Is it not amazing what we can learn from our blog friends? A few days ago I posted a macro of a bug. I was practicing with my new lens, my Nikon 40mm fixed focal length with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. Here it is again (I was practically touching the bug with the edge of the lens):
I thank everyone for their awesome comments, btw. But Lisa Gordon from ‘Lisa Gordon Photography’ wrote, and I quote:
“The first one is my favorite too Barb.It really is a wonderful shot.
The 40mm is a wonderful lens, and I love the fact that it’s so light, yet works so beautifully as a macro. it’s also a great portrait lens.
Have fun with it!!
“it’s also a great portrait lens” say wha…??? I thought to myself – I must have referred to the wrong lens – this lens is only for real close up shots, isn’t it? For a few days I kept thinking, I have got to try that lens again to see if it truly can do what Lisa said.
I didn’t have anyone to take a portrait of at that moment so I set up a small vase of flowers and proceeded to take a ‘portrait’ shot. I was dumbfounded when I looked at the result . . . I had NO idea that this lens would do this!