splurge : canon 450d

31May08

after days of thorough research on the item as well as pricing, i have made up my mine to splurge.

just a couple of hours before the purchase, i was STILL contemplating, but when i saw the product, i fell for it and bought it.

it the new CANON 450D DSLR camera. Comes with the body, option of taking the kit lens or not.

I did my research and decided not to take the kit lens.

this is what I got home.

1) Canon 450D + free Canon red “crumpler” look alike bag + 2gig SD card + ximplify software.

2) Canon EF 50mm f1.8 lens + Hoya UV filter + additional 2gig SD card + LCD protector.

all bundled together – RM2945…sweet!

wanted to splurge even more by getting the 10-22mm ultra wide angle lens, but decided not to jump into it just yet. let me get used to my 50mm, shoot like 1000shots, get use to the camera, then splurge on either wide angle or zoom and external flash.

getting pretty excited right now, hope to post some nice images up and if theres any photographers out there, do give me some tips yeah.

cheers!

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5 Responses to “splurge : canon 450d”

  1. sw33t. Now we can go on drive bys. LOL!

    The one thing I’m still learning is shooting in different types of environments. I shoot in Manual most of the time. I only use the P when I need to do super speedy shots. But most of the time Manual works fine for me. 🙂

    You got the 50mm f1.8 II right? There’s a version 1 and 2. I’ve got the v1 as well. Then, because I needed something which gave me more wide and zoom – I got myself an 18-200.

    Anyway, this was one of the photos I took with the lens: http://flickr.com/photos/dannyfoo/1170246757/in/set-72157601542708215/

    p.s: The DOF is very shallow at f1.8 so unless you’re standing a good distance from the subject and still want a nice blurred background (bokeh) then shoot in f1.8. 🙂

  2. hey, thanks for the tip! i was going thru your flickr and realized that you know Ian too! what a small world. he was my ex-colleague back when I was working at Cinema Online.

  3. Oh I’m so jealous! It’s a lovely camera! Hope to join the club soon!

  4. 4 globetrotteri

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  5. I have a 450D and abolutely love it! I’m quite the begginner but have started a photography blog here if you want to check it out http://www.alexpalmerphoto.wordpress.com

    Thanks fellow 450D lovers!


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