Full Lensbaby Kit

LensBaby

I have about four to five lenses in my current kit and I use about two to three most of the time, and I have been reading about Lensbaby lenses for some time now, they are not as expensive but come out with some very trippy photographs, sort of like an insant Instagram filt built into a real DSLR camera. There are several Lenses to choose from and they range from $150 up to $450 depending on the effect that you are looking for, and now they have put together a kit of everything they have which seems extremely tempting. Even though the is on the high side I have always been tempted to try out one of their lenses and after watching the youtube video I might pick up a lens, but if you are looking for the whole kit this is the perfect package.

The Lensbaby Movie Maker’s Kit is designed for Canon DSLRs (like the 5D MKII, 60D, T2i, etc…) and Arri PL movie cameras, with an array of optic adapters that can create trippy-looking fisheye, wide angle and soft-focus effects, among others. The whole thing will cost you $2900, but it might help you further your craft.

Link: Gizmodo

Waterproof Case

Since we have been spending a lot of time in the water I was looking for a way to bring my DSLR Canon 40D with me because there are a lot of chances for good shots. I had something simple in mind, a case that would simply protect it from a little splash here and there. I either got bags which seemed useless or contraptions like these from Hugyfot and Ikelite which cost between $1400 and $5000, about the price of two to six cameras without the lenses. How insane is that, I wouldn’t mind getting one but that is a little too much for me, maybe for those who dive but their doesn’t seem to be a simple clean solution for what I had in mind.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

After some time I just purchased this lens recently and used it on my recent trip. I have a huge appreciation for L Lens from Canon and I have always wanted an IS Lens but they have always been just outside of the price range. I was stuck between the 24 – 70mm and the 24-105mm Canon Lenses, and I knew that I needed something for the longer distance so I went with the 24 – 105mm lens. As with any Canon L series lens the high build quality can be felt right away, and focusing is extremely fast and taking in just the right amount of light, with fantastic AF performance and apreture control and constant F-stop of 4 the picture quality is amazing.  From my first few snaps I knew that I made the right decision. Its had to choose a lens before trying it out but after reading so many reviews I took the jump and I am happy that I have. I get all the pictures that I wanted that I couldn’t get from my other lens, it just adds a whole other dimension to it at this point. It is the most versatile multipurpose lens yet, compact and very sharp images.

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Canon 5D Mark II

Now Canon has come up with a new monster of a camera with all the bells and whistles people have been looking for, and the unexpected. This camera is for the professional and extreme enthusiast, I’m one who can’t even get the quality pics out of it, but I wouldn’t mind trying it out. A 21.1 Megapixel full CMOS censor and also 1080p recording which is just amazing. The sample videos look really good, I’m happy that this new feature has been added, its a new dimension to high quality videos. Now just to get the photo and video editing right, I’m not good at either really. 

 

Link: Cnet

Canon EOS 50D

A new iteration of Canon’s great cameras is coming out in October. It has he new DIGIC 4 processor with a few interesting features like peripheral illumination correction, ISO sensitivity of up to 12,800, a 3 inch, 920,000 dot LCD, Live View, a self-cleaning system, and a few more.

Price: $1400

Link: UnCrate

The Canon 40D

Now this was something I was not expecting, I have had my Canon Rebel XT for about four+ years now and it has been fantastic. I still think that I haven’t even gotten 50% of the capabilities of this camera. One of my firends knows how much I love to take pictures, I tend to carry a camera with me anywhere I go and I always take pictures where I ago, snapping away like some paparazzi. So for my birthday he decided to get me a camera, and his brother knows camera pretty well and so he recommend this camera. I won’t say that I wasn’t excited when I saw it, and I wanted to try it out right away. It is huge in comparison to my Rebel XT, I’m happy that all my lenses fit perfectly, but I haven’t really used it at all yet since I want to take my time with it. It looks confusing as hell with all those buttons and dials, but I think I can figure it out in due time and like any man I will not be opening the manual but instead I will stubbornly wing it. Then after trying everything I will open the manual.


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