In 1986 I discovered my dads Canon FT QL(see photo on the left) . My dad bought two lenses with the Camera and I think it came with the leather case you see in the picture, as far is I know it was bought before I was born in 1974. I loved this camera it thought me about aperture, ISO. I took a lot of pictures with this camera of different topics. One of my favorites to shoot was track and field action shots.
This camera broke and I was unable to take any more pictures with it, I don’t want to sound melodramatic but it broke my heart. Back then we didn’t really have the money to send it to Canon, and the camera was about 15 years or so old making it unfeasible to get fixed.
Recently(first week of January) I bought a Canon EOS 20d(see stock photo on the left) it came with a 28-80mm consumer Canon lens. Reason for buying this camera is simple I want to get back into shooting photos, and what better way to do so then with a brand you know.
I found myself being really rusty in the understanding of aperture, ISO and shutter speed. So to remedy this I am now reading Understanding Exposure by Bryan Petterson, a book I can really recommend especially for beginners but also for seasoned veterans wo have gotten a little rusty. It a great book to have on your shelf, be it digital or not. Bryan takes real world examples and translates it to words, in a way that is easy to understand for everybody. I am only on page 43 at the moment but I am not finding it hard, read this book isn’t dry, to read through at all.
I now find myself wanting better glass, a popular term for lenses on photography forums. Not because I a such an awesome photographer that I need better glass. I am just running into the limitations of my Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6, the link is to version 2 of this lens. I have decided to not buy any glass that is consumer grade, I will save money a little longer and buy L glass instead.–I have to change that statement some of the lenses in the Sigma line-up look really good.– The overall quality of this pro grade glass is so much better, they are also graded better in online reviews. I think it is worth the extra money, it also makes it easier to go full-frame if I so desire later on down the road.