testing prime

Sheep Barn 2


Sunday, I began using the new 50mm f1.8 prime lens. What better test than to find someplace dark & in which I could never shoot hand held in the past? Sounds like the bottom of the barn to me.


Sheep Barn 1


In the winter, the sheep and young pigs are moved to the barn so that they can stay warm. This is a dark area and in the past, I've always needed a slow shutter speed and a tripod due to my Len's wide open aperture of only 3.5.


Sheep Barn 2


With the new lens and its aperture of 1.8, I could shoot hand held with shutter speeds fast enough to get nice crisp images. It's amazing what an extra couple of stops can do for you in low light situations.



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