A New Journey

Back in December I decided to buy a digital SLR. I bought a 50D, took it to Mexico on a trip and took a bunch of pictures.

A few months and many lenses later, I decided I wanted to upgrade to a full-frame body, mostly for the low light performance and noiseless high ISO abilities.

While it seems like Nikon holds the advantage in the high-end SLR market these days, it wasn't that long ago that Canon was ahead. In deciding on Canon, and any SLR system for that matter, the lenses available and their quality is what really determines the longevity of the investment.

By far my favourite lens on a full-frame body (though still nice on crop, just a bit tight) is the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II. It's huge, heavy, and has a beautiful massive front element but produces images with bokeh that can't be matched! My flickr photostream has lots of images captured with this lens, most of which are shot wide open at f/1.2.

While the depth of field at 1.2 is extremely shallow, the results none the less are stunning:

Parro(t)-keh?

So, with two bodies and a decent collection of lenses, I'm looking forward to spending more time shooting and figuring out what works for me and what doesn't.


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