Archive for March, 2015

Building

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
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Cathedral

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
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Penny

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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Serious

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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Brother & Sister

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

2015-02-28 - Mel et CB.jpg


Throwing cards

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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Genuine smile

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

2015-02-28 - Guillaume in action.jpg


Unfriendly Portrait

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

2015-02-28 - Desaturated Bebert.jpg

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.. :)


Switching gear

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

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)
    • 14.6MP
    • 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)
    • 20.2MP
    • 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 ;-)


Urban wasteland

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

The last time I went to Brussels with my car (which is pretty rare all things considered), I expectedly ended up stuck in the traffic. I was right next to this and couldn’t miss the opportunity to take my new DSLR out :)
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