After years of drooling over this or that digital camera (SLR) I FINALLY have one of my own. Better yet, it was a present!!!!
I’ve had the camera for just shy of a month and have carried it with me (to the chagrin of some J) everywhere, every day with only a few exceptions. In that time I’ve shot over 1600 pictures for about 8GB of data. Phew, that’s insane! I’m going to have to score some more hard drive space.
I don’t know where to stop talking about this thing but it’s just been wonderful to have. I’ve already forgotten that I own a 35mm. But of course after years of faithful support I’m sure my antique deserves a quite retirement.
The only bad thing I’ve encountered during the past month is that my favorite image stabilizer lens is broken, auto focus has gone on vacation. L I have to send it back to Canon to get it fixed. Of course I had to pull out another lens from the bag. I’ve been using my 50mm f/1.4 fixed lens because it’s much less conspicuous than my 100-400mm lens. Let me tell you something….this was some expensive glass when I got it several years ago (well, it probably still is). The only problem with it was that it sat in my camera bag. I could probably count how many times I used it on my two hands.
Now that I’ve been using the lens heavily for the past thirty days I don’t know if I’m going to use the 28-135 as much any more. The pictures that this camera/lens combo have been taking make me almost look like I know what I’m doing. Portraits have been absolutely stunning. They’ve come out so nice that people who generally don’t like their picture taken are posing for the camera. Absolutely fantastic!
I guess this officially starts my “digital photography” blog so if there’s topics you’d like to see let me know.