My Canon EOS 450D arrived yesterday. I'd taken a bit of online advice and picked up an EF 50 1.8 II lens for it, as I've discovered with my little snappy Panasonic that I like shooting in ambient light.
I did a 16mm film-making course a few years back, so I understood much of the theory of the mechanics of taking a photograph (despite the movie camera limitation of only having one shutter speed) - but I hadn't realised just how liberating it would be to finally get hooked up to the controls of a proper camera. It's something I've been meaning to do for years, but I thought as we're about to embark on our Big Adventure to the other side of the world now might be the time to get some kit to record some of it.
So how did I get on? Well, mixed results I think. Of course beyond figuring out how to put the thing together I DIDN'T READ THE MANUAL. I will. Eventually. So initially I couldn't figure out how to change the aperture or disable the flash, so I was stuck at f/5.6. There was nobody else home, so I took some pictures around the flat...
(For some reason I immediately switched to black and white.)( Go on, go on, go on...Collapse )