Writer’s Workshop: Purchased for $500

My New Macro Lens

My New Macro Lens

If you were given $500  for only  one purchase how would you spend it ? I recently had the chance to personally experience this kind of buying experience when I went on a shopping spree.

I purchased an item which I had be deliberating on for a really long time.  Something that I had my eye on but wasn’t sure if I could afford it back then.
Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP AF/MF 1:1 Macro Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras for $500(SG$ 520) is what I decided on in the end. I had been looking through the various photography sites and magazines reading up the reviews on both Tamron and Canon lenses. The fixed focal lens from Canon (Marco 100) has discontinued support so the Tamron lens was a better buy and really value for money.

I’ve always loved taking photos of flowers and doing macro shots. With a macro lens it would certainly help me take better pictures and improve on my photography skills.

Purple Bloom

Purple Bloom

The blooms that I bought this week to try out the new lens on. I can see an immediate difference in the type of shot taken with the camera.

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

It is so much easier to take better food pictures with it too. Doesn’t the salad look extra juicy shot with the lens?

What would you have bought for $500?

Would you invest it on yourself or your kids?

 

 

Jenny Matlock Mama’s Losin’ It

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