Thursday, September 27, 2007

Out with Nikon Coolpix S7c ...

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

And in with Canon EOS 400D SLR!

Woohoo, look at these gorgeous sharpies of the KMM gang!



6 comments:

cat_aunty said...

Yes, and Mr P scrubbing the floor behind Kootoo's back??

calsifer said...

Wah! Upgrade!!!! Clarity-ville here comes the KMM crew!

Eh, why Canon ar, Mama Piggy?

Me lusting after the Nikon D80... dunno when then can afford one. Getting a bit frustrated with our Canon S2 - SLR sounds divine!

Kootoo | Muffin | Milo said...

Haha, Cat aunty, Mr P is taking Kootoo's pix lah, although I wouldn't have minded a male slave!

Calsifer, now now, let's not get into the Is-Canon-better-than-Nikon debate :P But after my friend pointed out the difference between pixs taken by Nikon and Canon, we were sold. I have pixs of the cats taken with a Nikon D40 and our latest Canon 400D. I could tell that while the Nikon D40 pixs were sharp and crisp, they were rather "harsh" and the cats appear rather flat, if you know what I mean. Looking at the Canon 400D pixs, there is a certain "fullness" to the kitties' features. Amateur review here, pls don't shoot me!

~ Mama Piggy (posting from her lovely cubicle at work again)

calsifer said...

Amateur? You, Mama Piggy?

Can you send a sample fo those pics? mighty curious to see the diff for myself.

southernoise said...

heh... congrats! can't wait to see more photos!

Picture quality comes mainly from the lens used rather than the body. So what you may have compared may not be apple to apple. But nevertheless its all good!

I'd recommend to get a Canon 50mm f1.8 or issit f1.9 lens, think you can get it used from Clubsnap.com not too expensive even if you buy it brand new. You'll have to zoom with your feet but I love using 50mm prime lens when shooting cats and dogs.

BTW, Pentax user here... so I'm from the "REAL" darkside! ahaha...

Mr P said...

hi southernoise,

totally agree with u. 50mm f1.8 is the way to go. the kit lens isnt very good at f3.5-4.5. i'm sure you saw the latest 3 shots taken with the 50mm in the newer post. not too sharp bec of butterfingers me and it was 7pm or after areadi..

if we strike toto, i dun mind having the 50mm f1.2 (!!) or 17-40mm constant f4. or was it f2? anyway its over 2 or 3 Gs, so can forget it... :(