Today was an important day for me as I have just bought a new Canon 60D. I was originally going to buy a 7D but as money got in the way and time I decided a 60D was the best choice. But all is not lost with this camera for I have some good points.
Firstly is that the 60D and 7D share the same sensor at 18MP.
Secondly the 60D has a flip out screen which is great for videos!
Thirdly the 60D was cheaper by nearly £200! ($334.90)
So all in all, hope is not lost but become stronger. Can’t wait to receive the 60D and get doing what I love the most. Photography.
Back when I started doing photography (all be it only two years ago but still) I didn’t have lots of money for a camera, lens, bag and the rest… But I got what I could afford at the time. And when I look back on the stuff I have bought and used, I often think that those things were the best bits of money I’ve ever spent.
Those things taught me a lot about photography and how to use them to there full potential. It also gave me an understanding about being grateful for having the proper equipment and the money to afford that equipment too.
The best things for beginners is stuff like welding glass for ND filters, some string on the neck strap mounting points and standing on it for extra stability, using simple coloured plastic to add effect to some photos. And the possibilities are endless.
All in all, the best things you learn about photography are the things you can do with a little.
Canon has launched two brand new lenses for their EOS range. The first one being a 16-35mm L lens. And the other one being a 10-18mm.
The L lens is rumoured to be the one that replaces the awesome predecessor 17-40mm L. Coming in at around $1200. Hopefully this lens will correct the issues that were on the 17-40mm like distortion and lens flare. But with all wide angle lenses, distortion comes with them. It can’t be helped really but it’ll be amazing if they can do it! This lens was designed with full frame sensors in mind.
And on the other end of the scale we have the 10-18mm. This lens is rumoured to be replacing the 10-22mm lens which is expensive. At around $300 that incredible for such a wide angle lens! But this lens is designed for crop framed sensors and for more the people on a budget most probably.
Now I don’t know about anyone else but it sure helps to have a fast, reliable computer/laptop/tablet or whatever you use. I’ve been using an old Dell Latitude D430 for a few years now because I got given it for free and I don’t have any money for a new one. This particular laptop is how should I put it…… Shit!
In fairness to the laptop, its intentional purpose was not to be editing photos or videos or to run fast at all with god awful vista.
The point I’m trying to make is that if you have a good laptop then it helps. The screen is sharper, colours are more accurate and the reliability is much greater. Importing photos can be a lot quicker, photoshop (or anything else you use) is much faster. Less time troubleshooting and more time producing top quality work!
So today I was at a small rugby event and there was presentations and stuff. Some photographers came to take some group photos of the teams and one big group photo.
So the first photographer pulls out a Canon 5D Mark 3 with about 4 L lenses and a flash on the bracket.
The second photographer pulls out a Canon 7D with two L lenses. And didn’t take any photos.
And the third photographer was just stood there holding his Canon 5D mark 2.
Yes the day has come to of which I have sold my Canon 50D. Selling the 50D was a hard choice for me as it was the only thing I’ve ever truly worked for in my life. I spent months just earning £20 a week to try and save up for it, now it has gone.
But good news! The reason I sold the 50D was so that I can buy a 7D! Yes little old me will be doing some filming with it and it means that I’ll be able to make my own videos too. Which means more videos on a regular basis and more topics, tutorials, tips and hints or just questions to be answered.
So stay tuned for more stuff in the future!