February 6, 2009

Brand New Baby!!

There are a few things in this world that will always make Justin’s eyes light up. The banana chocolate vivanno at Starbucks, passing a vintage Nissan “Z” on the highway, spotting brand new construction (which he ALWAYS insists on pointing out even though I am completely oblivious), and…well, at least I like to think….me! :) But I have to think that all of those (yes even me!) pale in comparison to the joy of receiving that little box with the chocolate brown lettering from B&H.

The day it’s supposed to arrive is like Christmas morning in our house. He’s up at the crack of dawn, pacing by the tracking page and saying things like “what was that? did you hear something downstairs?” And as the doorbell rings, he races down the stairs in his pajamas to see who it might be. He comes back proudly carrying the box in front of him and grinning from ear to ear. As he tears into it, you would think he just got his very first train set. But it’s better than that.

Soooo much better.

Justin & I have two really BIG shoots on Monday (more on that to come!) and for what we’re going to be doing we were in some serious need of a dual threat lens that was going to rock our cotton socks off. Enter the Carl Zeiss T* Distagon 25mm lens!! This little baby has all the function of a pristine wide angle lens, and the focusing capabilities of a macro. And it just happens to be one of the most tack sharp lenses we’ve ever laid our hands on. We are in LOOOVE!

Check out the sharpness and the focusing distance in these two shots!

This was a little resolution test we did, shooting the window screen through the Cooper drool-covered window at about 5 inches away. Shown at 100%. Incredible!

So yea, just give the UPS guy a Santa hat and I think it’s pretty safe to say that Christmas came early this year. And oh how my husband’s eyes light up!

  1. Sarah McCoy

    Ooooooo…looks like a fun new toy. Can’t wait to see what you guys do with it :)

  2. Dad M

    Mary, That’s not nice getting us excited with a title like that!

  3. robert Norman

    please buy me one also—thank you.

  4. Feuza

    Don’t worry Mary, at the workshop, I noticed how Justin’s eyes were happy smiling eyes as he watched you speak. I thought it was so sweet and real I even wrote it down. :-)

  5. GrayPhotography

    awwwww snap! Sooo exciting. Gotta love getting some awesome lenses!! -JG (We haven’t forgotten about March! Will be emailing back soon with flight times and everything… been a bit busy here, as I’m sure you guys are too!)

  6. Melissa

    No way!!! I can’t believe that crisp shot came from that close of a shot! mmmm I like!

  7. Robin Dini

    HOT DAMN! that’s awesome! I can just imagine that full faced grin. Have fun on your shoot!

  8. Jen Olsen

    WOW. that’s all I gotta say.

  9. Andi Walpurgis

    Good for you guys…have fun with it…can’t wait to see what you can do…

  10. Erica Velasco

    Wow! That’s amazing!

  11. Val McCormick

    I can totally picture what the look on Justin’s face was opening that box. Awesome Lens! Can you put a word in with Sante for me? ;-) Can’t wait to see your shoot.

  12. Christa

    he, he…cute :)

  13. Melissa

    Awesome! Love the Dad’s comment too! ;o)

  14. Yuka photo art

    Wow! I can not wait to see your results! Congratulations!

  15. jenberry (jenberry photography)

    oh my god. i know that feeling all too well. it’s so much better than going to store in person to buy it. going to store is anti-climatic, but getting a package is NEVER…
    can’t wait to hear about the big shoots and see some photos!

  16. Gwendolyn Tundermann

    Ooh I am loving that lens! You two crack me up. That is exactly what my last delivery from B & H was like when I got my fisheye. Can’t wait to see what exciting shoot you have coming up!

  17. Betsy Jo

    I agree with Feuza- I saw the looks he gave you @ Spread the Love, Mary. I even got a shot of it on my blog. :) Pretty cute.

  18. Eric Foley

    Sweet purchase! How funny, I just bought a Canon 100mm Macro yesterday.

    Lets go shooting:)

  19. Chelsea Nicole

    AWESOME!! What a sweet purchase – gotta love new equipment! Have fun guys!

  20. Terrah

    *drool* Congrats on the newest addition! :)

  21. Danielle Fuller

    I agree with Dad on this one….kind of a bumer…LOL…Amazing clarity from this lens. And the whole story leading up to it is hilarious. I can sooo see Justin pacing. :)

  22. Kirsten

    LOL! This is exactly how I feel with new lenses!! Just love the feeling…

    amazing choice btw…may be adding another to my wish list now :-)

  23. Joan Solitario

    Wow! Congratulations!!! I want a new lens too!!!!

  24. The Last Forty Percent Photography

    YAY for new lenses!!!

  25. Jackie L.

    Wow…killer lens!! Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  26. Ana Rebeca Contreras

    WOW!!! that lens looks amazing…..can’t wait to see the results you’ll get with that lens…..

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