Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wow-my new lens rocks!!

I'm still getting the hang of it but the IS alone makes me so happy with this lens. Here are a couple of pictures I took to try out the IS when I first got it. Keep in mind that I'm very shaky and in the past, could not handhold below 1/100 without some blur and below 1/80, forget it. This first one is 1/30 handheld, no image stabilization, 100% crop:


Pretty bad, huh. That's how shaky I am.

this is the same shot but with IS. Still 1/30 handheld, 100% crop:


Now this isn't even close to tack-sharp but I can't believe the difference! Amazing!! I took a picture of Sammy tonight at a 1/15 shutter speed, handheld. It is not super sharp either but wow-I could never have taken one this sharp at that shutter speed! In fact compare this (100% crop) with that globe picture at 1/30.


Other specs of these pics: aperture f/2.8. ISO 800. WB auto (I have the most trouble with white balance). The lens is the Canon EF-S 17-55 F/2.8 IS USM. I got a pretty good deal on it (not at B&H) but when I bought it, I was shaking.

Now y'all don't go thinking I'm going to be posting amazing pictures with this lens or anything. Do not put that pressure on me. hehe.

4 comments:

thescrapmaster said...

Wow I definitely have NO IDEA what all that photography lingo means but your photos are awesome!

I hope you and your family have a merry Christmas and happy new year!

~Samantha

fishlips said...

Wonderful and congrats...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your Family!!!!

Hugs,
Erin

Tessa said...

you are going to have to explain all those camera terms to me!!! I wanna learn all that! Awesome pics!

CathyRose said...

What a difference. I will have to look into getting the lens. I find I have trouble holding steady too. Great improvement!

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