A couple of weeks back I had so much fun testing that rented Canon EOS 5D Mark III… so I took it out for a walk with my beautiful friend Tedi to some of the older parts of Sofia… Care to join us?
Some wonderful images here
thank you so much for taking a look, glad you like the series 🙂
une bien belle serie
Nice captures….I have been enjoying my Mark III as well.
thanks, Rob!! it’s a great camera, isn’t it… 🙂
Great series !
happy you like it, Bernie 🙂 appreciated…
Great series – count me in!
hey, thanks 🙂 glad you joined in and enjoyed the (virtual) walk with us then 🙂
Nice shots ! In my opinion, the most important is the lens, not the camera. With the same lens and a Canon EOS 1200D, you would have had the same result. The eye of the photographer is also much more important than the camera.
I rent a lot of equipment now and then just to try out new things… especially those I can’t afford to buy lol 🙂 so… the lens is of critical importance, without any doubt!! but imho the same lens performs differently on different bodies.. hence I think it depends on the camera too… the difference is especially striking when it comes to crop-sensor and full-frame cameras… especially in terms of DOF… it also definitely makes a difference to have 11 or 52 focal points, I use a single AF all the time, no recomposing… the 5D picked up focus brilliantly at 1.4 on almost most occasions…
and you are absolutely (!) correct it depends on the eye behind the camera, the same camera used by different photographers may produce quite different results…
thank you sooo much for commenting 🙂 I appreciate your word!!
Of course, use a reliable and efficient camera is a pleasure. You’re right. We fail fewer shots and we avoid to start again and again. 😉
Have a nice Sunday, Alexandra !
I think what makes beautiful photos is the eye of the photographer first, the lens second and the camera third ….. this is a great serie
thank you very much, Nelson, happy you like the series!! the comment by filimages, just above yours, is quite similar to what you are saying… and I completely agree with both of you guys that it is not all about the camera… but it surely helps… 🙂 I believe a photographer can produce striking images even with a point-and-shoot… but then a better camera gives you a better tool to try out new things and experiment creatively… 🙂
having said this, I have to tell you that as much as I loved the full-frame experience, I’ll probably consider a smaller compact camera as my next purchase… cause the best camera is the one you have on you when you need it 🙂
You are right Alexandra, it happened to me more than one time where I saw something beautiful that would have made a nice photo and did not have my camera with me and could not captured it. I thought about getting a smaller camera but since I do not carry a purse with me, I need something that I could carry in a pocket. I have one of those and I think you lose a lot of flexibility by having almost everything automatic.
Woman do have an advantage with their purse, they can carry something a little bigger than a pocket size camera and something less that a full DLSR camera.
This is a wonderful series around Sofia with your friend. You both bring life to some old areas of the city. You have a wonderful photographic eye, and do well with whatever camera you have. 🙂
you are sooo supportive all the time, Lignum… I really appreciate that, you know I value your opinion so much!! 🙂 testing different equipment helps gain experience, expriment and learn… as I have so much to learn as yet… 🙂 and thanks for joining us for our walk around Sofia 🙂 hope you are enjoying an easy Sunday after the busy week 🙂
Cool! What lenses did you use?
hi, Suze 🙂 I used Canon 50 mm f/1.4 USM and Canon 85 f/1.8 USM… these are my lenses, I have always used mainly primary and fast lenses for portraits… they perform just as well on my camera (Canon 7D), but with the full-frame camera the DOF is to die for… 🙂 thanks for taking a look at the shots 🙂
The reason I’m asking is I decided to switch to full frame and have been looking into the 5dm3 but can’t decide what lens to go with 🙂 50mm sounds great though! PS I love coming here, so many wonderful photographs. You’re so gifted! ❤
aww, Suze, thank you so much for your kind words… they really mean a lot!!!…
about the lenses, it depends what you will be shootin… for environmental portraits it’s better you grab the 50 mm, then you can get more context into the frame… and it’s faster for low-light conditions … but my experience shows that the 85 mm is sharper and more reliable in terms of focus… thus it’s great for candid portraits, when you don’t want to get too close… and the bokeh is wow… but ima no expert, I shoot for fun… 🙂 maybe you should try and test them first to be able to choose… 🙂 lookin forward to more fabulous travel tales from you 🙂
Не. е. истина. Е как искам да снимам с теб….! И по-точно, ти да ме снимаш 🙂 Невероятни са, Алекс!!!!!
еее, много ме зарадва отново 🙂 Боби, знаеш решението, догодина – среща!!! тук, там или по средата 😀 🙂
Another great set of photos. Your friend looked completely natural in the photos. Well done to you, and to her, of course, for being a good sport. Sofia looks like a very charming place, I love how you captured the flaky parts of it 🙂 Even with your other cameras, your photos look good…it’s always about the photographer and the way they see the world that makes good photos 🙂
thank you so much for your lovely comment, Mabel 🙂 Tedi is a most beautiful and patient model and is always so supportive of me 🙂
ima happy you find Sofia charming, it surely is very charming and special for me (as it is my home town), it’s an old city young by heart 🙂
“an old city young by heart” I love how you describe your city. Certainly feels that way with Melbourne 🙂
Nice series. I especially like the last one.
thank you so much 🙂 I love the last one too… I even thought to post it as the first image of the series, but then decided to leave the best for last 🙂 hope you are having a great weekend 🙂
Great series Alexandra!
thanks much, Cecile 🙂
Чудни снимки, Алекс. Ако не беше споменала за МК3 , нямаше да разбера. В смисъл, снимките са типично в твой стил – истински уловени мигове и нестандартни композиции. ДОФ на зелената ограда е наистина разкош.
Анна, много ти благодаря 🙂 всъщност се получи много яка дискусия около този Марк3… хубавата камера много помага, но не е всичко… или обратното, хубавата камера не е всичко, но много помага лол 🙂 много се радвам, че намина, Анна 🙂
Когато взех МК2 , написах един пост с първи впечатления….
отскочих сега да го видя поста… мерсиии 🙂
This woman is sooo beautiful… That is a great set Alex and I hope hope I could join you girls… 😀
Have a great day… ❤
she is gorgeous, isn’t she 🙂 happy you joined in Meho, though only virtually 🙂
Wow, some great portraits, love the smoking one!
thank you so much, Andy 🙂 love the smoking one too 🙂 light was gorgeous there and made the smoke visible so well …
“Нося се по улиците, за да усетя какво е у дома…”
Алееекс, ама са чудесни снимките ти!
много ти благодаря, Гери 🙂 много поетичен коментар, както обикновено 🙂
Great shots and a good idea to rent a camera. I think I’ll check out the possibilities at my local camera shop.
I rent a lot… this is the only way to test different equipment 🙂
thank you kindly, Cardinal, happy you like the set 🙂
I really like this set. They are worthy for a magazine. I hope you get your full frame sooner than later.
thank you sooo much, you are way too generous 🙂
about the cam, it is going to be later than sooner, but at least I know what I want now… sigh…
Tu as parfaitement maîtrisé la profondeur de champ.
I am in love with your photos!! ❤ totally!
hey, thank you so much for your sweet comment 🙂 totally appreciated 🙂
Wow, beautiful Sofia and beautiful friend! I love the result with this camera. What is the lens? Amazing job as usual Alex ❤
thank you soooo much, Thatiana!! all shots here are taken with Canon 50 mm f/1.4 and Canon 85 mm f/1.8… and they perform pretty amazing on my own camera (Canon EOS 7D), but with the full-frame camera they fully unleash their potential…
These images are fantastic!!! It’s hard to go back to a crop sensor after using a FF.. You should check out the 6D. I own two of them and the second one I purchased was from Canon refurbished for $1,289. I would buy them over and over again! Hope the next two weeks fly by for you so that you can start blogging again!!
ima so happy you like the shots, you know I LOVE your portrait work so much… 🙂 I’ve always wanted to ask what camera you use… now I’m definitely checking out the 6D… at this point I can’t afford the 5DMarkIII, it’s not a reasonable investment for a hobby… but you are so right that once I’ve tasted the full frame, this is all I want 🙂
can’t wait to be catching up with your blog, see you in two weeks 🙂
Super shots, all! The age and character of the city’s old neighborhood(s) come through. NO. 25’s entrance is so distinctive. The backgrounds in the tram pic. and the yellow-shutters pic. are especially pleasing. Tedi appears to be a natural poser. Enjoyed the results of your photo-walk. 🙂
thank you so much, Kishore 🙂 maybe you should consider Sofia for some of your future photo shoots? 🙂
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