If I had a photograph of you, it’s something to remind me, I wouldn’t spend my life just wishing

Some of you may have noticed the Canon banner on the right column of this blog and might have wondered what is it exactly doing there. I can now reveal thatCanon has sponsored and given me the EOS 500D camera in exchange for the banner, so a noticeable change in image quality should follow on this blog. I want to remind you I’m still learning how to use it after my precious G9 but based on the first touches, the 500D fills all my requirements, and has gotten me truly excited about photography. It also has the video option, so perhaps a video or two might be popping on here at some point, well, as soon as I get more guts…

My Canon 500D came with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lense but I’m thinking of upgrading into a bit more powerful one (faster, wider apertude, medium size tele), perhaps to the prime 50mm f/1.4 or 85mm f/1.8. If you guys can recommend me which one is better for full-body shots with smooth bokeh, I would appreciate it a lot!

Words can’t describe how excited I am about playing with this new toy, I’ill definitely take it everywhere I go. I’m also happy that I can finally put all the theory I’ve learned at the photo school into practice. With this camera things just turned up a notch here on Fashion Flux, and I couldn’t be more happy about it.

Thank you Canon, can’t wait for the improved results!

Canon EOS 500D

22 thoughts on “If I had a photograph of you, it’s something to remind me, I wouldn’t spend my life just wishing

  1. Meillä on Canon EOS 50D kamerassa ollut eniten käytössä 50mm f/1.8 -objektiivi (josta siis parempi versio tuo f/1.4 siis on), jolla on kyllä tullut varsin hyviä kuvia. Etenkin ns. taidekuvia sillä saa aikaiseksi, jolloin tarkaksi jää juuri se alue, johon tarkentaa ja muu blurraantuu kivasti. En tuohon 85 mm:seen osaa toisaalta sanoa mitään, koska siitä ei kokemusta ole, mutta tuo 50 mm objektiivi on kyllä ollut hintansa väärti, sen sanon. Esimerkkikuvia kys. objektiivilla löytyy esim osoitteesta (joskaan ei juurikaan potrettikuvista): http://www.flickr.com/photos/rose-on-the-wall/sets/72157622774962216/Onnea kameralla harjoittelemiseen!

  2. Wow you are so lucky, I need a new camera but can't afford one like this. I will be trying a normal Canon point and shoot camera, so hopefully things will be better picturewise soon.

  3. Make it easy and get a 24-70 2.8L ;)Im using a 50mm 1.8. Its cheap, and fun to shoot with. I think you should checkout the 1.8 before going after 1.4. I didnt think it was worth it. better to buy something cheap and then save so you can get a prime lens like the 24-70.Another fun lense I use is the 10-22 mm wide angle lense…that one is really fun to use, but maybe not so practical for taking pics of outfits =)

  4. I am so jealous, Canon should provide me with a small pocket size cam ;PP I hope you enjoy your new camera and the future lens, what ever it will be! ^^1.8 is much cheaper yes, but it's also more plastic-like, people have been saying it's not as sturdy or durable as the 1.4, which is built a bit better. Surely 1.8 is a very good choice aswell anyway, but for example I myself am not too optimistic on the saving for a prime lens part, so I just went for the 1.4 and take the most out of that one 😛 I refuse to feel bad about it 😉 I'm also enjoying the two extra aperture stops, allthough it's not a hugely huge difference 😛

  5. I would definitely pick the 50 mm for that purpose, considering the same optic myself. It is also delightfully compact.

  6. Oikeastaan kyllä yksi juttu, jota olen joutunut miettimään kun kuvaan itse omia asukuvia blogiin: laaja syväterävyysalue olisi itse asiassa aika ehdoton aikalaukaisulla kuvatessa. Mutta käsittääkseni tuo objektiivi on varsin monipuolinen, pienellä aukon koolla saa sitä syväterävyyttäkin.Etälaukaisijaankin pitäisi sijoittaa… …huoh… …sponsorit hoi 😀

  7. Ja vielä kuvaamisesta… …pähkin itsekin tämän lisäobjektiiviasian kanssa. Jos kuvaat välillä sisätiloissa niin tuo 50 mm voi olla hankala. Sehän vastaa näihin Canonin ns. crop-runkoihin kiinnitettynä itse asiassa 80 mm objektiivia normaalirungossa – eli zoomia on melko paljon –> kokovartalokuvaa varten pitää päästä melko kauas –> sisätiloissa seinät tulevat äkkiä vastaan. Puntaroin itse lähinnä 28 millisen ja 50 millisen välillä.

  8. i was deciding between EOS500D and SX-20 and i decided to go wtih the second one… half cheaper but it is the boooomb! 😀 what camera were you using before

  9. freudian:"so you can get a prime lens like the 24-70."24-70 is NOT a prime, it's a zoom lens.anna-maria:18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is plenty enough for your simple wardrobe/today's look-shots.You will have no use at all for large apertures such as 1.4, 1.8, 2.0, even 2.8 when doing those, since depth of field will be too shallow even from enough distance to fit in a whole person with 50 or 85mm lens in a 1.6x crop sensor.For you I'd recommend practising with the kit lens first and then consider 35mm prime if you're so inclined to have f/1.4 or 1.8.

  10. This is a dream come true for every blogger! Can't wait to see more details of your outfits.P.S. Hope you got some really exciting stuff from COS – I love their designs also 🙂

  11. ou wauauauauuu! Tommonen mullekin kiitos. Toisaalta taidan olla sitä tyyppiä, joka haluaa järkkärin siinä' toivossa, että sit yht äkkiä sen kameran myötä osaiski myös kuvata… -.- Hmmmm… Ehkä tyydyn kuitenki meiän perheen yhteisee pikkukameraa :Dxxx

  12. Anonymous:Right. I meant to say premium but thinking in camera terms it came out prime, which is as you said not correct since 24-70 most definitely is a zoom lens. A premium one =)

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