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    This photo is different to any of the ones I've uploaded before, it is the first I've photographed with my new camera. There is a learning process ahead.

    My previous camera, the Canon 400D, served me well, I think it is the first camera I've ever had that I got to know thoroughfully. All the photos in my photostream were shot with it, except one which was shot with a cell phone. You wouldn't believe how much baking powder has found it's way inside the 400D over the course of shooting the Hoth series. Also, I'm going to miss the brilliant 60mm f/2.8 macro EF-S lens as it won't fit on the new camera. I wonder if I'm ever going to find/afford another lens that good.

    Thank you 400D for all the good things, time to move on.

    1. D Julian 42 months ago | reply


    2. Catsy [CC] 42 months ago | reply

      So what's your new baby?

    3. patrick h. lauke 42 months ago | reply

      i can thoroughly recommend the 50mm f/2.5 macro...or the 100mm macro, if you prefer some more working distance

    4. a Dan of action 42 months ago | reply

      what's your new camera?

    5. Chris Devers 42 months ago | reply

      Yeah, what's the new one? The metadata link for the photo doesn't work.

    6. Avanaut 42 months ago | reply

      At the moment I'm testing with the 100mm macro, the 50mm is indeed one I'm thinking of, too. Not sure yet.
      It's the Canon 5D MarkII. So far I'm a little overwhelmed by it, It'll take some time to get to know it.

    7. Obi-Wan-YJ 42 months ago | reply

      With the loss of crop sensor magnification, the 100mm is only slightly longer than the 60mm you've grown to love. The 50mm will be considerably wider on the full frame sensor.

      I'm sure you'll love the new 5D. I upgraded from my 400D last year (to a 7D) and haven't regretted it for a minute.

    8. Avanaut 42 months ago | reply

      You're right about the lenses. The 50mm may feel weird after the 60mm and now the 100mm test. It was the 5D's better performance with tiny details that made me go for it instead of the 7D. Both marvelous cameras, each with qualities the other one lacks. It was a difficult decision. I would love to have them both. :D

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    10. UnexpectedGuest 42 months ago | reply

      Whatever the camera, your sense of art always makes 99%of the pictures.

    11. Avanaut 42 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the kind words. But, you know, I just fired some test shots with the new pup. To be able to see what it's about, I re-shot something I'd done before. Comparing the two images was mindblowing. :D

    12. Ab Pho 42 months ago | reply

      Congrats on the 5D2. It is a wonderful beast of a camera. The images it captures have that certain je ne sais pas.

    13. jjackowski 42 months ago | reply

      The EF-S 60mm sure is awesome; its my favorite of the ones I own. Someone posted a picture that was taken with a 5Dmk2, an extension tube, and the EF-S 60mm. I can't find it right now.
      Whatever you use, the results will be wonderful. You've already proven it.
      Have fun!

    14. espressoDOM 42 months ago | reply

      I would have never have guessed this was a minature.... well done

    15. Robert Wurth - Studio Orange Photography 42 months ago | reply

      Congrats on the Mark II! Been a fan of your stuff for awhile, so excited to see what you do with it. I know that I loved my transition from the 40D to the Mark II. It's a great beast of a camera!

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