Friday, February 22, 2008


This is my wife Becky, outside after a recent snowfall here in Flagstaff. It was taken with the Canon Digital Rebel XTi with the 18-55mm kit lens. The XTi kit lens can take some decent portrait photos but I can't wait to get my first new lens the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, which is said to be one of the best Canon lenses for portraits and closeup macro shots.


Kim said...

Dustin, This is such a beautiful and compelling portrait! Kudos!
It might interest you to know that the photo I have up today at Seattle Daily Photo was taken with the EF 50mm 1:1.2 L, and I'm finding it's great in very low light situations and portraits. I have the original EF 50mm 1.8 which is really a great lens. Have fun with it!
Seattle Daily Photo

Gail's Man said...

Nice looking lady. I have a similar camera. It's called the 300d in England. I have 2 lenses, but hardly ever use it now. Most of my blog shots are taken with a Canon A620. The ones I took in Dubai, I used a Panasonic TZ18.

Anonymous said...

You will like that lens and then there is also a replacement for the lens you used that is coming out or is out now. It has image stabilization built in and I will get mine when I get the new Rebel XSi coming out on April 28th.

Your portrait is very nice. I have used the same cameras for a number of years now and love them.

Dusty Lens said...

Excellent portrait photo. Portraits is something I have difficulty with, I am sure the 50mm lens you specify will help tremendously.