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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Canon Trilogy

The other day, I met up with some friends who happened to have their Canon dSLR cameras with them (all different models), so we had a little impromptu photoshoot with another friend's Nikon d70:

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Featuring from top:
Canon 5D with 24-105 f4L and 580EX
Canon 20D with 28-105 f3.5-4.5 and 430EX
Canon 350D with 70-300 f4 DO (yes the DO!) and Nikon SB800 (because the owner forgot to bring his EX speedlight so the d70's flash was borrowed to improve composition (i.e. all 3 cameras with flash))
Unfortunately, we all didn't bring our other lenses, otherwise there'd be around 8 more of them in the shoot!

Also, I spotted the 600mm f4L lense at Calumet Camera nearby Euston:

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Damn its so bloody HUGE. And expensive!

4 Comments:

  • Rich bastards... (grumbles to self)

    By Blogger Jon, at Thursday, March 16, 2006 2:04:00 am  

  • when you see those football matchs, those camera lagi panjang woi!

    By Blogger Kenny Lee, at Thursday, March 16, 2006 2:29:00 am  

  • jon: i wish buddy, i wish

    kenny: are you sure? the lens that I put up is the second biggest around (the USD$80 000 1200mm 5.6 being the largest). sports photographers use the 200mm/ 300mm/ 400mm 2.8L lenses with 1.4/ 1.6x extenders which is quite frankly more than sufficient, especially if you use a 1.6x crop factor dSLR... the 600mm is used more for wildlife photography.

    Have you seen the head of the store assistant for comparison? Granted that he's about a metre further back, but the lens diameter easily dwarfs his face, which most of your 'camera lagi panjang lenses' don't do.

    By Blogger elb, at Thursday, March 16, 2006 2:48:00 am  

  • *droool* now THAT is one lens that can be used for the beach. or city skylines.. and of course bird-watching..

    By Blogger living-in-the-uk, at Thursday, March 16, 2006 12:09:00 pm  

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