Wednesday, 9 January 2013

It's arrived

and even better, the exam papers I'm to spend my every waking hour marking for the next week or so haven't. Which means I've had time to play today.

Dave answered the door to the postman yesterday morning, and was handed a package for me! I was still in bed so he brought it up and when he realised what was in it went and got coffee (and the camera), climbed back in beside me, and together we attempted to work out how to use my new lens. As it's second hand no manual accompanied it. However I found a very basic one online, so we at least worked out how to turn it on before I had to get up and go to work.

Here's a first attempt:

Monday morning close up.

I've spent most of today reading the camera manual, and scrolling through the menus trying to work out how to do with the lens what I want. That is autofocus but manual everything else. I think I have finally managed it. And I found a group on Flikr dedicated to this lens which I've now joined. I'm hoping that by placing my own photos alongside those of other people using the exact same equipment I'll learn something. Fingers crossed it's dry tomorrow so I can go out and find interesting things to photograph, and get some proper practise in.


Susan Carpenter Sims said...

How exciting!!!! Congratulations :) I can't wait to see what you produce!

Ms Scarlet said...

I am rubbish with camera manuals... I suss out how the camera works, then by the next time I use it I've wiped everything from my memory. Frustrating.
Happy clicking, Eryl!

Pat said...

I hope it's dry tomorrow and the exam papers hold off awhile. Hve fun:0
I think RTFM was coined with me in mind:)

savannah said...

good shooting, sugar! can't wait to see your photos. xoxoxo

Eryl said...

Polli ~ I'm like a child in a sweet shop, so excited I can't actually choose what to do!

Scarlet ~ me too, they seem so complicated. Some of it seems to be sinking in, though, so I'm not without hope.

Pat ~ it's been a glorious day. I didn't actually get outside, but I did make much use of the windowsill.

I don't know what RTFM means, I'll google it.

Savannah ~ thank you! xoxoxo

red-handed said...

Nice. It's great when you find the instrument that spurs your creativity.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hope your exam work doesnt come tomorrow either Eryl - it sounds as though you can do with another day at least to work it all out.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Sounds like a lot of fun - Happy NEw Year Sweetie xxx

angryparsnip said...

I have limited myself to a small, very light point and click and now the camera on my smart phone.
I can't wait to see what come from the camera, new lens and you !

cheers, parsnip

The Unbearable Banishment said...

As with Miss Scarlet, I cannot stand manuals. I'm useless with them.

Don't forget to post your better results here.

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The World According To Me said...

I look forward to more close ups! Have fun with your new camera.

I've tagged you by the way, if you have any spare time!

Kim Ayres said...

I think it was a good investment :)

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