After reviewing so many cameras and using them for product photo shoots and portraits, I still find Canon DSLR to be one of the best especially for people like me who is more concern over the framing of the picture rather than the camera settings. And as I experiment with different cameras (even though I don’t know much about the technical part of photography), I learnt that camera lenses plays a huge part in determining the photo effects. Want a Bokeh effect? Go for EF 50mm or those with a smaller aperture or F-stop number. Want to capture wide-angle images? Try EF-S18-200mm or EF-S10-18 mm. This is my first time using an ultra-wide zoom lens and it’s great for taking images of indoor venues where you just want to capture everything.
You also get to understand that the camera isn’t intelligent enough to know exactly what you want. That is why photographers prefer to adjust the settings manually. At some point, you need to know when to compromise and ascertain to what degree you are willing to compensate for. Okay, I am getting a little too technical here. But basically, if you want to use a wide-angle lens, you can’t really capture photos with a great depth of field because such lens have a higher aperture, which allows less light to pass through the lens. This also explains why photographers need to carry several lens kit with them whenever they shoot. Well, it just makes things a little more challenging I guess. Until then, I hope there’s going to be new innovation or technology to remove such limitations. That would be every photographers’ dream.
This is Canon EOS 80D, a DSLR for semi-professional users. I prefer this over the EOS 760D camera as this feels more sturdy enough to support those more expensive professional lenses. I got to try this camera along with EFS 18-200m lens and EF50mm f/1.4 USM. I personally still prefer using standard lenses with a super wide maximum aperture so EF50mm f/1.4 USM is my favourite lens thusfar. When it comes to photography, lighting is your best friend.
Check out the features Canon EOS 80D Kit III right below:
EOS 80D Kit III (EF-S18-200 IS)
- 45-point All Cross-Type AF and Dual Pixel CMOS AF: This is a significant leap from the previous all cross-type 19-point AF system available on the other semi-pro DSLR like EOS 70D. The AF area has also been widened both horizontally and vertically, enabling higher precision in tracking subjects in movement.
- Intelligent Viewfinder: The intelligent viewfinder enables you to view useful information such as AF areas, aspect ratio line, electronic level, flicker detection, et cetera.
- 24 MP APS-C CMOS + DIGIC 6: The 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor in the camera allows you take capture crisp images with fine details.
- 1080/60p Full HD video (MP4 format): Such semi-pro cameras allows you to shoot more frames per second. The Canon EOS 80D enables speeds of up to 7.0fps for photos and full HD 60p/50p for movies to be achieved. With this feature, you won’t miss a single thing.
- Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD II monitor: It enables flexible positioning and clear viewing even outdoors.
Dimensions: Approx. 139 x 105.2 x 78.5mm
Weight: Approx. 650g (body only)
Image sensor: 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
Imaging processor: DIGIC 6
ISO speed: 100-16,000 (expandable to 25,600)
Continuous shooting speed: Approx. 7 fps
Maximum video quality: Full HD 60p
AF: 45 cross-type AF points
Wi-Fi/ NFC: Yes
LCD: 3” (approx. 1.04 million dots) vari-angle touch panel
Practice makes perfect. The more comfortable you are with such cameras, the more confident you will be in handling these giants. I hoping that I could hone my photography skills through Canon Photography workshops at Canon Imaging Academy so I signed up for a Basic Photography workshop in June using my SkillsFuture credits. It’s time to dig in deeper and understand more about photography. I would definitely share with you guys on what I’ve learnt during the course so stay tuned!
For more information on Canon cameras, head over to Canon SG website.