Tuesday, November 21, 2006
My daughter rocks! and my cam is back!
Yesterday was good timing as Canon called to inform us that the 350D was fixed and ready for pickup. It took them 1 month to replace the sensor and a few other things. Here is to hoping that problem won't go back anytime soon. :)
Anyway, Rojan presented the "Three Litte Kittens" this at her school this morning. Wifey and I were so proud. Also got a chance to use the nifty fifty (Canon 50mm lens) and take my shot at family candids/events photography. Its a bit weird using a fixed focal length lens for this type of shoot. Quite challenging! The 50mm prime was awesome but I think I need to add one more walk-around lens with enough reach for cases where you can't go beyond set boundaries, like a school stage for example. But for portraits and low lights (school gym) wide apertures really helps. Also 50mm on a cropped sensor like the 350D is a bit short on the wide end on a crowded gym.
Time to make excuses to get the Tamron 17-50 or the Sigma 17-70. Am torn between the two. If money is not an object, the Canon 17-40L would be nice or the Canon 17-55 2.8 IS, but those are way too much for this hobby. Unless if Canon would be nice to give me one for Christmas of course. Thats shooting for the moon, hehehe, as most reviewers on the net mention that they rarely even lend one for review.