November 25, 2012

85MM f1.4 LENS

Needed to upgrade my lens from entry level to something more sophisticated or should i say more professional. It was least expected that I actually spent one full saturday at the camera shop choosing between Nikon D7000 and Canon D60. My objective was clear before I stepped in. Not soon after my friend (who is also the good salesman) showed me the different options. Since I was already a Nikon user, it was obviously wiser to continue with Nikon as I could still integrate it with my existing 35mm & 50mm lens. If I had to choose Canon, I had to purchase all of the other lens all over again. For a moment, it felt like I was put in the same scenario deciding between an iphone & android. You cannot imagine what was going through my head. 
Ultimately, I wanted lens that can achieve more depth and blurness in full length shots. Both brands were able to offer that. And now you know what I end up with. Though one part of me still wants the Canon D60 body kit with 85mm f1.2 lens. Well, maybe someday.
Here's a quick snap of unwrapping the lens I eventually decided on.

142 comments:

inkarlcerating said...

nowadays, finding a good lens is as vital as finding a good bag/shoes.. love u.. yer like BOMPARK #2NE1. amazing

C.A.R. said...

Cool stuff!

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The Simply Kelly said...

u look so cool !!!!
looking for a good lens or camera is really not easy !!!

Shikha Yadav said...

i <3 u'r pants they r all amazing :)
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LeNerd said...

LOVE U
u killed me with this outfit

so good it hurts babe

gigantic lover from PERU! Ahah

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Catarina said...

Love your outfit so much aww! <3 xx

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Sara said...

In love with those sunnies

Daniella said...

OMG this look!!!! Love the combination, amazing! Cool pictures to :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

Maiken said...

but congrats then! ;) I know how hard it is to find a proper new lens for your camera. the one that is good enough. I remember it was so tough to get a macro lens for my camera but now I'm really happy with it.
oh and I love your military print sweater a lot! looking great, dear!

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi – part of me

Absolutely Mrs. K said...

i am a nikon user too and we have the same camera! i know what you want and i think you have choses the right lens! gorgeous effect

ressu/sini said...

wonderful! color of your hair is amazing! :-)

Pakize Kapan said...

love love love the pants, great look, your hair is amazing sweetie !

kisses Pakize (Keke)

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Milex said...

I am obsessed

chocolatefashioncoffee said...

love the sweater :)




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Vienna Wedekind said...

uuuh, have fun with your new babe! I’m lusting for a Canon 5D..

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katya said...

nice sweater!

Kiiiim said...

!!!!!!!

Your posts never ceases to amaze me! AWESOME outfit! Who takes your pictures?

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criscrascrus said...

great lens!! If you was a nikon user, it was better continue with it, at the end, the camera's brand (canon or nikon) is the least!

Joanna´s Secret said...

Amazing look!<3
I love it!

Kisses:*

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moiminnie said...

I think this does a pretty great job! And it's wiser since you're already a Nikon user. And gotta say it again, your hair is amazing! www.moiminnie.blogspot.com xx

Georgi said...

These are great shots :) FAB camera choice.

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Well... said...

Amazing mix of prints - I love those striped pants!

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Danie said...

Your photos with the new lens look great. I love your striped pants!

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Stylish By Nature said...

Love this look from top to toe :) Kisses

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Gigi, street style said...

A good lens is definitely one of the key for great pictures. Yours are awesome and I love the combo camo plus stripes.

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Antonella C'est moi said...

cool stuff kisses

coco said...

I like shoes very much !

Mary Kapsi said...

Wow what a style honey!
Love your blog!

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Feel the beat said...

Nice post and blog !
Let's follow each other

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{Dust and Swallow} said...

What a great look! =) I really, really love your hair!

Anika Tomislavova said...

Wow, you stylish girl?
How are you? How's life in Singapore?

Now you remind me on my stripe trousers! Totally forgot them! And this army sweater is so so awesome!

Glad that you chosen right lens, photos look very good.

xoxo
Anika

Erika.Madrid Fashion said...

wow!! I love your love, amazing pics :)

xx

Sofia said...

Great look!

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livlovelaugh said...

omg i love your hair..and also your blog!

-liv
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Jessica said...

super stand out outfit!!

Jessica
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Joana said...

Which camera do you use? If you have Nikon (like the last photo suggests), it made no sense to buy a Canon lens. Love your hair and look here :)

❤♧Habanero♧❤ said...

woow fantastic!
I Love Nikon!!!!♧❤

Marika said...

Great outfit my love!!

Surbhi Suri said...

I am a Nikon user too, and can understand the shifting part, but still am gonna give a thought of buying canon some day, same felling as urs !
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yonosoyunaitgirl said...

Great look! I love your sweater! XX

Coquelicot said...

Wowww love your outfit!! Such a great combo!
Thanks so much for your comment
I really like your blog and I'm following you now :)
Xoxo
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Francois said...

WOW *___* Your pictures are like so professional as you said :O It's incredible! The depth + blurness effect is amazing! And so is your outfit! Love everything about it, suits you perfectly :) And yeah I guess a duck for winter could sound confusing haha :P

Paula Bellamy said...

thank you for your nice cmmt (:
your look is really nice and i love your shoes !

B. said...

Very inspiring!
xx

Hanna & Christel said...

your outfit is so fabulous! you have a great style, we follow you now!

<3

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Y además sombreros said...

Ese jersey me encanta.
Un besazo.

Aleksandra said...

I need new camera :) mine is to big :(
LOVE your hair & sunnies !

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Little Rus said...

Love the outfit very much. x

Alex said...

How much I love your haircolour!!

Would be lovely if you visit me too,
Alex

BackOfTheOne said...

queen you look amazing!!
i miss you so so much
thanks for the email :D i got happy
I need you so so much as u know.
love your legs you look so skinny :P
new lens woooooo super high quality photos soon lol
nice military sweater my doll
have a nice day and week.

Borjana said...

Looking chic as always,love!;-)
xx
B.
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Francesca Giusti said...

love this pants and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
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Marika said...

Great camera!!!

Aleksandra B. said...

Love your outfit so much:)

Krystyna said...

Your posts never ceases to amaze me!

Tie Bow-tie said...

Adorable post, you look so great! New goodies are super!
kisses)

Ola said...

wow love yout look;)

Sveva said...

your hair are so pink, love them!
amazing look!

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Coreena said...

Love your blog! I'm following it now :D
And your hair is just amazing (:

xx

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JustJaslin said...

Wow the lens must have cost a bomb. But the results are so nice with the low aperture setting. Mine only goes down to 4.5 for the moment. Hoping to upgrade too! Btw, you look great in the photos, love the stripey pants!

♡ Jaslin from http://justjaslin.blogspot.sg/

Sootjeelina said...

Your glasses are so cool. And your hair-colour looks amazing too, I love the ombre!

xoxo Sootjeelina

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first love your header, simple and perfect
you´re showing such a different and individual place dear

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Admirably Pretty said...

Congrats on the new lens, looks really professional! And thank you for your kind wishes, you're too sweet! :)

Love the outfit, it's perfect, risky combo but it looks great. I love your hair as well, such a pretty colour! <3

XO, Imke

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Rhea Dillon said...

Love these shots, and I own a Nikon as well and really wanted a new lens for shooting more street style shots that are clearer and give the ability of a blurry background like yours, time to hunt for the right lens!

xx

Rasz said...

you look amazing cool outfit :)

The Chic Sheet said...

This camera was a great choice ;)Your pics look amazing,


XX,
Miranda

Pauline said...

I love your hair it rocks!

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melissa said...

I am saving up for a new camera/lenses, god knows I needed, the photos looks so sharp in here. Ahmazing

Anthea Lau said...

your hair colour is so sick and this is such an awesome outfit! cool pants!
A
xx
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June said...

Your hair is looking so fab Melissa!
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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Omg I love your hair! Love these shots as well! x

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Isabel said...

thank you so much for your comment.
your style is pure inspiration.

Sofie said...

Oh my. had just the same experience when buying myself a SLR camera one year ago. Now I'm up for a new lens too... Do you like this one?

Eline said...

you're looking so awesome! In love with your trousers!

Jenny said...

omg you look awesome! love your hair :D

X Jenny
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mademoiselle mode said...

I love your shoes, pants, top and hair !!
You are perfect

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Laura ♦ said...

Hey, thanks a lot!
I'm glad that you visted my blog.
Your blog really cool and I love your hair.

xx

Catarina said...

thanks :) love your outfit so much! amazing as always! xx

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Caro * said...

Fabulous style, I love your sweater :)

smizlicazaza said...

fantastic outfit and love your hair :)

<3

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L I L L E said...

you look amazing !!!!

Nicola @ The Sequin Cinderella said...

I just love your jumper x

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Kirtana John said...

Lovely outfit...love your trousers.
Keep rocking. Like always! :*

Cafe Fashionista said...

I LOVE the way you mixed prints here - so awesome! :)

Selene said...

thank you for the comment!
i've just bought those shoes! <3
love it

Staci (LeatherandLeops) said...

great look. loving the pink hair!

i just started following you :)

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Christine Yun said...

Girl your style is amazing. Love your sunglasses too.

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Kinga Więcek said...

Wow amazing!!

Marta Carpio said...

Thank you for your comment!Your blog is amazing!I follow you!XoXo from http://a-little-look-to-my-looks.blogspot.com.es/

Dyah Paramita Saraswati said...

cute pants! :)

Arisa Mameda said...

Thank you for your lovely comment!
Your blog is amazing! I love it! :)
Why don't we follow each other? :D

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sonia de macedo said...

Congrats on the new upgrade! Your photos look beautiful and can not wait to see more of what you'll produce with this new toy!

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Bel said...

Hi!
Thanks for the birthday wishes :)
I love your style! You're awesome!
Camera wise I'm a Sony user. Just got a NEX (I like sony because of all the cool gadgets^^) I did hesitate on a Canon though.. Looks like you got a good lens!
Have a great weekend!
x
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Andudei Hardyanta said...

I really love tour new fabulous pink hair Issa,
I adore the whole of your outfit, especially that army sweater, is great!!

magda6915 said...

you look amazing!!

Katie Frank said...

yay you are the best <3 just look at you, you are so unique, love your blog :)
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Diana (double-ganger) said...

I do not know where to start: I like everything! hair color, striped trousers, a sweater. And love the camera!

Lily said...

love the mix of patterns!

Lada said...

I love your hair!

Jasmin Mazarine De Waele said...

gosh love your hair
/ adore your outfit
xoxo
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Carmen said...

very nice pictures dear!
Lets follow eachother :-)
Leave a comment on my blog and I will follow you back <3

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Clara Campelo said...

waw! amazing look.
I love your sunnies!
xxx

Ileana said...

Love the sweater....and the lense!
xoxo

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It's Trendy Enough said...

nice pant!

Kei said...

so jealous of your new lens!! camera lens are soo expensive...I really need to save up to upgrade mine.
thank you for stopping by my blog :) I'm so glad you did because now I found yours! definitely following your blog!

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M said...

SICK camera!!!!!
xx.M
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ZxM Style-Squared said...

you killed it here girl!!!!!!!totally killed it!!!!!!love everything about this!!!!

Courtney Starr said...

Love this look! From the fun hair, to the classic print!

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Anis Syazwani said...

you look so gorgeous!
I'm in love with your blog <3

lizchewy said...

The photos in this post look really good. Looks like you made an excellent choice ^-^ I adore your sweater!!!!

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regina stacia abigail said...

I feel you. I know its hard to choose something. i had same situation with you back then!
Anyway, i love your pinkish hair, so great and gorjuz! The way you combine your stripped pants and army top is also great! new things for me tho':)
thank you for your comment on my blog:)

Eni Rossidou said...

you rock dear! I love everything here...once again!
:-)

xxx Ros.e.

Jenny said...

omg you look amazing!

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Ribambelle said...

Amazing Outfit.
Looooooooove your Hair :)

Chloë said...

Amazing pictures! I love your outfit!
Thank you for the nice comment on my blog!

Rebeka said...

Amazing hair colour!!

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Sharmili said...

congrats on the new equipment! love the sweater
xx mili

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S A R A H. said...

cool outfit. i gotta say, still loving that necklace.
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Eliza Pellicone said...

amazing style! ;)
I like your blog,would You like to follow each other ? just let me know dear :)XO MP

Carolyna said...

so original and unique :-) great hon

LOLA FINN said...

Hey :)
first af all I want to tell you that your style is just amazing!!! Very intersting and stylish blog, dear!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!
xoxo Lola

Angelops said...

Add to watach my dear :)

Love :*

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Margaret Cruzemark said...

I just love your look honey. You look amazing on each and every pic!!
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katya said...

i love the sweater!!!

Hanna & Christel said...

Omg love your hair!
And your outfit!

<3

Giusy Manzella said...

Original look! Well done!

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manu campayo said...

me gusta todo...el color de pelo,las gafas,el pantalon....los zapatos...tu

Fashion Stirred said...

LOveeee ur pants :) lovely pics!
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Katies said...

Love your hair:)

URBAN BEINGS said...

your hair - amazing!

Viv said...

Love the hair!! You pull it off extremely well :)

And hope you like the lens.. the lens is so important on a camera.. it makes such a huge difference in your photos!


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Anonymous said...

love the shoes! And you have a great hair! =)

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Angelops said...

Where new post dear?
Waiting :)

Kisses: *

BabyCatFace said...

Nice shots you will take now.
Love the look and your New hair.

Cat kisses sweetie!

May Loh said...

You are just so tech savvy sweety! Loving the new header image of your blog! Hope you have been well...have a fabulous weekend!
May xx
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Ria said...

Great photos and wonderful lens choice. Your photos look amazing and I love the outfit.

hiPop said...

1.4 really does wonders for the DOF!

love how you masterfully mixed prints!

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Yulia Sidorenko said...

love the outfit!!!
kisses

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Francois said...

Yes I'm thinking about buying a new lens! But I have a Canon camera :) The EOS 400D. Thinkin about buying the 18-200 lens, my cousin told me it was great :) She's a professionnal photographer so I trust her haha :D

THE DIVINITUS said...

I'm glad you posted that, because I'm going thru similar process of upgrading my Nikon body. I think the results are as good as needed.