Photography gears ~ new addition

For the past few months I have actually added a few more stuff to my photography gears but haven’t had the time to take photos of them and post them up. Those that have check my about page would know what I have added to my gears, to those that don’t hit the jump to see my new gears.

I have mention before that I plan to buy the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, but anyone one who own the lens will knows that it’s built is not really good, so I opt for the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM instead. Got is used at approximately USD356 including the hood and an UV filter. The lens is in very good condition, just like a new one and performance is good, use it for my recent figure shoot of Alicia Florence.

Some test shots using the 50mm f/1.4, at f/1.4 and f/1.8 it’s actually quite soft, with sort of a dreamy look with it’s creamy bokeh.

Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM @ f/1.4

Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM @ f/1.8

At f/2.2 and above it’s really sharp while retaining the creamy bokeh. I just love the bokeh produce by this lens.

Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM @ f/2.2

Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM @ f/2.8

Got the Canon Speedlite 580EX II around end of February and it’s a good thing I did, otherwise the photos I took at GACC 2008 would have been awful. Still learning the ins and outs of flash photography, it’s really not as easy as mount the flash and shoot as that would be the same as using the built in flash. It’s a whole new ball game when you shoot with external flash.

I have mention in one of my previous post that I traded my Canon EF-S 17-85 IS USM lens for the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 lens with a fellow photographer, well here’s the Tamron. A sharp f/2.8 lens for a price that won’t break you bank account. Have taken quite a lot of photos using this lens since I got it, so you can see how well it perform in some of my previous post or in my gallery.

For the time being I won’t be adding any new gears, the current ones that I own are quite enough for me at the moment, though you’ll probably notice I don’t have a telephoto lens. I don’t really need to use telephoto lens a lot, so it’s not something that I need to get in the near future.

Shots taken using Canon EOS 400D/Rebel XTi with Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 lens and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens.