It’s been a little too long since I provided an update as I have been busy playing with some new toys, namely a 2nd hand Canon 17-40 f/4 L Lens I picked up a few weeks ago and a new Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens that I got a great deal on in John Gunn’s.
I decided after some serious consideration, soul searching and wallet checking to move to Full Frame and have the new Canon 5D Mark II on order with Image Supply Systems. To round out my new gear collection I have also decided on the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS.
So by mid next week (hopefully) my kit list will look as follows
I still need to round this out now with filters, a new polariser and a new adapter for my Lee Filter set but that will have to wait for another pay day.
So anyway here are a few shots from some recent outings, all taken with the new lenses.
Dog and Child
This image was taken on Sunday 1st Feb with the 100mm Macro. I am typically not a big fan of Street Photography, only really trying it once before, but members of my Photography group really wanted to visit the horse markets in Smithfield so I tagged along. Although the lens was a little too long on the 40D (160mm) I decided to use the Prime so I could concentrate on what was a very busy market and well I wanted to play with my new toy.
Spring : Against All Odds
Fuelled on by the quality of the results produced from the 100mm on my first trip I decided go for a work during a lunch break at work and take the camera out with me. Taken on Friday 6th Feb I really wanted to test the lens quality at a macro level. For me this shot (not currently for sale) proves what everyone was praised about this lens. The shot is handheld and incredibly sharp. When I viewed this at 100% on my mac my jaw dropped.
The End of Another Day
First image from my 17-40 again this was an eye-opening experience in terms of the gap between entry level lens and their professional counterparts. This is also the first image where I am using hyperfocal distance. As I still don’t have my Lee Adaptor this is a blend of 2 images (1x 2 stops underexposed for the sky and 1x 2 stops over-exposed for the foreground)