I’ve been using my current camera and lens combination, a Canon 650D and a single all-in-one Canon EF-S 18-200mm zoom lens, for the past 3 years*. But is it time for a change?
I’ve been relatively happy with my single body & lens combination which, for an SLR, is compact, versatile and easy to transport around:
However, I have been getting increasingly frustrated as I see other people’s shots (particularly macro, wildlife and sports photographs) which are pin-sharp and I can’t seem to get the same quality. Working on the assumption it’s my kit that’s not up to par, rather than my photography skills (a big assumption, I know!), I have borrowed my friend Dave’s kit to experiment with a full-frame sensor and L lenses to see what difference it makes to my photographs.
Here’s the bag of tricks Dave has very kindly lent me:
Look out for my next posts which will compare photos taken with both cameras… and let me know what you think!
* Prior to this I had a Canon 300D (early predecessor to the 650D) together with a 28-80mm lens plus an 80-200mm lens. Depending on the shot I was taking I had to keep switching between the wide angle and the zoom lens (invariably the wrong one was on the body at wrong time!).