Monday, May 02, 2011

Not Again!

I think I will always have this demon plaguing me. The "DSLR or No DSLR". So here I am, happily trudging along with life, often bringing my new G12 everywhere I go but I don't take any photos. So yeah, I don't take much photos these days. Uninspired. Plus my iPhone camera takes what is sufficient just to show proof that I was there hanging out with my group of friends.

Then yesterday at a wedding, even though I could have brought my G12, I didn't. Instead, at my table, my friend brought her Nikon D40 with these awesome lens. I took one shot. Just ONE shot. And I swear, I'm in love.
Focussed on the wrong prawn though...
I love the bokeh! But but but... would I spend thousands just so that I can get great bokeh shots? My G12, great as a point & shoot and as a prosumer, isn't able to give me this. Plus, it's not even 6 months since I got it and yet I hardly take photos with it.

Just bear with me as I battle this one out again. I usually am successful at stamping out any spark of desire by vehemently declaring, "Die! Die! DIE!!" but this time, even after chanting it for a full day and then seeing the photo again and again, my valiant efforts are starting to wear thin, my sane reasonings on why I don't need one are flying out the window. 
*Groan*

6 comments:

Walk On said...

You know..my 'smartphone' camera did a bokeh effect the other day when I was taking a shot of a product which was defected. I was so pleased with the picture and decided to take an artistic view of it, not like the manufacturers will care...but how does a bokeh happen when my handphone camera isn't using special lense?

jo said...

can. but it will not turn out like the one above. post it up on your blog and let me see?

jo said...

one of my bokeh shots from my old camera i passed to you is this pink tulip one i use as my avatar. see how still very clear the other flowers are instead of just focusing on the single flower in the middle?

Mlle Monster said...

Being so awkward to whip out at the dinner table, the main gripe I have with the dSLR and lenses is the size and bulkiness. And lugging it around during travelling is a major pain. BUT the reward lies in the pics and gratification you get when you see them on your pc. (Sorry, I be in the dSLR camp, making ur decision harder :D)

Kelvin said...

It's a bit of trade-off I suppose. What lens were you using when you took this shot? I'm just curious. Was it a prime lens?

jo said...

sorry, i asked which lens it was but i can't remember :) uh, what is prime lens?

monster, you are evil!