Last weekend, when mom and I went down to see PW, we also stopped by Houston Camera Exchange. I was hoping they'd have a C-Lux 3 in store for her to play around with, but they didn't. She ended up getting a Nikon Coolpix, her very first digital camera! While she was looking at those, I asked the Nikon rep if I could play with some of the lenses that were out on display. She put the 50mm f/1.4 AF-S lens on my D40 and I just about died. I was wearing a scarf/shawl I'd just finished, so I put it on the counter to play around:
Look at that depth of field! Wowza! Do want, very badly.
Also, just for kicks, I did the auto-lighten in Picasa on that pic:
I think it blows out the colors a bit, but shows off the texture more nicely. What do you think?