Christmas is over for another year. Woohoo!
I’ve never been a major fan of this time of the year. It’s cold, wet, and everywhere you go you hear dreadful ’seasonal’ music piping out from everywhere. I don’t know how shop staff can bear it to be honest. Not only do they have the music, but they have crowds of rude shoppers to contend with. Anyway, all over
So, what have I been up to? Well, mainly playing with my new EOS 20D! I was in Cambridge last weekend (after Bristol), and while I was there I picked up a vertical (battery) grip (BG-E2), a remote release (RS 80N3), and quite a nice lens: the EF 50mm f/1.4.
The lens is very nice. It’s like an 85mm lens in 35mm terms, and the background blur is good, so this will make a nice portrait lens. The battery grip on the other hand isn’t so great. I got it because the camera body is just a bit too small, and my little finger seems to float around doing nothing. On my EOS 5 the vertical grip makes a real difference: it’s really comfortable to hold, and makes the camera really nice to handle. On the 20D though it’s not nearly so good. The ergonomics are wrong, and it doesn’t add much to the handling. It also feels quite cheaply made compared to the rest of the camera.
So what about Christmas? Had a nice day with the family, but it seemed rather quiet once my nephew had gone Still, I got 15 pairs of identical socks (for easy washing/sorting), and some new slippers, so I was feeling quite content! Got a cool Quincy Jones album called The Dude which was good too, along with some good photography books.
Been having a bit of a tidy up today, and got to get on with work tomorrow
Am currently drinking Old Speckled Hen and eating Dairy Milk. Dairy Milk doesn’t go nearly as well with beer as Galaxy does, in case you were wondering.
I still can’t believe someone stole my Rover badge.