas I bought myself a 50 mm lens for my somewhat old Nikon. I did a lot of research on this and learned that the DX style which I have is smaller because it also has a smaller aperture, so in the end I purchased the FX lens in 50 mm, giving me “close to” 35 mm once paired with my D5300 (no longer available) body.
I find that it does take better low light photos, and I like being able to take the picture to match the depth of what I can see with the naked eye. The last batch I took in Raw (an uncompressed file), knowing that I would want to edit them anyway, in order to get more definition and resolution to allow me to zoom the photo digitally. Fortunately I had my camera on my lap when we came across this large turkey family near Minden, Ontario. The hen kept an eye on the cars as she shepherded her chicks into the undergrowth.
Oh, and on the quilty front, I am almost finished adding the edge pieces on my mandolin quilt (pattern from Tales of Cloth and paper pieces from Eagles Wings Quilts here in Ontario). It’s an odd dimension with 2 blocks by 3 blocks (because I decided I didn’t like EPP enough to make another 3 blocks), so I think I’ll add side borders to make it more square-ish.
On the to-do list for this week — well, after yet another set of masks — is finishing the mandolin quilt and figuring out a project for next week at the cottage. Linking up to To-Do Tuesday with Home Sewn by Us.