bookmark_borderCanon Speedlite 580EX II


It has been awhile since I bought my Canon EOS 40D. And truth to be told, I’m happy with it even though there are many other better DSLR cameras in the market now. Furthermore, I’ve invested quite alot recklessly on lenses and accessories throughout the ownership period.

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

Though the ISO performance of Canon EOS 40D is acceptable, I find it hard to shoot in low light condition. At ISO 3200, the shutter speed is considerably slow and more importantly, it produces visible noise. So, which much consideration and all, I’ve bought Canon Speedlite 580EX II to accompany my Canon EOS 40D so it won’t feel bored which makes low light shooting a lot easier.

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

Well, I bet that you all should know the specifications and the usability by now, so I won’t list them here.

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

This should will be my last purchase before my next spending spree (which is not going to happen anytime soon judging on current economic situation). Besides, I’ve got to fill up my wounded ‘reservoir’. Blerrghh…

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

On the side note, why can’t Canon have built-in wireless transmitter in their DSLR line?! !@#$

p.s.: Somehow, the rule of thirds doesn’t apply well on white background. Hence, I’m forced to put the borders around the pictures.

p.p.s.: 2 days after purchasing this, there is rumour that Canon is coming up with Speedlite 700 EX. WTF?!

p.p.p.s.: I managed to grab hold of PDF version (scanned) of Canon Speedlite 580EX II user manual. Feel free to ask if you want a copy.

bookmark_borderA Victim in Photography World

I hereby confirm that I’m a victim of the said world. Let’s face it. The moment you purchased your first DSLR camera (a.k.a. Digital Single Lens Reflex), you are bound to ‘invest’ more and more in photography. Lenses, battery grip, flashgun, more lenses, flash diffuser, tripods and bags. Did I mention lenses? These are the so-called additional necessities, which you might need it in a way or another near future.

Battery Grip

Take for example, camera lenses. There are wide range of lenses such as telephoto, zoom, prime and wide angle lenses. These said lenses function differently from one another. One would not stick to their kit lens forever neither would they be satisfied with what they have in a long run. Photography enthusiast will purchase a better lens in order to satisfy their ‘cravings’ for better picture quality. Moreover, do take notice that lens manufacturers produce normal lenses as well as high quality lenses. Canon have L lenses as their premier lenses while Nikon have FX lenses.

The red line

Besides, there is another reason why the victim spends so much in photography. They refer to this reason as ‘poison’. I know it sounds a little weird but that’s the fact. It is hard to resist temptations once a evil friend of yours recommends something better to you.

There is no turning back as you could only go forward. There’s no such thing as splurging your cash on DSLR only once because that’s the myth. You will continue to pay more and more to get more and more accessories. It’s true, it’s true.

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

I’ve no money to eat for the next 3 months‘ , ‘I’m saving up for something‘ , ‘Do you think money grows on a tree behind my backyard?‘. Do these sentences ring a bell? Yes, you got it right. Not only that you have to use up all your saving just for one particular thing, you will have to use those common sentences like any other photographers. I’ve to admit that I do use them most of the time once in awhile.

Battery grip and lens

So, here’s a warning. To those who have yet to get their DSLR, please do take into consideration that you will end up spending more than what you had initially allocated your funds for.

By now, I guess you know what are my latest acquisitions. :P

Note : 98 normal posts (including this one) and 2 password-protect posts. I never thought that I could write so much crap.

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