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Me and my Canon 5D

I was here first

A self portrait taken with my new (second hand) Canon 5D.

What can I say other than ‘Wow’. This is an amazing piece of equipment, and definitely a step up from my four year old Canon 350D. Although the previous owner had it for almost 2 years (1 year and 10 months), it’s in mint condition.

One of the ‘rules’ in photography is to invest in good optics. But now that the marked is packed with people upgrading to Canon 5D MkII, it’s the perfect time to get the hand on a used MkI for a reasonable price. In fact, for the price I paid for the 5D, I couldn’t even get a new 500D. Sure, the 500D has more mega pixel and full 1080p video. But I’m not interested in video, and the camera is to small for my hands. And that is also my biggest regret on buying the 350D in the first place, but it’s also the only one. Always buy a camera that fits your hand.

Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

Monday I’ve ordered a Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM lens at a norwegian webshop, and yesterday I picked it up at my local post office. Even though I haven’t tested it much, the results looks promising, and I’m looking forward testing it. For once it’s actually announced great weather this weekend.

I’ve did a few test shot with myself as a subject yesterday. But since my camera, a Canon 350D, has a cropping factor of 1.6, the 50mm equals a 80mm, and then it’s real hard to hold the camera and aim at oneself. The closes focusing distance is 0.45m, and of course I wantet to get more than just my nose in the picture.

Canon 50mm f/1.4 Test

Yes, that’s me.
I stopped shaving when my vacation started and.. well.. you can guess the rest.

I’ll try to publish some more photos on Flickr at the end of the weekend.