Saturday, January 29, 2011
I got myself a nice new toy this morning, a Canon EF 24-70 f2.8 L USM lens. It's beautiful. Up to now I've bought EF-S lenses and they served my needs well but with my wedding coming up and a friends wedding before that where I have to take photos I thought I'd make the leap into pro lenses. My walk around lenses were good but when i zoomed in the aperture would go up and they never worked well in low light. I've played around a little this afternoon and have been impressed so far. We had to go to a wedding fair this afternoon so my opportunities to test the lens have been limited but hopefully I'll get out tomorrow and put it through it's paces.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
I saw this amazing story yesterday. A Chicago nanny by day and a superb street photographer by night (or her time off). Her photos lay undescovered until after her death when a box of her negatives was bought in a sale of an abandoned storage locker. Eventually the guy who bought the first box was able to buy other boxes and found approximately 100,000 negatives, a third of which have not been developed yet so even Vivian had not seen them. It's worth watching and it makes me think of a car boot sale my fiancee went to in Canada a few years ago. A St Johns photographer was retiring and had lots of old cameras on sale. Lauren picked up an old Minolta range finder for me but she said the table was full of rolicords and other old cameras. I'd love to discover a box of old negatives or a car boot sale full of old cameras.