about my camera

So I've been asked quite a bit about the camera and lens I use on the STG.  Here are the answers with a surprise (at least for me) at the end. My Camera: the Canon Rebel T1i

My Lens: the Canon 50 mm f/1.4 Prime

If you haven't noticed yet, let me point something out.  All of my photos on the Sleepy Time Gal usually appear extremely close-up to the subject, like these buns.  That's because of the prime lens.  It is excellent for portraits and never requires a flash indoors.  It doesn't zoom, so that means I move forward or backward (it usually is backward to fit everything in the photo.)  I still love my prime for many reasons.

But, the prime can't do everything.  Which leads me to my good news.  The addition of a zoom lens!  A 28-135mm lens (technically Bobby's early Father's Day present from good ol' Craig-- Craig's list, anyway.)  That means no more breaking my neck to take photos in the hallway of my house just to get a photo of part of a room.  No more uncomfortable close ups of people that would rather not have a close up taken.  I still haven't bonded with the lens, so you still might see my prime lens close ups in lots of photos as a comfort to me.

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And speaking of comforts, can I just tell you how much I love baking day?  One day a week to make whatever I want.  To freeze, to eat right away, to give.

P.S.  I've got some more exciting news: the Sleepy Time Gal now has awesome sponsors! I'll be introducing you to them next week!

the sleepy time gal