Note: all images have minimal to no editing done
I got a new camera!! And a new lens!!! I’ve been in camera-nerd heaven all week. My old camera is a Canon EOS Rebel XS which was released way back in August of 2008 and my new camera is a Canon EOS 7D Mark II which was realeased in September 2014. My old Rebel is a 10 megapixel camera and the 7D Mark II is a 20.2 megapixel camera, which means much larger pictures.
The Rebel’s ISO goes up to 1600 and the 7D Mark II’s ISO goes up to 16000 (expandable up to 51200 with custom settings). It can shoot up to 10 frames per second versus 3. It has built in GPS, and has a WiFi adapter option (sold separately). I can record Full HD 1080p video at 24, 30, and 60 frames per second. It has an HDR mode, a multiple exposure mode, and a built in intervalometer (great for time-lapses).
My new lens is a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. Canon’s L lenses are their professional line of lenses. The “L” stands for “luxury” according to Wikipedia, The 24-105mm gives it a wide range of zoom making it a very versatile lens. These lenses are made of top of the line ground glass which reduces chromatic aberration, distortion, and vignetting which translates to excellent image quality. Both the new camera and lens are weather sealed to help reduce dust and moisture from getting into the equipment.
Zenna was excited about the new camera.
Here are the kids playing as I try out the 10 frames per second high shutter speed.
And Zenna dancing (because she's so excited for the new gear).
Here's all the kids dancing (because they're all very excited that I have new gear).
Just look at them jump (for joy).
Here are the kids playing while I try out the intervalometer. So for this setup, I had the camera shoot 1 frame every 10 seconds for a total of 10 frames. So the total time to shoot all the frames was 100 seconds. So this is more of a timelapse then a stop motion.
Have a cookie! I was testing out the lenses close up abilities with this one.
Here's my VERY FIRST selfie with it!!
And here's my VERY LAST selfie with it!!!
Here's a shot of Owen I took outside in the backyard. I really like his smile in this.
Overall, I'm very happy and excited with my new camera and lens so far. And there's so much more for me to discover and learn still. I love shooting, and I love new tech. When I'm shooting, I have a Zen-like feeling about me.
With this camera, I feel like I can accomplish anything with the proper vision.