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A Christmas present - my new lens

Just a short post today as I'm still away at my parents' enjoying mulled wine, movies by the fire, new slippers, dog walks along the beach and long lie-ins.  Amidst all of that, and the fact that I'm feeling so relaxed I can barely remember what day it is, I'm afraid blogging has taken a bit of a back seat.  I am unashamedly prioritising some much needed R 'n' R.

But I thought I would share a little bit of testing I've been doing with the Christmas present from my parents, the Canon 40mm pancake lens.  I've been nosing around my parents' house for little details to capture with it, and I am absolutely head over heels for the dreamy blurriness.  Their house is a treasure trove of little vintage finds and cosiness and I'll loved capturing the things that catch my eye.

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Knives and forks Hyacinth Fairy light Candles Flowers Lilies Cocktails Bottle Croissants Eiderdowns Garland

I usually edit my photos before I post them but in the interests of a quick post, and the lack of Photoshop, these are straight from the camera.  I hope you like them - it really is such a fun lens to play with.  I took it to the beach with me this morning but I'll save those photos for another day.

Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas period and making the most of putting your feet up and slowing down for a while.

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25 comments

  1. These look great! You've caught the details beautifully. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you do with this lens.

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  2. Love the photos you've taken - so dreamy. It's a lovely little lens, isn't it? Glad you're having fun with it! Looking forward to seeing your photos from the beach :) Sounds like you're having a lovely relaxing time at your parents' - teeny bit jealous as I'm back at work tomorrow! xx

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  3. I got this lens for Christmas from my parents too! I absolutely love it :) My last post has a few snaps I took with the lens on
    Rosie x

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  4. These are great photos. I've seen a few people rave about the pancake lens! I think I may have to put it on my list for next year! I'm till getting to grips with the 'nifty fifty' at the moment!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  5. Beautiful photographs! x

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  6. Oooh that's lush! I want one! How does it look for portraits?
    x
    http://www.daniellesdiscerningeye.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I just stumbled upon your blog and it's beautiful! lovely photos :)

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  8. Wow. That lens works like a dream! My mom has been getting me camera stuff for the past three years for xmas and birthdays. I love it. Also those photos look amazing unedited.

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  9. Wow. That lens works like a dream! My mom has been getting me camera stuff for the past three years for xmas and birthdays. I love it. Also those photos look amazing unedited.

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  10. I think the photos turned our great, especially seeing as they are straight from the camera. Can't wait to see the ones you have captured from the beach! x

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  11. These are such beautiful photos, I can't wait to see more shots with this lens!

    Maria xxx

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  12. Photos are great, I love that kind of photos when focus is perfect in meaning that lens is focused on one detail and the rest is blurry. :) Please do a post about how to take great photos,I'm having problems with the lighting because of winter and not shaking camera no matter how much I try, it's always shaky and photos turn blurry. :/ ❇♥ Blog written by two friends: http://teenagewastelandbyhd.blogspot.com/ ♥❇

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  13. Wowza, tempted to get one for my birthday! Beautiful snaps.

    Tara xo

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  14. What gorgeous pictures Rosie!! Hope you're having a really lovely Christmas, definitely make the most of the RnR!! xx
    The Cup and Saucer

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  15. Sounds like a perfect break! And you really don't even need to edit those photos, they're beautiful as they are, the lens clearly works great.

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  16. I've been thinking about getting a 40mm lens for my camera. These photos are gorgeous!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  17. wow your photo's are amazing!
    Abigail
    notjustacurl.blogspot.com

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  19. That looks lovely and some great shots you took with the lens!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  20. Thanks for the useful information. Great blog.


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  21. These are amazing photos! Especially the ones with the bubbly ;) xo

    amberluiselove.blogspot.com

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  22. These shots are wonderful Rosie, I think a pancake lens is an absolute staple for life photography, and I have got a new one on order myself for my new camera, so excited for it to arrive :D xx

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  23. Looking forward to more posts on that lens - I've been trying to decide wether to plump for a 50mm or 40mm one myself x

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  24. Happy New Year!
    This lens looks stunning, I have the 50mm one coming soon as I purchased a new camera and there were some nice bundles on offer, I hope it is nice :)
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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  25. These are brilliant...look forward to seeing more!

    Katie x
    http://www.missenchanting.co.uk/

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