one fine morning Monkey woke JS up and ask a strange question........
Monkey :- Do you like surprises??
JS :- depends what type of surprises :)
She quickly lead me into the next room and open a cupboard and ask me if this was what i was looking for??
Monkey :- ........and this is your birthday prezy.
I rubbed my eyes in disbelieve and was wondering if i was still dreaming and mabuk from last night dinner and still in dreamland :) soon i was opening the box and assembling the camera and the EF16-35mm F2.8 wide zoom lens.
now you can see why i fell for the "dark side" :)
The EF16-35mm F2.8 wide zoom
clear and easily accessible
Yes, this is the camera(and lens) i was waiting for and what a lovely surprise to get my birthday prezy early :) Thank you monkey......hug hug kiss kiss......i promise i will snap lots of nice pictures and post on your blog.
This is the latest arrival in the DSLR scene. The machine is equipped with 16.1 MP and a APS-H format sensor(1.3X crop) for imaging. The autofocus system has TTL phase detection with 45 illuminated focus points. The metering is made up of 63 zone TTL metering, evaluative, center weighted, partial and spot metering. The most impressive feature of this awesome machine is the ISO range. Normal ISO range is 100 to 12800 and expanded ISO is 50 to 102,400!!! at ISO of 50,000 we are approaching "kenot see" lighting condition so we are talking about night vision here guys!! AT an ISO of 12,800 the noise is still moderately low......amazing technology nowadays. Other features includes HD video recording, live view, auto image optimizer(equivalent to Nikon's D lighting), etc. At the heart of all these technology is a dual digic 4 processor hence the amazing speed of this camera.
Comparing the EOS1Dmk4 to the days of SLR the SLR film camera was a far cry . I remember getting my first SLR in 1980. It was a Nikon F3(yes, i was always a Nikon user until recently.........) and it was the "tai ko" then ! With film cameras there is not much complications whilst with DSLR, you have to be more technically minded to appreciate the technology.
With so much technology the missing link between a good camera and a good picture is still the idiot behind it........from the era of SLR to DSLR, this has not changed bit.......so no matter what, it's still the photographer.
Ahemmm........This is not me lar in case you are wondering.....hehe. He is no other than Ken Watanabe who is an ambassador for Canon cameras :)
p/s.......this post is dedicated to the celebrity photog for helping me make up my mind to switch to the dark side............over a simple dinner :)