Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 15, 2011

Canon 350D

Filed under: General — admin @ 5:30 am

Testing the old 350D

Yesterday I resurrected the old Canon 350D from the dusty storage bin. I had the battery on charge all night but still in the morning it was only a quarter charged. I have a sneaking suspicion that it may be disfunctional. I used it today and shot about a hundred or so photos before it died. I have put it back on charge all day and will leave it on all night and see what happens. I took some photos of the kids this morning and took a while to remember how to drive it. This one is shot at a shutter speed of 1/90 and an aperture of f/1.8.

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Portrait

After breakfast I went for a walk down the beach to give the camera a run. I am using a Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens which is one of the best value for money lenses that you can get. I took a few photos of the cliffs around the beach.

caves cliffs
Cliffs at Caves Beach, 1/500, f/8.0

It was difficult getting used to the way the 350D works. I had to try a few different buttons to work out how to change the aperture in Manual mode. After a lot of trial and error, I finally got something working. It is still too slow so I need to do a lot more practice. I could use Av mode I suppose but I just do not like it very much.

Caves beach
Caves Beach 1/500, f/1.8

I am not real flash with landscapes. I think you need a tripod and a really small aperture to get maximum depth of field.

Pinneys beach
Pinney Beach and Mawson Breakwater 1/500, f/1.8

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