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A change of plans and more DSLR news

I need to make it a habit to write regularly.  I’ve been a little anti-sharing lately.  I’ve been focusing more on the camera than the tech equipment.  So the direction of Popmonkeys.com will shift towards camera and camera gear.  Of course, I’ll write about tech from time to time.

So, what have I been up to?  Well, my trusty Canon EOS 50D is finally getting some serious upgrades.  I made the switch to L lenses for most of my pictures.  I picked up the Canon 70-300 mm f4-5.6L IS in January.  I also added the Canon 24-70 mm f2.8L.  I considered long and hard between the 24-70mm f2.8L and the 24-105mm f4L IS.  The 24-105mm f4L does offer a more usable focal length.  However, I mostly shoot handheld in low light.  So the f2.8 was the winner.  Both lenses are spectacular.  If you don’t need the f2.8, go with the 24-105 because it’s $300 cheaper, has IS, and gives you 30mm more to play with.

The 50D crop 1.6x sensor is the perfect match the for the 70-300mm telephoto zoom.  This combination yields an impressive 480mm zoom.  I am thinking about upgrading the camera body to something with more features.  I’ll be taking a long hard look at the upcoming 5D Mark III.