August 03, 2008

New Camera

I've been playing around with a new camera, a Canon 40D. The stock lens that it's sold with is actually very nice. It's a 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom, which isn't a huge aperture, but with the image stabilization, it's fast enough for general use. The equivalent focal length for a full frame camera would be 45-216mm. It's not really a macro lens, but with the zoom, you really can get in close. All of these photos were shot with this lens.

Here are a couple of creatures hanging out on a (purple emperor?) sedum. The little yellow spider appears to be a juvenile goldenrod crab spider, and is less than 1/4" across. Without my glasses on, I thought he was a speck of a flower from some other plant, until he moved. Maybe that was his disguise.


Posted by Hal Eckhart at August 3, 2008 09:31 PM

Perfect choice..! I too got a new Canon digital camera from Newegg last month.

Posted by: Brandon Matthew at August 6, 2008 05:12 AM
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