My blogging void (in anticipation of a new camera!)

I haven’t taken a lot of photos recently. Two weeks ago I photographed my first wedding – exhausting, slightly scary, but a whole lot of fun – and have vehemently been going through them all trying to make them perfect (which I have realised is essentially impossible, seeing as my idea of perfect changes each time I look at them!).

But the main reason is… I’m getting a new camera! I’ve had my second hand Canon 5D a year now, and it is the first high(er) end DSLR I’ve bought. I totally love it.

However, it is showing its age. It’s a bit of a dinosaur in terms of technological advances. The focusing system can sometimes let me down, especially when trying to focus on something little, plain, or dark. And as I need to use my photos for A4 magazines at 300dpi, sometimes 12.7 megapixels just doesn’t always cut it – when I need to crop, that is!

So, on 1st October when I receive my next pay cheque it will retire :) Well, only partially. It will stay as my back-up.

In its place I am planning to get a 5D mark iii, mainly for the superior focusing system and ISO handling. I was thinking of the 5D mark ii, though…. and now, I’ve just found out that Canon have announced that the 6D will be out in December!

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/47528/canon-eos-6d-dslr-announced

Oh the choices!

I’d love to hear people’s opinions on the 5D range, and Mark ii vs mark iii :)

I can’t wait to give them a go and post up further thoughts and photos, especially with the autumn colours on their way… and in the meantime I’m letting my 5D age gracefully…

The one thing I get get to do was have a wander around Stowe landscape gardens, put Lightroom 4 through its paces and have a bit of fun with the clarity tool. I’ve always been a bit wary of it, and generally go for a more natural look with my photos, but used on the right things – especially highly textured things like wood and bricks, etc, and skies – it looks great.

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My blogging void (in anticipation of a new camera!)

I haven’t taken a lot of photos recently. Two weeks ago I photographed my first wedding – exhausting, slightly scary, but a whole lot of fun – and have vehemently been going through them all trying to make them perfect (which I have realised is essentially impossible, seeing as my idea of perfect changes each time I look at them!).

But the main reason is… I’m getting a new camera! I’ve had my second hand Canon 5D a year now, and it is the first high(er) end DSLR I’ve bought. I totally love it.

However, it is showing its age. It’s a bit of a dinosaur in terms of technological advances. The focusing system can sometimes let me down, especially when trying to focus on something little, plain, or dark. And as I need to use my photos for A4 magazines at 300dpi, sometimes 12.7 megapixels just doesn’t always cut it – when I need to crop, that is!

So, on 1st October when I receive my next pay cheque it will retire :) Well, only partially. It will stay as my back-up.

In its place I am planning to get a 5D mark iii, mainly for the superior focusing system and ISO handling. I was thinking of the 5D mark ii, though…. and now, I’ve just found out that Canon have announced that the 6D will be out in December!

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/47528/canon-eos-6d-dslr-announced

Oh the choices!

I’d love to hear people’s opinions on the 5D range, and Mark ii vs mark iii :)

I can’t wait to give them a go and post up further thoughts and photos, especially with the autumn colours on their way… and in the meantime I’m letting my 5D age gracefully…

The one thing I get get to do was have a wander around Stowe landscape gardens, put Lightroom 4 through its paces and have a bit of fun with the clarity tool. I’ve always been a bit wary of it, and generally go for a more natural look with my photos, but used on the right things – especially highly textured things like wood and bricks, etc, and skies – it looks great.

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