just popping in to say hi…

(above: Bigsby is posing for the new lens test.)

Well hello!
I do believe it’s been a while since I last posted. There’s a lot to write, but for now I just had to share that I FINALLY got my new lens yesterday. (My camera looks sexy with it, don’t ya think?) It’s a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 II USM. When doing wedding photography, I found that I use a wide angle quite a bit. For the last year I’ve been borrowing a Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 from a friend (who lives in North Van, so it can be a bit of a drive when I need it…and when he needs it and I need it at the same time…well…I’m in trouble). I’m so glad that I don’t have to borrow anymore (well, at least not a wide anyway ;) I considered the (much less expensive) Canon EF-S mounted 10-22, but I do plan on buying a full frame camera* in the next two years so I felt it was important to invest in a nice wide now.

*For those of you who don’t know about Canon and their mounts, here’s the readers digest overview:
EF-S Mounted lenses are a step below EF (generally speaking) They work on Crop Sensor cameras. (Canon cameras up to the 7D are crop sensor, after that they are full frame) They do NOT work on full frame cameras. If you have a Canon 5D, you can’t use an EF-S lens.
EF mounted lenses are the standard lens and work on both crop sensor and full frame cameras. Full frame cameras are in the professional range (my camera body is considered pro-sumer) If I plan on buying a full frame camera eventually, it’s important that I invest my money in lenses that can be used on that body as well.
I’m sure some camera expert will come and tell me I missed something important…but this is the gist of it.
So there. That’s camera mounts in a nutshell.

Oh…and another thing…
My old iPhone was in the fritz (crashing, not charging, being stupidly slow). I went into Rogers, and what do ya know? My contract was up, so I was able to upgrade to the iPhone 4. I feel so cool now. Well, at least until the 5 comes out. ;)

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