Archive for March, 2015
Those who know me know that I’m not so much into the whole “let’s create pictures that are as close as possible to the reality” ideology.. :)
For a few years now I’ve been relying on Pentax for my photographic urges. Until recently, my gear consisted of:
- a Pentax K20D DSLR (APS-C)
- 11-point AF system
- speed: 1/4000 s – 30 s, Bulb
- 3fps burst
- two kit lenses
- 18-55mm (f3.5-5.6)
- 50-200 (f4-5.6)
- a 50mm f1.4 lens
- a Metz flash (Mecablitz 5x AF-x — I ain’t sure and am way too lazy to go and check that out :p)
That gear served me pretty well considering that when I acquired it I had no experience whatsoever with photography.
Meanwhile I did progress a bit and there’s been quite a lot of evolution on the market. Once I started looking at the new DSLRs out there I couldn’t resist for very long..
So from now on, pictures that I’ll publish will most probably have been taken using my new gear:
- a Canon EOS 70D (still APS-C)
- 19-point AF system
- speed 1/8000 s – 30s, Bulb
- 7fps burst
- orientable live view screen
- Wi-Fi enabled & Android application allowing to control the DSLR, shoot & see pictures on the SD card
- a 18-35mm (Sigma) lens: DpReview
- no flash yet
So far, I’m really having a great time with this new gear. The EOS 70D is much more advanced & reactive than my (dear) old K20D.
The AF speed is incredible compared to what I was used to and the lens… I don’t even know where to start with the lens.. I just love it ;-)
Of course given its price it is to be expected but still, it’s not the kind of purchase that I’m keen to regret ^^.
Another thing that I love about the EOS 70D is the AI Focus mode combined with the burst mode; awesome for moving targets. I’m now able to get shots that I consistently missed with my old K20D.
I still have a few things on my photographic gear wish list but given the amount of cash that just went *poof* I think I’ll refrain for a while.. :)
- a new Metz flash for the Canon DSLR because it’s sooooo useful and so much better than the built-in one
- a few other lenses
- a wide-angle (e.g., 11-16)
- a zoom (e.g., 35-70)
- a super-zoom (e.g., 70-300)
- maybe a grip..
Once I have all that I’ll be (more) content.. but that can wait ;-)