I have a brand new camera: a simply wonderful Canon EOS 7D! For nearly eight years I loved my Canon 400D, even though I only ever had the standard kit lens. The 400D was a great entry-level prosumer camera for me, and I resisted an upgrade for a long time, wanting to feel like I had exhausted its potential before trading up. Last Christmas I decided I had waited long enough and started to do some research into what was available and would achieve the most bang for buck. Keen to stay within the Canon range, I quickly narrowed the pool to the 7D, which delivers impressive functionality with a very competitive price (significantly lower than its initial price at release in 2009). But it was still a serious investment, and when we bought our apartment in late January I decided that a new camera would have to wait. Imagine my surprise when I came home one day in April to find that Colin had bought it for me. With the whole world as my witness, Collie, you’re the BEST 🙂
I am lucky to have a 50mm macro lens and a zoom lens, but so far all I’ve used is the standard 18-55mm kit lens. I’m not exactly sure why, but I move pretty slowly with new toys and am taking time to get to know this camera. Thus far there is sufficient joy to be found in the lush, vibrant colours, and the soft yet highly detailed images that emerge with minimal input from me. In this camera I definitely have room to grow, but for a start, below are seven objects photographed in and around home: seven small details, elevated beyond their station by the lens of one amazing camera.
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