My new toy


Andrew needed a nap before we could play with the camera

Much like Simon I purchased a new camera last week, although I have owned three over my career. I picked up the Canon EOS 350 Digital, and am totally in love with it. It’s just a great camera. It’s the first time that I’ve owned an SLR though, and it’s nice to have a digital camera for once which turns on instantly (0.2 seconds to be precise), takes photos when you press the button, and has a good rapid fire mode. I’ve taken 700 shots since I picked up the camera, and the battery meter still reckons it’s on full charge.

Andrew and I thought we should test out the new camera, so we had Catherine stalk Matthew with the cool telephoto lens (90 – 300 mm Canon ultrasonic to be precise). The photo turned out really well, although it’s a shame that you can see where Spike ate the couch in the background. You can’t tell we fixed it with duct tape can you?


Matthew with a halo.
There is a first and last time for everything.


Mummy’s flower

Then we thought we should try out the macro mode on the 18 – 55 mm Canon ultrasonic lens. We think that the flower came out all right too, don’t you think? This is the flower that Andrew bought Catherine the other day when she wasn’t feeling well.

I got distracted by playing with focus as well, and ended up taking more pictures of the flower than any normal person would have. For example, checkout the one on the left…


Nice bud


I’m glad this woman loves me
otherwise she might break my legs

Thankfully, Catherine didn’t mind doing some housework while we were testing the camera. She understands that they’re both important parts of having a well running family.

Andrew’s opinion of the camera was that it did quite well. I didn’t even have to prompt him to make that gesture.


The camera passes


So now we rest

It certainly was a lot of work testing the camera out, so then we had to have a little rest. It’s a hard life, but someone has to do it…

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Update: Fixed grammar error

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