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Lights, Camera, Something!

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In which carloseriksson.com gets a much needed upgrade in the form of a DSLR camera.

For some time now I’ve wanted to get a camera. A dedicated camera instead of the camera on my phone, because every time I sit down to choose photos for my journal entries I find myself disappointed with the photos I have.

Sure some of them are okay but too often I find myself pushing up against what the LG G3 camera can do.

Let’s just look at the specifications.

The LG 3G has a 13MP sensor with a laser-assisted autofocus, dual-LED flash and OIS+, a combination of optical and electronic stabilization.

And that’s it. It’s not really bad but it’s not good enough any more either.

The best camera is the one that’s with you. Chase Jarvis

Chase is of course right, but I want something better than what I have, that I can then have with me.

So I begun researching, reading and bothering all my camera-enthusiastic friends for suggestions.

After a while I had narrowed down my search to Canon, I’m used to Canon cameras from before, and a few of their models.

The Canon 5D Mark I, a professional level full-frame DSLR; Canon EOS M, an upper-entry level crop-frame MILC and Canon 600D, an upper-entry level crop-frame DSLR.

I recently got the opportunity to play around with the 5D and the 600D and whilst I certainly liked both of them, especially the 600D, neither of them “felt right”.

So I kept researching and bothering my friends and it wasn’t until a few weeks ago when I went down to the beach for a friends birthday celebration that I finally found a camera that I instantly fell in love with.

The Canon EOS 100D, an upper-entry level crop-frame DSLR described as the “world’s smallest and lightest DSLR camera” feels very similar to the 600D but with an upgraded DIGIC 5 image processor instead of DIGIC 4 and is a substantial 157g lighter.

The 100D has a CMOS APS-C 22.3 x 14.9 mm (1.6x crop factor) sensor, 9 point Hybrid CMOS AF II and a E-TTL II automatic built-in pop-up flash.

I ordered the camera and the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens it came with the other day.

And it arrived a few minutes ago.

Aside for that I should now be able to get much better photos in my journal it also means the aspect ratio on my photos are going to change, from 16:9 to 3:2 which I’m more excited about than any man should be.

Stay tuned for better photos.

I thought it would be ironic if an entry about cameras and photography didn’t contain a single photo.

Outstanding October, Issue 10/15

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