Now you won't immediately see a lot of change in my product pictures, since a lot of them are taken when I buy the actual products, but the new lens will make a huge difference in the long run. As you can see, it focusses on the object that is at a set distance (the brains) en all the others are blurry.
It is perfect for portaits with blurry backgrounds, and that's the main reason why I got it. I also started filming with this setup, but still have to learn that it doens't focus on things closer: so if I want to show an item, I should do the footage before or after filming and edit it in.
For filming I used to only use my small video camera (a sony camcorder) which isn't bad, but also not the quality I want for my videos. Filming with my kit lens was a struggle and I didn't like the results, but with this new lens, I don't think I will be reaching for my camcorder a lot anymore.
In my upcomming videos you will see me use a mix of my camcorder and Nikon camera, and it's a great way for me to experiment what works best for which setup.
My next investment will be a new body (a D5200) so I finally have a flip screen and can see myself when recording on my Nikon. That's also one of the reasons I didn't use it for filming, because finding out when you are done that you weren't in focus the entire video is just heartbreaking.
Do you like the effect this lens gives pictures? Are you looking forward to my Friday video (with my new lens) ? I sure am!