Photographic specifics - Testing my new 600 D in the pouring rain

Seal, a deep meditation in the pouring rain. pliz enlarge. Zoo Frankfurt
Seal, a deep meditation in the pouring rain. pliz enlarge. Zoo Frankfurt

Imagine that you were dissatisfied with the sharpness and bokeh of your Sony DSLR + varying lens combinations and were missing your nearly 30 years of Canon love affair (bought my first A1 at the age of fourteen).

 

So you decide to get yourself a brand new Canon EOS 600 D plus an EF 70-300 mm (no IS) to get back to this once in a lifetime, creamy & soft background bokeh. It´s all you look forward to - to spend an otherwise lonely weekend with your wife some continents away, the kids back in Hamburg and yourself in the new town on the Main.

 

Saturday comes - with uninterrupted rain. Plus the telephoto lens not being delivered. What do you do? You make a test film with your kit lens (vimeo, Rainy Days in Frankfurt). You get back home and the telephoto lens is there.

 

On sunday, you go to the zoo. But it still rains cats and dogs. Oh happy days! You take your umbrella and push it down your collar at the back of your neck - now we´re talking rain cover. Just don´t move or the thing triples over and hits you in the face. Now you shoot.

 

Back home, feet are wet. Two thirds of the pictures reflect the tristesse of the moment. But a couple of them send shudders down my spine: There it is, that old Canon love.

 

PS - for DSLR filming, I tend to stick to the Sony Alpha 65 - easier handling, better focus, smoother ride.

Pelikan. Auge ist eine Nuance aufgehellt mit Gimp. Please enlarge.  Mind the texture! Mind the bokeh. Canon here we go again. Zoo Frankfurt.
Pelikan. Auge ist eine Nuance aufgehellt mit Gimp. Please enlarge. Mind the texture! Mind the bokeh. Canon here we go again. Zoo Frankfurt.

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