Photography

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DGI’ve been doing some shopping (and dreaming) recently for photography equipment, and I’ve been looking for a new lens that will be great in low-light and also be a good general purpose lens. Especially for portrait and landscape work.

After some searching I decided to go for the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG lens and started to price it up. After chatting to my brother-in-law about the lens it turned out that his lens had developed a minor fault (which meant it wasn’t good enough for him to use professionally) and he kindly offered it to me for free! Which was excellent! The lens fault is pretty minor, and it struggles to focus on objects that are less then 1 meter away. I’ve contacted Sigma and they’re confident they can repair the lens as part of a service for around £70. I’ve been out and about with the lens recently, and it really is excellent! Especially since it has such a wide aperture (f/2.8) throughout the whole focal range.

I should be posting some more pictures on flickr soon and on the new photoblog

An expirement in photography

Over the past month I’ve been out a few times and taken some pictures. Each time I’ve realised how much I love photography and been determined to get out more often. However, me being me, in a few months I’ll be bored and will sit down in front of the TV and waste time, rather than getting out the camera and doing something creative.

Waiting for the tide

So with that in mind I’ve set up a photoblog, as an experiment to see if it can encourage me to take more images, post some regular pictures. You can visit the blog at http://photos.version7.co.uk and subscribe to the RSS feed, comment on images etc. The design will be updated slighlty over the next week or so.

So head over and let me know what you think – http://photos.version7.co.uk

Norfolk

While spending a few days away in Norfolk last week with Church, my trusty Canon EOS 350D broke! I changed over a memory card only to see a message saying “error cf”, when I looked inside the compact-flash unit one of the connector pins had bent over, making the camera unusable!

Thankfully it’s less than 12 months old and I took out an extra three-year warranty and accidental damage cover, so it’s currently away for repair (which could take anything up to a month!)
While I was away I did manage to use Rach’s Canon EOS 400D to grab a few shots (which are now on flickr).

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