I've been busy helping the economy out by going out and spending money on food, drinks, and other good time inducing activities. Oh, and built a new PC. My geeky needs are now being satisfied by:
- 2 24" NEC LCDs
- i7 960 processor (running stock @3.2ghz
- 12 gigs of ram
My photography equipment has went through an even more drastic upgrade. Goodbye APS-C, hello full frame! My Canon XSI has served me well, but I had to move on. I am not a fan of the flash - mainly because I find it to be too intrusive - affecting the situation instead of just documenting it. Unfortunately, there's just so much the smaller sensor can do. I've been underexposing while shooting at 1600 iso, and then brightening things up in Picasa, but alas, the noise is just too evident.
My new Canon 5D Mark II solves that problem. I can now shoot at 3200 ISO and not worry about the noise. I do lose a fair amount of reach with my lenses due to the full frame, but that is being offset by the 21 megapixels - I can now crop a whole lot more. It's like buttah...
And ofcourse there's an added plus of the 1080p video that it takes. The quality has to be seen to believed, and in fact the 5DM2 is now being used by some independent filmmakers to shoot full features... Anyway, my dual 24" LCD's are going to be useful with all this media work I am planning to do... Stay tuned.