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Over the weekend (before Christmas), my hands itched for something to play. Add on this, I’m starting to pick up photography as my past time thingy.

Hence, I got this;

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

I’m very satisfied with my spending because it produces great pics for its price tag (RM 1,320) as I couldn’t afford Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L. Well, what can I say, the build is there (better than my useless Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS) and most importantly, the f is 1.4 which I craved for as I mostly take portraits and food pictures in low light conditions. It has USM (Ultrasonic Motor) in it and hence, the autofocus is pretty fast and very silently. Besides, it produces excellent bokeh (blurred background) shots.

I shall let the pictures speak for itself;


Crumpler 6 Million Dollars camera bag

Decorations on Christmas tree

Decoration on Christmas tree

Updated with more pictures;



You might wonder, where the heck are portrait shots? Well, I did spam alot (of portrait shots) during Christmas Eve party, but I’m not a fan of showing pictures of my family. So, I apologize for that in advance.

By comparison, it works well when f is at 2.8 and above for portrait shots as the DOF is pretty shallow for f below that value.

Looks like this lens is gonna be on my Canon EOS 40D body for a very very very long time (maybe permanent :P ). I’ll keep my kit as my spare lens.

note to self : stop spending so much for year 2008…!!

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