Friday, July 20, 2012

The New Toy


Okay, so a few of you asked about what camera I bought. After lots of looking and asking around I went with the Canon 60D with a 50mm 1.4 lens.

I was using the Lumix GF1 which is a great little hybrid that I never really learnt to use properly. This time though, I'm heading off to one of Tim's highly acclaimed courses to ensure that I can get the most out of the Canon.

22 comments:

  1. ohhh too exciting! I have always admired your perspective when you take photos. can't wait to see what you come up with after the course with Tim.

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  2. Nice work Em, this Tim fella is a talented speciman isn't he. I've trauled through his blog & love the honesty and sensitvity to life/images/love etc...Savvy how he's connected up with you sydney (famous) lady bloggers to kickstart his photography career. Have fun on his course, im jealous! x

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  3. How fun! I cannot wait to see all the wonderful photos I am sure you will be taking with it!

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  4. that 50mm is ace. i love mine, always have it on the camera. grab yourself a filter though, i've been through two already ;) and have fun!

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  5. I love that 50mm. I ended up selling my 50 1.2 because I loved the 1.4 just as much. Enjoy learning - it's a beautiful thing x

    Tim is one to learn from. He has come so far in two years that it is almost hard to believe it's real! He seems like a nice guy, to boot, too.

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  6. I have the 60D and 50mm as well and they ROCK - you'll love them!

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  7. Oh do share your photography tips. I'm reading Rachel Devine's Beyond Snapshots book, it's awesome & i'm learning so much already, even after having a Nikon D70S for 8+ years. We just took it to Dubbo Zoo with the big (penis) lens & wow, the images are incredible. Enjoy the camera, love Posie

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  8. I got my new toy just a few months ago and I just loooove it. It is so much fun and you've got yourself a really lovely lens there, you are just going to have a ball using it. Enjoy the course I hope to do one too if he comes up to Brisbane:) x

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  9. Oh you are gonna love the 50mm! Its awesome! Can't wait to see your images.

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  10. ahh that is exactly what I want! happy photography-ing =)

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  11. Whoa nice! I can't wait to see the pictures soon to come!
    Jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  12. Brilliant, Em!

    I am SO jealous that you are booked in to The Nursery. By the time I thought 'I want to do it!', I had missed my chance. Maybe next time (but wouldn't it have been fun to do it together!). Enjoy it all. x

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  13. How exciting. Looking forward to hearing all about Tim's course. Im x

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  14. I am SO JEALOUS! I have been dying for a 50mm. I can't wait to see your photos =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  15. oh so jealous that you're doing one of tim's workshops, i'm dying to do one soon!

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  16. Ooh, what day are you going? Might see you there and we can compare our exactly matching lenses (though your camera is the fancier version...)

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  17. Emily I am so jealous! Tim's workshop and the Canon! I hope you have tons of fun with the new family member!
    xx :)

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  18. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.... there is nothing better than the smell of opening new Canon boxes... excited for you!
    Danielle ~ http://awonderfullifeinfullframe.blogspot.ca/

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  19. Wow Em, I am doing the course early August! Hope to see you there. Awesome Camera, how on earth did you decide! This is my dilemna! Well truth is my dilemna at the presentbis if I am ever going to feel better!

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  20. I keep trying to comment on your posts and my dodgy Malaysian internet connection keeps dropping out...it is incredibly frustrating!
    Anyhoo, what I was trying to say, is that you are gonna rock that thing! Totally looking forward to seeing what you produce post-workshop! Tim is awesome :)

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  21. Hi Em, I can't wait to see your pics either, i use the 50 1.4 as well and i adore it, i sometimes shift (briefly) to another lens but keep scurrying back to this one. enjoy.

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  22. New toys are fun especially new cameras. I can't wait to see all the pictures you took with it.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em