After what seemed like days and days of rushing to get custom orders filled I decided to use some Paypal money to get a little treat that I have been eyeing for nearly a year. My brand new, cute, lightweight wonder lens came in the mail last week. It is a 50mm fixed lens, which means it doesn't zoom, you have to use your feet to do the zooming. Why would I get this tiny gem? Ummmm..... look above. Lucy is standing in front of our amazing, yet ugly jacuzzi. Halley is in the side yard full of random gardening tools, patio furniture in need of a spraying and assorted debris. Can you tell? Not really. The "nifty fifty" has very small depth of field that blurs the background of your subject. Your photograph instantly highlights just your subject in a new and interesting way. I am still playing around with it. The girls aren't always the most obliging models, but thanks to my 2 gig card I will keep snapping away. I have found the blurring is lost when the flash is used, so it is not great for night shots, and the subject needs quite a bit of light on their face for the full effect. Off to snap about a thousand more, hoping to keep one or two.