買っちゃった ～ I Bought It
Posted by meronpan on June 20, 2009
If you were wondering what I meant when I twittered, 「買っちゃった」 this is it ^^
Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on my previous post. Please don’t be offended if I didn’t follow your advice ^^;;
Hope I’m handling everything correctly and putting things on right… was too excited to spend an hour reading the insanely long manual ^^;;
Well, I did at least read the bits on attaching a lens. At any rate, very overwhelming.
So you can see I went with the 40D, and went right ahead with the 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.
For a general zoom I deviated from my original plan. Looked closer at reviews of the 17-85, compared more images… decided I might as well save some money and get the 18-55 kit lens. In the end the image quality was actually pretty similar between the two.
Figured I’ll start with the biggest bang for the buck for my zoom and then pursue higher grade glass later.
With the hood on the 100mm macro turns the camera into a beast! Can’t imagine what’s it’s like wielding longer telephoto lenses ^^;
And now I have a strange urge to go to a park and take pictures of flowers ^^;;
Fumbling around with the settings as best I could I took some test shots… specifically wanted to compare my sakura results.
Here’s a similar pic from the review:
For the review pics I believe I had my camera set to ‘vivid’ which influenced the colors as you can see. Lighting’s also different… I’ll have to do a true comparison under the exact same conditions.
The greatest thing I’ve already come to appreciate is the depth of field of the 100mm macro lens.
It’s insanely easy to get things to fall out of focus… none of these shots went wider than f/4. And with my old camera limited to f/8 it feels weird being able to stop down much further.
Not the best shot but I love how I can get in so close without having my camera <1cm away from the subject ^^;; Can you guess whose leg that is? Err well, you probably have the answer below already on your screen, huh ^^;
Above was shot at f/13 in an attempt to keep her hair in focus.
Back at f/5.6.
Went through my collection using the built in flash to see how things would turn out hand held.
Lighting’s not the best, but great to have the background melt away.
Need to pick someone to review next ^^;
It was a random gift ^^;;
So much to learn/try out/discover! Hope to get some review pics out in the near future. Woo hoo!! This camera is soooo sexay ^__^
p.s. Thanks again for the well wishes for the 1 year milestone. And actually I’ve just passed 100k for real! ^^