Summer in the city
Canon EOS 5D (oldy but goldy ;) )
The Canon EOS SL1 (100D) “teached” me what I really liked about using a camera. After trying lots of different cameras, from micro 4/3 to APS-C, from DSLRs to Mirrorless Systems, going full frame DSLR was the only logical step and since its second hand, it was not even expensive though (in relation to the world of big camera gear..).
Replaced the Canon EOS M with the Canon SL1 (100D). It was great to have a viewfinder back, not to speak of the fast autofocus. I took it with me on a trip do Danmark right away. I had incredible fun, even with “just” the kit lens (18-55mm STM)
It’s a great little DSLR. The funny thing is though, after I came from the tiny EOS M, it actually made me want to hold even more in my hand for shooting, since the grip felt not too comfortable.
The Garden: These pictures where the last photographs I took with the mirror less camera. I missed the handling and feel of a DSLR..
Munich trip with Canon EOS M(irrorless)
Who is gonna bring a DSLR to a night club? Only the club photographer…
But what about a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera? Here we go!
In my case: Canon EOS M + 22mm f/2
When ever somebody would ask me about the ideal all around Camera Lens combination - I think my answer always will be a body like the Canon EOS 600d (t3i) with something like the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8. Back than I got both used for a good price.
Actually my search for the right gear could (should - from todays point of view..) have ended here, but unfortunately it didn’t. The all around talents of that combination didn’t satisfy me because of one but big thing. The Size…
Happy Labrador Retriever playing at Blavand Beach, Danmark.
I found the Canon 40d in combination with the 70-200mm 4l to perfect for this job. The cameras 6,5 pictures per second made it a lot easier to capture the right Moment. Slow shutter speed guaranteed sharp action shoots - image stabilization was not needed here.
It’s time to get back to blog topic..
On the search for the right camera tool for me I add the Canon Powershot G1X to the big and heavy Canon EOS 40d. The Problem with the G1X was: it was still to big and chunky and because of its slow operations not really a joy to use.
So this is one of the rare pictures I took with the G1X before I sold the biggest compact camera I’ve ever owned.