Got outside and went hiking in the "Polar Vortex" today. Wasn't too bad at around 25F all day. Only saw a few other people, and they were all significantly more bundled up than I was.
And I didn't realize it at the time, but the link in my last post only went to the photo, not the entire set, so here's
the set URL. It's got Christmas lights, some star pictures, and quite a few more beach pictures. Most are from my T1i, though a few came off of my phone.
Visiting my grandparents and had a few chances to go out shooting. Just got the focus screen on my T1i fixed, so thankfully I can use MF lenses again and won't need to invest in anything new.
Probably most proud of this shot, as getting a UV filter for my 70-210mm was a great idea. It's eliminated most of the purple fringing, and exceedingly sharp. It's making me realize how bad the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is.
That's nice. He looks determined. Noise is not bad but I'd tidy that up for a shot I might print. You won't see it at any reasonable resolution, that's fer sure.
The T1i is pretty awful about noise. I was thinking about upgrading (camera was having some issues), but can't really make up my mind what I want to move to. FF would be nice, but really costly. 4/3 would be nice, just because it's a lot smaller, and the Olympus OMD E-M5 looks really nice. I was thinking about the Fuji EX-1, especially with the price drop, but read a few reviews mention slow auto-focus speed, and the lack of lenses is kind of annoying. Plus, with a rather small amount of subject matter, I really don't take as many pictures as I'd like, so an upgrade feels like wasted money at the moment.
Whining out of the way, I really like the Vivitar as a walk around lens. It was on my camera for almost all the shots that made it to Flickr, and when I got the subject properly in focus, it's incredibly sharp. The few shots I took with the 18-55 kit lens were mostly trying to capture landscapes, most of which could have been captured better with a panorama from my phone, though my fingers were a little chilly for that.