Thursday, June 5, 2008

Happy Birthday!

It was one year ago that I got my D80 with the 18-135mm lens. One year since I started out on this photographic hobby and journey. I've had a lot of fun with it. I've learned a lot and I'm looking forward to learning even more.

Happy Birthday, D80.



5 comments:

Dorky Musician said...

Happy Birthday to your hobby. Looking through your galleries, it seems you're doing quite well. I'm hoping to be at that point a year from now. I started about a month ago.

How much do you use your 18-135mm lens in comparison to your other two lenses? I've been considering a similar lens for my Canon.... the 28-135mm. Though, I imagine the 10mm extra on the wide end makes a huge difference. I'll likely get the Sigma 10-20mm first.

Craig Lee said...

I probably use the 18-135mm 60-70% of the time. I've been using my 70-300mmVR a bit more recently, just so I can get used to it. I've found the 18-135mm has been a good range to learn photograph with and as a general "walk around" lens. I don't know anything about the Canon equivalent, but the Nikon is very sharp for a consumer lens. Some distortion and vignetting issues, but those can be corrected in process or worked around easily enough.

Dorky Musician said...

Thanks Craig... If the Canon version was an 18-135mm, I'd opt for that first as it's probably wide enough for a lot of things. It certainly would have a greater range of usefulness. Being that it offers Image Stabilization, it's something I could take to the zoo with family and not worry about having to carry around another lens or two and a tripod. Managing two kids (and a wife) can be rather difficult. :)

Craig Lee said...

Yeah, I've only got one kid and a wife. The juggling increases exponetially with each kid you add. ;)

Dorky Musician said...

It certainly does! Especially the first one. It gets better when they're out of diapers, potty trained and can walk most of the day. My oldest, 3, is at that stage. She's easy to take out and do things with. You don't really need to bring any support to go out for a couple hours. My youngest, just turned 1, needs a lot more support. She's off formula though, so that helps. Just need to get her out of diapers! :)