A new camera, a new begining..?

As I have mention in my previous post, I was in the process of aquiring a new camera and well tadah, here it is, the Canon EOS400D brand new and just out of the box ^^. Never would have though that I would buy a DSLR but then I have always been quite interested in photography and the Ixus 850IS that I have been using for the past 6 months is getting quite limiting to me, hence an upgrade is needed. Was planning to just get a Poweshot S5IS but after much consideration, I decided to get a DSLR instead as it’s a better investment.

I got the 400D kit that comes with the EFS 17-85mm lens which cost a bit more than the one with the 18-55 lens. The whole package inclues a CF Card, a tripod, a camera bag, a UV filter and a screen protector for the lcd. Damage done was about USD 1230.


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Some photos of the camera taken using the Ixus 850IS which will probably won’t see much use now ^^.


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Some test shots of Tessa using the 400D, playing around with depth of field. Still trying to get use to using the viewfinder and all the settings available to me on the 400D. Had to keep the manual by my side just in case I need to refer to something ^^.


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Took some shots of the dead leaves that I uses as props sometimes XD.


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Mirei posing for a few more of my test shots. The lens that I got, EFS 17-85 is ok for macro shots, but still it’s nothing compare to a macro lens. The shops doesn’t have the macro lens in stock so will probably try to purchase one sometimes later. Need to save money for it ^^.


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This was also a test shot for depth of field but done handheld, which was quite difficult since the camera ain’t light and I am still getting use to the weight.


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I am very satisfied with this camera, though there’s still a lot of stuff I need to learn in order to bring out it’s potential ^^. I am still considering whether to sell of my Ixus 850IS though the money I get from it won’t be enough for the macro lens but it still can pay for parts of it XD. So anyone wanna buy my 850IS, still in very good condition XD.