New macro lens (oh, and new camera)!

I like my cameras to be robust, having spent a few years (admittedly a lifetime ago) as a semi-pro using high end/medium format gear. it’s not that it makes you a better photographer, but there’s a feeling of comfort that comes with using a proper tool that you know isn’t going to let you down. Anyway, with that in mind I traded my Canon EOS 500D for a 50D a couple of weeks ago, and I have to say I’m delighted with it. I’ve forsaken video output for a tough manganese-alloy body and pro build quality, and to mark it’s arrival I also treated myself to Canon’s EF-S 60mm macro lens. It makes a perfect portrait lens too (equivalent to a focal length of 96mm on a 35mm camera; having a prime lens makes a nice change from the normal zooms; and it’s great for… watches!

Anyway, here’s a few very early shots with the 50D/60mm macro set-up (a couple of which have already been posted under the MKII Kingston review below). It clearly has potential, and I’ll be posting some more, no doubt, over the coming weeks/months.

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