Monday, May 14, 2007
In order to prevent any positive number from appearing on my bank account, I made a major purchase of photographic equipment this weekend. Ever since I bought my digital camera two years ago, I’ve been aching for an external flash (amongst other things). My Canon EOS 350D does have a small flash, but it’s purpose is to fill in the shadows on a bright sunny day rather than take pictures in poorly lit rooms. It’s range is limited, and it leaves shadows on the wall behind the subject and creates highlights on whatever you’re targeting.
No more with my brand new Canon Speedlite 430EX ! I can take pictures inside a black hole now and get clear images of what’s inside (I’m referring to an object in space, jokers. Any humorous attempts concerning anal sex and Uranus need not apply). No more dark rims (oh, grow up!) around my subjects. No more gleaming white foreheads and cheeks (that’s enough, now get out!)
All in all it was not that expensive, thanks to a link I found on Pietel’s weblog to a shop in my old hometown Turnhout. This particular shop practically gave it away, at a full 107 Euros cheaper than most other shops (242 instead of 349 euros)! And because Canon is celebrating the 20th birthday of the EOS series, I can get a 15 € refund on top! I’m getting rich just by buying photographic equipment!
Anyway, the pictures of the baby will be stunning. Or not. I hope I figure out how this thing works before Mrs. Bart goes into labour. Anyway, the baby will be stunned, this thing gives a serious blitz.