A Sandtrooper

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.

  • David Julian 4y

  • Eric Adeleye PRO 4y

    Excellent work.
  • Catsy [CC] PRO 4y

    So what's your new baby?
  • Patrick Lauke 4y

    i can thoroughly recommend the 50mm f/2.5 macro...or the 100mm macro, if you prefer some more working distance
  • Dan 4y

    what's your new camera?
  • Chris Devers PRO 4y

    Yeah, what's the new one? The metadata link for the photo doesn't work.
  • Vesa Lehtimäki PRO 4y

    David Julian Eric Adeleye Thanks!
    Patrick Lauke At the moment I'm testing with the 100mm macro, the 50mm is indeed one I'm thinking of, too. Not sure yet.
    Catsy [CC] Dan Chris Devers 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.
  • Christian Koss 4y

  • Ben Hollingsworth 4y

    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.
  • Vesa Lehtimäki PRO 4y

    Ben Hollingsworth 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
  • Craig Hymes 4y

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  • UnexpectedGuest 4y

    Whatever the camera, your sense of art always makes 99%of the pictures.
  • Vesa Lehtimäki PRO 4y

    UnexpectedGuest 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
  • Ab Pho 4y

    Congrats on the 5D2. It is a wonderful beast of a camera. The images it captures have that certain je ne sais pas.
  • Jeff Jackowski PRO 4y

    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!
  • espressoDOM PRO 4y

    I would have never have guessed this was a minature.... well done
  • Robert PRO 4y

    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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