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Friday, February 22, 2008

Santa came early! (late?)

WOOHOO I got a 18mm-200mm lens for my Nikon D40 camera. These lenses are pricey. The Nikon D40 does not have a focus motor in the body, so the body can be more light weight and less expensive to buy. But, the catch is then the lenses have the drive motors and they are expensive.

I love this lens. I have wanted it for a long while. I will use it as my main lens on my camera as it does it all. Hubby suggested that we purchase this lens with our tax return and I jumped right on that band wagon. It arrived by UPS on Wednesday. (Every notice how the UPS men have such great legs? It must be a job requirement.)

Ofcourse it's been snowing since it arrived and I can only take so many pictures of white. But this was a wet snow and I did get some really nice pics of the snow clinging to the trees and bushes. Thursday morning was just plain gorgeous, no other way to describe it. Here are my favorites.

So next time you think that Santa has forgotten you have patience and maybe you will get your heart's desire. I did!

Here are some interesting camera facts:

1870-William Jackson took the first pictures of the West

1900-Kodak Brownie Box roll film camera introduced

1985-Minolta markets the world's first autofocus SLR system called Maxxum

A fun fact: The average person laughs about 15 times a day.

Have a good one.


Cheri said...

You got some beautiful shots with your new lens! We're getting pretty tired of snow here in Iowa, but it IS pretty!:)

I saw this today and thought of you: http://store.scrapgirls.com/product.php?id=11982&cat=38
just a little enabling to start out your weekend:)

debbie said...

Woohoo Ann,loving those great shots with that new big lenses. :)

Consider yourself tagged. New game.

Heather said...

Wow, you've sold me on the new lens - those photos are breathtakingly beautiful! Ann, you're an artist.

Angela2932 said...

Oh, Ann, I hope you had fun with your new lens all weekend! These are beautiful snow pictures!

Dawn said...

wonderful shots!!! you go girlfriend!! luvin your blog

Jackie said...

Wow great snow pictures......