i also got a gorilapod!
so im going to post some photos i took warming up to the new lens, and the troubles i went through when shooting with it the first time!
this is the first shot i took of myself with f/1.8
and this is when i finally got it right!
FOCUS TIP: the main problem was focusing perfectly, i learned a trick about focusing though yesterday, if you take your camera to the spot where your standing and focus off your tripod and then put your camera back with your tripod and stand in that same spot again, then you have a perfect focus because it only matters about the distance you are away from the photo!
i used this tip today and the shots were nice and clear:
merry christmas everyone! i hope you had a great day with your families :)