Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Yo peoples! Continuing my streak of disloyalty, I have bought another digital camera. This time it is a digital SLR -- Canon Rebel XTi aka Canon EOS 400D. I could go on an on about how it is a wonderful camera, but let the picture speak 1K words.

I must thank Gina, my wonderful wife, for making me buy this camera, as well as my sister Charu (whom I was visiting in US) for taking me to Circuit City and bearing with my on-the-spot shopping demands.

Surprisingly, the thing on my mind right now is not what to shoot but how I am going to introduce this new addition to my existing harem of Canon Rebel G (the old film SLR) and Kodak V550 (the digi that I first cheated on the SLR with). I now have three cameras and six lenses! If a sensational event were to unfold in front of my eyes right now, I would probably miss capturing it altogether as I would be too busy trying to decide which camera to use, with which lenses and which settings.

Anyway, I present to you the first good picture taken with the new camera.

Morning lights
Canon 75-300 mm lens, f5.0 1/3s

As usual, comments, criticism and bearer cheques are most welcome.


At 12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this one. Especially the atmosphere. What time of the day did you take this pic? Late evening?

At 2:48 AM, Blogger Anurag said...

Senthil: This one was taken early in the morning. Maybe around 6:30 AM.

At 3:57 AM, Blogger King Julian said...

Hmmm... I guess now it is high time that I too gave into temptation and bought a DSLR :-/ Film shooters seem to be falling like flies all around me and Soma informs me that slide development charges are rising faster than the fuel prices (if such a thing can be imagined).

Coming to the photo, I liked the concept, but felt that the depth of field might have been improved. Since you used a telephoto, it might have been possible to get all the three lighters in sharp focus by stepping back a bit?

At 4:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new purchase. Even i picked up a new DSLR frustrated with the quality of the slide scans my lab guy delivers me. Would be looking forward for a lot of photos from you.

Recently myself, Amit and Nilanjan organised a Photography Exhibition at UGS. We certainly did miss your collection.


At 5:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great title and mood captured. What city were you in the US?

At 7:40 PM, Blogger Brewtus said...

Love the pic

At 8:56 PM, Blogger Anurag said...

king j: I went for the DSLR for the same reason. It is just too cumbersome to develop print these days. As for the DOF, your suggestion is noted for future experimentation.

Soma: Nice! Which camera did you buy? Send me links to some of the pics which you exhibited. Also, do you blog?

gawker: Thanks. I was mostly in Norwalk, CT and NYC, but also traveled to Birmingham, AL (great touristic place) and Jax, FL.

brewtus: Thanks.

At 2:12 AM, Blogger m. said...

much niceness!

At 2:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesom !
i have been meaning to get this baby for a while now ! i have a couple of canon lenses lying around as well

good stuff mate !


At 1:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought a D50.
Some of the links to my photos at the exhibition are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/54606687@N00/
Not sure about Amit and Nilu.


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