Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My first L lens

After shooting with my Canon 100mm macro lens, I almost stopped using my 28-135 IS. The sharpness of 28-135macro is not at all comparable with the 100mm macro!!!

So I thought of upgrading my 28-135. I started my research and finaly ended up buying a new lens. Its the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM!!!

Yes.. Now I am a proud owner of a canon famed "L" lens.

The options I had for a general purpose lens were 

1. Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM (outdoor) + EF 50mm f/1.4 USM (indoor)
2. EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM 
3. EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM 

The decision was very hard to make - I would say one of the toughest 'photography' decisions I have made ever :D..

I have read so many reviews, which if I would have spent on my certification materials, I would have scored 200% :-)... Something I learned - (Don't read lot of reviews... You will end up shedding money.) :D

My new lens on my 40D.

--- Factors I considered --- 

1. Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM (outdoor) 

+  -> Color/Contrast, L, Build, Sharpness.

-  -> Less zoom range (40mm only), No IS, Low light (Am getting another lens for low light.. oh not now!!!)

2. EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM 

+ ->  zoom range, IS!!!, f/2.8, Sharp

- -> DUST!!!!, Not tt great colors, Very exp and not an L, EF-S.

3. EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM 

+ -> Dream Lens!, L , Build, Sharpness, Zoom Range, IS

- -> Price, 24 is not wide enough & there aren't much wide options.

Monday, December 8, 2008


This is my new orchid.

Topics - Bokeh & Composition. 

With my new lens :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Gimp experiments - 'Bud'dies

My first experiment with Gimp.

Selective coloring technique.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Crochet shots..

Crochet equipments are good subjects.. They are colorful and good looking.

From my spouse's crochet kit...

My first macro...

This is my first macro shot with my Canon 100mm.

Exif : f/2.8, Exp 1/60, ISO 640

Finally.. my new lens

Finally I got my second lens.

But its not a wide angle lens! Its a macro - Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM.