Weekend With Canon (A 3-Part Mini-Series) – Part “the deuce”: The images


5th Ave. looking north. Shot at F8 or something I think.

I have mentioned in the first part of this 3-part mini series that this was the first time I am using a Canon DSLR at length. So, I am really in unfamiliar territory with this in terms of how the auto focus system behaves, and how the metering system is like, etc., etc. Handling, ergonomics, and menu digging aside, I did feel somewhat at home with the taking picture part of this system.  Much like with any modern day DSLR, (more…)

2 Minute Minor: Delay of Post – 86 Jezza Norris

Beets by Me:  1/1600 sec.  F/1.2 ISO-200

Beets by Me:
1/1600 sec.

We here at Just Wrote A Blog try to give you the best possible content in a timely manner, even though we’ve sucked at it in the past.  I myself got a little carried away with my 3-part ‘Weekend with Canon’ mini series, and did not take into account a couple of things.  One of them is how massive the jpg’s are (converted from RAW) on a 50 MP camera.  File sizes ranged from 30-43 MB.  I will need to maneuver a few things around so you all can have access the full size JPG’s, as well as small enough files for the normal blog.  The blog entry itself is a bit of all over the place, so I need to refine that a scoche.

So while we fix these issues, please enjoy a photo of some beets (above)   that I took with the 5DS and the filthy fifty (50mm F/1.2 L)

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Weekend With Canon (A 3-Part Mini-Series) – Part “the first”: The Body of the 5DS

It's nice of Canon to reminds us to Bring It.  You know extra memory cards, batteries, lenses, etc.,

It’s nice of Canon to reminds us to Bring It.  You know: extra memory cards, batteries, lenses, etc.

Thank you to Fotocare for holding this rental for me.  <-Useless plug, well maybe.

Let me get something out of the way first. Canon’s 5DS is the first Canon DSLR that I have spent any significant time with. I have shot DRebels, and A 7D Mk1, but only for a few shots, and really just a quick look with some of my various friends gears.

Having said that, the main reason why I never really considered Canon (more…)

Shoot out!


Shooting Canon’s 5DS has been challenging to say the least.  Challenging in a sense that I truly hate it’s ergonomics.

Anyway, resolution wise my old D700 won’t be able to keep up, but let’s see how my Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D holds up against the much more expensive and much bigger Canon 50mm F1.2 L II

Will be shooting comparison shots throughout the day.  Stay tuned.

Random photo of the day – November 3, 2012

Full Moon

The return of the random photos.  This was taken the night after the storm, quiet night, and I had nothing much to do, being without power and such.  The moon was full that night, and with the power out, there were no street lights, and thus making it stand out much more.


Canon S95
HDR Mode


This was shot using my Canon Powershot  S95’s HDR mode.

Random Flickr photo of the Day – October 2, 2012

Another “test” shot of my then new Canon Powerhot S95. This time trying out the HDR capabilities. Honestly, I cannot say how I like it, as I personally am not that crazy with HDR shots to begin with. I guess it can have some uses if done in the right circumstances.

HDR boredom

Canon Powershot S95
HDR mode
0.25 sec (1/4)
7.5 mm
ISO 1600

Random Flickr Photo of the Day – September 18, 2012

Nothing really special today, another photo testing out how the bokeh looks on my then new Canon Powershot S95.
I wasn’t expecting much, but I do like the creamyness that it produces.

S95 @ F/2

Halo Spartan
Canon Powershot S95

Random Flickr photo of the day – September 14, 2012

Nothing special on this shot, just a quick test on how my then new Canon Powershot S95 would handle low light situations.  It handled it pretty damn well.  Prior to me getting the S95, I never cared much for point and shoots. But I got tired of lugging either my Nikon D700, or Pentax K20, so to relieve myself of carrying around bulky DSLR’s I did some research, and found the S95 to be a good grab and go shooter.  I am pretty much in love with this little monster, and I will not hesitate to recommend this or any of it’s successors to anyone.  Time and again, this has captured images just as good as my 2 DSLR’s, granted it’s still limited, but still packs a punch.


As you can see on the photo below, it captured the night scene fairly well.

Night shot

Canon Powershot s95
Full auto


Now, I may or may not be able to post for the next few days.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Most viewed Flickr photo of the day

And today’s most viewed photograph on my Flickr photostream with a whopping 13 views is….

Canon Powershot S95 @ f/2 part - 2

Canon Powershot S95 @ f/2.0


I shot this when I first got my Canon Powershot S95.  By far one of the best camera’s i’ve ever had the pleasure of using.  I was never much for a point and shoot person, but after I picked this up, I cannot recommend this camera enough.  It is up there in price, (the S100 it’s replacement, is about $4-500) but it is also up there in quality.  In full auto mode, it still produces amazing shots.