Sunday, February 03, 2008

More Post Shoot Notes: CK

CK is the model who
I was attempting to shoot when the shutter on my 20D failed completely. She was kind enough to return for another shoot with my new, fancy 40D. CK was wonderful, of course, you'll notice the bay water is up to her knees and there's nothing quite like laying down nude on a big piece of concrete this time of year at 9:30 in the morning when it's been raining on and off. In addition to the digital shots we did a couple of rolls with a film camera and I'll go through all of that when I get a chance.

The 40D worked fine - it's really easy to take an absurd number of pictures. It's just very responsive and the buffer is very large and it writes to the card very fast and when you have a lovely model doing a nice pose it's just too easy to hold that button down for a second and you just filled 78MB of your card. It's going to take a little getting used to, because with the 20D you always had to be a bit careful of the buffer or you would have to stop shooting for a bit and let it catch up.

But all in all it's a very nice camera. I'm actually getting a 5D as well with the 24-105L lens and that should be a great combo. I hate to spend that much money on cameras all at once - that's pretty much my 2008 hardware budget - but I really don't want to be caught without a backup with somebody who's not as understanding as CK and I have some stuff this summer where it will be really nice to have both a full frame and a crop sensor.

If anybody's curious that will put me at a 17-40L, 24-105L, 100-400L, 50 f/1.8 100 f/2.8. Some of those lenses are back from the film days - it's worth buying nice lenses more so than expensive bodies in the sense that the bodies get worn out or "obsolete" and replaced and the lenses just keep chugging along. (Well, I did drop one in Ireland, but that's a story for another day).


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