14.1.14

New Camera




Just before Christmas we got a new camera – a Canon EOS 700D. 

I had been frustrated with our previous camera for over a year now as it was getting old and slow and no longer focussed as well as it could. As a result I was barely taking any photos which was a shame as photography is a hobby that brings me a lot of joy!

I have had fun experimenting with this new camera over the holiday. Focusing is much quicker and quieter, the display is touchscreen and it has an excellent video recorder. I also got a much better 18-135mm lens, which along with the higher ISO means it’s much easier to take shots in our dark and dreary house.

I still have so much to learn and one of my new years resolutions is to become confident at shooting in manual. If anyone has any tips – let me know!

3 comments:

  1. Share what you learn! I got a new camera for Christmas also, and I am sooo overwhelmed with it (in a good way).

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  2. Hooray for you!!!
    I love my 18-135.
    I can give you tips on shooting in manual. :)

    A great book to help you get there (if you haven't read it already) is Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.

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  3. How exciting! My camera has been having trouble focusing at times lately - do you think yours started doing that just because it was old?

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