And so I got myself a DSLR….

OK, I know I said several times that I will not be getting a DSLR. But then, if you have been reading my blog long enough, you will notice that I go back on my words frequently. Remember last year when I bought a iPad 2 even though I keep saying I don’t see the point of having one? Well, it is now one of my favorite device.
But let me explain myself a bit. I said I won’t be getting a DSLR because I know I will never be able to carry a DSLR with me all the time. I believe that the best camera is the one that is with you. But despite saying this, I often find that my “best camera” just isn’t good enough sometimes. It seems inevitable that I will eventually need more “firepower”. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be using my Canon G11 and Panasonic Lumix LX5. It’s just that It’s just that when there is a need, I can always have a DSLR with me.

And so I bought a Canon EOS 60D during the recent IT Show. I got a EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and a EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens. The price at the IT Show is almost the same as what you will get usually. But the difference is the freebies. I got a dry cabinet, camera strap, tripod, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, 2 x 8GB SD Card and a 6 Million Dollar Crumpler Bag (It’s just a name. I doubt it cost that much). Quite good although I don’t really like the al cheapo tripod and have no use for the camera strap. But the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom should come in handy.
The 18-200mm is for normal use and the 50mm f/1.4 is for those bokehlicious shots.

OK, perhaps a little too much bokeh. Haha. It’s good for low light too. But I thought I wanted a 50mm after watching DigitalRevTV. Then I discovered that they were talking about 50mm with a Full Frame DSLR. 60D is 1.6 crop factor. But I still like the 50mm on my 60D. I took it out for some photoshoot on Friday after work and I love it.

The good thing about owning a DSLR is that suddenly your photography skill and knowledge will go up a few notches. You learn more things when you spend more time to try and error. But my photography skill still have a long way to go. So please bear with me for a moment while I try to catch up.

Monday osters night anyone?
PS: I know Canon released the 650D the day after I bought my 60D. But nevermind. I still prefer 60D. Will talk more about the 650D when I got time.


  1. The 50mm/1.4 is nice… can scrap the kit lens… try to use that lens most of the time to get used to it…then upgrade to 5Dm3… don’t have a DSLR myself, only a film based… Canon EOS 3 and some Sigma f/2.8 lenses (old stuff).. still trying to tell myself not to get a DSLR and stick to what I have (currently it’s a X-Pro 1, GR-D, Harinezumi, La Sardina and a Holga)

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