While I’m relatively new to the DSLR market and have a pretty low end model in the 650d, I’m loving getting in to the whole culture of amateur photography. I recently purchased the 40mm pancake lens Canon released last year. I’ll upload a few of the shots that I took yesterday while I was in the backyard while talking about some of the strong points of this pancake lens.
As you can tell, the details are crisp, the colors are sharp and you can shoot all day long while you have this thing in your hands. The weight isn’t even a concern like it is a lot of the time. One of the greatest parts about this lens is also its downfall: the fixed zoom of only being 40mm forces the photographer to frame their shots in whatever place they are standing. This makes for great portrait and macro shots, however when you’re trying to capture wild life (which is what I was trying to do yesterday) it is nearly impossible to get any good shots. While I knew this before I even attempted to take some shots, I thought the animals would be a little more willing to be photographed, but even my little dog was acting like a crazy mofo when I showed up with my camera:
The action shots I got were few and far between, but the ones I did get were actually pretty crisp and beautiful with the greens and natural light. Pros: weight, framing the shot in your mind and crisp detail. Cons: no zoom, making wildlife shots nearly impossible.
I think the bottom line is I have to go out with this lens sometime again soon and have some models I can actually communicate with: maybe a talking pig that can’t take a hint from his date that she wants to get it on. Seriously bro, get off your cell phone and give this girl a chance instead of playing FRUIT NINJA all night long.
Unfortunately, I feel for the guy, I’ve been in that situation before. Sometimes you aren’t feeling the date, and I think that is the part of the story we aren’t seeing here: that this girl is super boring to talk to or be with, and she just wants to get it on. There has to be chemistry, and we’re only getting pieces of this puzzle. How did the car break down in the first place? Maybe this crazy psycho b**** sabotaged the car on purpose to get them stranded up there? In which case you best believe I’d be bringing FRUIT NINJA out to play. If anything, I’d be calling 911 and not my insurance company. Maxwell the Pig, get your priorities in order ASAP, before this girl cuts you up and grills you on the hood of your broken car. Bacon & eggs sound really good right now…