Aleks thinks he can hear a car

It wasn't, it was the treatment system pump.

I took Aleks outside this afternoon for a little photo shoot. About 130 odd photos later, I had three which looked pretty good. This is one of them.

Taken at the equiv of 135mm (in 35mm speak).

View all photos taken: Saturday, 14th October 2006, This photo: 3:13pm


  • photo by Alison said:
    Love the eyelashes on his cheek. It's always good to get their cute little hands in the photo too! So natural.
  • Margot- said:
    Cute pose! I love this one. After 130 shots I'd begin to hear things, too. (^.^)
  • David de Groot said:
    He did this pose right at the end of the shoot, I couldn't resist but he dropped his hand before I was ready. Luckily for me he did it again. :)

    I'm currently trying to work out what lenses to get when I buy a dSLR.
    I figure the Canon 50mm f/1.8 is a definite.
    As is the Canon EF 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IS USM, as I'd be lost without a decent zoom.
    But then I reckon I need something in the wide end to, so I think the Tamron AF 19-35mm F/3.5-4.5 might be the go. That should probably do for starters.
  • Margot- said:
    Ah, this was the exciting part for me -- transiton to dSLR. It took us two years to save for it...more years of dreaming, planning and choosing. I think your lens choices are great. Yay!
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm thinking I might drop the Tamron 17-35 and go with the kit lens (18-55). It should still be wide enough on the bottom end and will save me a couple of hundred dollars. For portraits I'd be using the 50mm anyway, and a lot of my usual photography is taken at long zooms so the 70-300 should get a good workout.
    Besides, the larger sensor on the 400D should make up for the average kit lens compared with the same focal lengths on the S2 IS.... I think.
  • looby88 said:
    there is a very good canon wide lens 10-22, not cheap of course, its on my wish list, and there it might stay, the other possibility would be the sigma 10-20. doesnt give info on the greys as yet but good info on canon, he's a canon fan !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, I've seen reviews, but it's $1400 here :(

    Still, 18mm equates to 28mm (35mm equiv. scale), which is probably reasonable. Not quite as wide as the 23mm equiv. I get with the wide-angle convertor on the S2, but decent enough.

    How bad is the kit lens anyway Helen ? I presume you got one on the 350D ?
  • looby88 said:
    well, my version was enough to make me despair, and I'm not the despairing kind !! put it this way I thought I should have stuck with the s2, I thought the camera was overated etc etc, its lying in a drawer never to see the light of day again !My sons didnt seem so bad, it costs about 50 pounds- cheap, cheap cheap, you get what you pay for.I think its okay to start with if you can twiddle with photoshop, which I cant !!
  • looby88 said:
    check out the groups on flickr- the 300, 350 etc, often talks about lenses on there- and photos to view, the kit lens will start you off then you can go for a good walk about zoom lens, the 1.8 is sharp, the 1.4 is better built and pricey as well !!
  • mike costolo said:
    Cute kid!

    Seen in Thirtysomething... (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm, that bad eh? Well with the other two lenses, it might do for starters and I can get a better walk around lens later. Maybe... Might need to go to a store and try one out.
    And yes, I looked at the prices of the 1.8 and 1.4 and decided the 1.8 would do initially :)

    Thanks Mike, he is indeed, and being 4 he lets you know it too :)