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Beautiful sky

August 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Finished work to find this gorgeous scene.

Canon meet Tank

May 8, 2008 Leave a comment

With only a 50mm lens, my shooting options were somewhat limited. Say, inside my apartment everything I wanted to shoot would be too close. I needed more options, and while there are lots of lenses, jeez they’re too expensive for my taste. After a little research, I set my eyes on a Tokina zoom lens. First, I contemplated one specifically made for digitals an f/2.8 16-50mm, but at over $600 I couldn’t go there. After a little searching on ebay, I came across the 28-70mm models that no longer made. After several bidding attempts, I was finally able to pick one up for a little over $200.

The Tokina 28-70mm F/2.6-2.8 is truly a tank of a lens. Its large lenses and all metal body construction, it’s quite a job to lug around. Still, buying a lens people say has the quality of a Canon “L” was what I was after. For $200 I think I got a good deal, it seems to be sharp and auto focus works pretty well. I have the feeling I’ll be using this lens for years to come.

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f/1.4

March 16, 2008 Leave a comment

Shooting in a dark bar, with no flash. Made possible by my Canon EF 50mm f/1.4. I’ve found that shooting portraits at 1.4 is not very good, the DoF is too shallow, so maybe only the person’s nose will be in focus.

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More DSLR fun!

March 16, 2008 Leave a comment

Cats are fun to shoot with my DSLR, they move around pretty quickly sometimes so getting decent shots is difficult (for me). Here’s Berkley:

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Shooting a DSLR

March 9, 2008 Leave a comment

I’ve had my 30D for a little over a week now, and it’s just an awesome experience. I’ve always been interested in photography, but never wanted to get into photography as a hobby due to cost. The cost of equipment is still high, but once purchased the equipment should last a while, especially the glass. What is nice is there is no more need to purchase film and develop pictures to see results. I can take all the crazy pictures I want, and not have to worry about cost.

Here’s one of my first test shots.

This photo was taken with my 50mm at 1/160 f/1.4 ISO400. I’ve been playing with aperture mostly, now I need to figure out how to set the shutter speed.

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DSLR’s

March 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Since my 50mm lens has yet to arrive, I borrowed a lens yesterday evening. Although I did not get to shoot anything exciting, I just have to say that shooting with a DSLR is so much different than using a¬†point and shoot, in a good way. I’m immediately seeing the bonus of increased camera control and the results are just amazing.

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