Scruffy Loves My New Lens

I’ve been on the fence regarding the purchase of a 50mm prime lens for my Nikon D90. In particularly, I’ve been eyeing the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens. Not only is the lens relatively fast but very affordable. As with all photographers, novices and professionals alike, amassing lenses is inevitable. We just love our different types of “glass” to add to our ever growing repertoire of expensive equipment. This however is not a frivolous purchase, but an absolutely necessary one. After reading my favorite photography magazine (a British magazine), Digital SLR Photography (http://www.digitalslrphoto.com), in particularly their March 2010 issue where they … Continue reading Scruffy Loves My New Lens

Iron Man 2 Loses Some of its Luster

(*** be warned, SPOILER alert! ***) I loved the first Iron Man movie. I went in knowing that it was going to be a sure hit. I was surprised at how many people didn’t know much about the character at the time of the movie’s premiere (but us insiders knew very well). Robert Downey, Jr. was perfectly cast as Tony Stark and John Favreau’s direction was nothing short of brilliant (who knew that the “serious clown” in Seinfeld would become such a big name Hollywood director?). Coming in to see Iron Man 2, I was a little dubious and fearful … Continue reading Iron Man 2 Loses Some of its Luster