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Featured Photo Wednesday – Ludovica M. B.

What a magical morning! Next time you’re all snug in bed, and don’t want to get up because it’s too cold or you’re too tired. Don’t think just get up, what you experience once you leave and pick up that camera will mean far more in the years to come than if you got 10 more minutes of sleep! What an amazing capture, so delicate and peaceful, beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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This is a picture I took on a snowy day. Snow is not so common where I live, so on those cold days there had been some problems, so schools remained closed.
I woke up very early in the morning, that day, because I didn’t want to miss the sunrise: I just wanted to take some pictures of the snowy woods at dawn. Actually, I also wanted to try out my new macro lense.

When I was walking through the woods, I suddenly stopped, because something had catched my eye.
I saw that the branches of the trees all around me had something like ‘glass pendants’ hanged on them.
The pink and smooth light of the dawn highlighted their shapes perfectly.

All that silence and that beautiful vision made me feel as comfortable as I had never felt before. It was amazing, like being in some kind of heaven on Earth.
I admired all this for several minutes. Then, when the sun was about to rise, I took this picture, and when I look at it, I always remind of those moments.

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Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Canon EF-S 60mm f2/8 Macro

The Canon EF-S 60mm lens has great reviews. The thing I liked about the reviews  was it seemed to be popular not just macro, but also portrait.

The price isn’t really all that bad considering what you get… right now Amazon is selling it for $429.00 + Free Shipping. Buy.com is a little less at $409.00 + Free Shipping. Dell is selling it for $419.00 + Free Shipping as well.

Here is the official Product Description:

Bring small things into full-sized view with the Canon EF 60mm macro USM lens. Macro lenses can uncover detail that would be impossible to detect by the eye and give new perspective to extremely minute subjects such as insects or the petals of a small flower, and this lens is no exception. The 60mm lens offers an angle of view that’s equivalent to a 96mm lens on a 35mm camera, along with a floating optical system that can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification. The inner focusing system, meanwhile, is driven by a silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM), meaning the lens’s overall length never changes during focus. Ultimately, the multi-purpose lens is equally at home shooting macro shots, portraits, or available-light photos. Like all Canon EF-S lenses, this lens is restricted to the EOS 20D, EOS Digital Rebel, and EOS Digital Rebel XT cameras.
  • Focal length: 60mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:2.8
  • Lens construction: 12 elements in 8 groups
  • Diagonal angle of view: 25 degrees
  • Focus adjustment: Manual
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.65 feet
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter, 2.8 inches long
  • Weight: 11.8 ounces

EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens with 35mm equivalent of 96mm * compatible with Canon APS-C sensor digital SLR cameras only * USM (ultra sonic motor) for fast, silent focusing * auto focus system allows full-time manual focus override with lens still in AF mode * ideal for close-up, portrait, and available light shooting * working distance: 3-1/2″ from front of lens to subject at life-size (1:1) magnification *

Technical Details:

  • 60mm macro lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for EOS digital SLR cameras
  • 25-degree angle of view is equivalent to 96mm lens on 35mm camera
  • Floating optical system can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification
  • Silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for autofocusing
  • Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 2.8 inches long; 1-year warranty

Here is a video showing what the Canon 60mm f/2.8 lens looks like:


Tamron AF 18-270mm for Canon DSLR Cameras

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD LD Aspherical IF Macro Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras

Right now the price is $549.00 which includes $100.00 rebate! 

Tamron always seems to have some sort of rebate going on!

Official Product Description:

The acclaimed Tamron 18-270mm VC ultra zoom for APS-C format DSLRs has reached an astonishing new level of compactness, performance, and speed Tamron lenses at Amazon.comwith the addition of PZD (Piezo Drive), an innovative ultrasonic autofocus motor based on an advanced piezoelectric design. The result is a lens that’s considerably lighter, and noticeably shorter and slimmer (filter diameter: 62mm) than any previous lens in its class, and provides faster, quieter auto-focusing.

Signature features that have made this amazingly versatile lens the world standard in its class have been retained. They include a 28-419mm equivalent (15X) zoom range, an improved, lightweight, compact Vibration Compensation (VC) system, macro focusing to 0.49m (19.3 inches) throughout, and, of course, superlative imaging performance.