First up, I want to apologize for being an absentee blogger. The wedding season is here and I'm feeling a little dizzy with excitement and awestruck at how busy we are. But, I haven't forgotten about my little camera blog, in fact, look for a couple of posts soon that I've been trying to get out.
I was inspired to write this afternoon because I ran down to my local camera store and bought a Canon 7D. As some of you know until now I've been using my Olympus E3 as the second camera at weddings behind my 5DmkII. It worked really well, but carrying two complete sets of lenses for cameras that won't share them was getting old and killing my back. So the plan now is for outdoor weddings where there is a threat of rain, we will have the Pentax and Olympus equipment with us at the ready if needed (stored away) and now we both shoot all Canon on a regular basis so we can share all our lenses and equipment. This will cut down on the size and weight of our gear bags which will make 12 hour wedding days much easier.
And this, now, pretty much makes Olympus my hobby camera. That's not a bad thing. You can do much worse for a fun camera than a robust E3. And I won't be wearing out my Canon's on birthday parties, photo walks, and random landscapes. Does this mean I'm now a Canon guy? Nope. You'll still hear me ramble on and on about Olympus I'm sure.
And why a crop sensor body? Well I have the 5DmkII and love the full frame, but when I'm carrying two cameras I actually really like having one crop and one full frame camera. My plan is to pretty much have my 135mm f2.0 live on the 7D and use anything wider on the 5D. Best of both worlds. By the way, the 7D is a much nicer camera to use than the 5D in every way except for the files I get out of the 5D which are amazing. If it didn't produce such nice images, I would have flogged the 5D long ago. It's a love/hate thing. Oh and I couldn't afford the 1DMkIV. I wanted it, but my Visa Card didn't.
|That's me goofing around at the Smug|
Last night we hosted our first Smug meeting. It was really fun, with about 20 photographers out for the first night. Hanging out with other like minded people is really enjoyable for me, really great stuff. I tried to tone down my inner camera nerd so as not to scare anyone away. Below you can see the time lapse of the event. Thanks for dropping by!
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