May 13, 2013

My Camera 2.0

Last year I was super excited about my fancy camera purchase. The camera: Panasonic Lumix GF3  Micro 4/3 camera. It's smaller than a DSLR camera but still uses interchangeable lenses.
Fast forward a few months and I wasn't as thrilled with my camera only because Sista Min has a schnazzy Canon DSLR, which takes noticeably better pictures.
my cute niece is modeling 
I've always been a fan of Canon cameras but they didn't have their version of a mirrorless camera out when I purchased mine. So I started to explore new ways to improve my camera without abandoning it entirely (which I considered).

The fascinating trait of a micro 4/3 camera is that with the proper adapter, any camera lens can be used. I decided to go the route of old Canon FD lenses from the 70s and 80s. They don't have fancy auto-focus (needs to be done manually) but still have the high quality of Canon lenses.

Bonus: cheaper price for vintage lenses on Ebay ($0.99-$100+). Micro Four-Thirds lenses are $130-$800+. Adapters are only $16.

This video does a great job of explaining how it all works.

After going on a bidding craze on Ebay for lenses (camera lens bidders are vicious), I finally settled on a Canon FD 50mm F1.4 lens. It gives my pictures a softer and higher quality, which I love. And for you photography enthusiasts, the bokeh is amazing. I can't wait to expand my arsenal of lenses.
So hopefully with time, my picture taking will get better. I'm still definitely a novice but am slowly learning more about photography. In the meantime, please excuse some not-so-great looking pictures.

On a side note: there goes my dreams of having a smaller camera. My new lens adds a considerable amount to my camera.

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