I’ve added a new Photo Love heading to my sidebar where I can link to photoblogs I’m currently stalking.
I”m sure I come across as a “Mom with a Camera,” but actually, I’ve loved photography for as long as I can remember. I always toted around the Canon film camera my father gifted me eons ago — until it was stolen from a hotel room in Tel Aviv, that is. I was, to put it mildly, crushed. And it took me a bit of time and money to replace it with my current digital Canon Rebel XT.
Of late, I’ve been feeling a bit limited by my camera though and have spent countless hours researching and drooling over a new full frame Canon. It’s entirely too too ridiculously expensive, so it’s not going to come my away any time soon. So then I wondered if I could squirrel a bit of money away every month for a year to get my hands on this dreamy new lens. And yet, is it ridiculous to mount that baby on my little old XT?
Every once in a while, even with my mostly unwilling subject, I still manage to snap a few photos that I don’t entirely hate:
Settings for both:
50mm 1.8 II
ISO 1600 (because this is what it takes to a get a decent shot with natural light inside an apartment)
My unfortunate tendency to chop off body parts continues, grr. I love my 50 mm lens, but it may be too tight a fit for shooting indoors with my cropped-sensor camera. And Craig *hates* using this prime over a zoom. I don’t love even the expected amount of noise at that ISO, but I guess I can live with it here. Still, the eyes came out lovely all on their own without any post-processing, though I’m finding that I can only rely on the cross-type center AF sensor to get those results consistently.
Oh, I wonder, what else I could accomplish with a little better equipment?!