My new camera, a Canon 6D.

Photo of my new camera with the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Taken with Nick’s camera
Photo of my new camera with the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Taken with Nick’s camera

Camera enthusiasts know exactly what I am talking about. Non-camera enthusiasts will pretend to know what I’m talking about and marvel at how big my new camera is.

Nick and I both decided to buy the same camera body. We both have our own cameras but felt it was time to upgrade to full-frame bodies. I’ll avoid too much of the photography jargon and just say that we wanted to upgrade our equipment. :)

We did a lot of research into what we were after, and settled for the Canon 6D. My old camera is a 60D. As a concert photographer I felt I needed some new gear anyway, and I got a lens that was similar to my 18-50mm f/2.8, that being a 24-70mm f/2.8. It works out to be around the same focal length.

Here are some test shots, the one of my camera itself was taken with Nick’s camera. He got the 16-35mm f/4 lens.

Pearl ring and earrings
Pearl ring and earrings
My teal clock!
My teal clock!
Some polaroids of me and Nick
Some polaroids of me and Nick
My old 60D body
My old 60D body
Photo taken by Nick (I’m holding his camera)
Photo taken by Nick (I’m holding his camera)

I am still getting used to it, I’m keen to take it out on a spin. Namely to take some nature shots and to lug it to a concert or gig some time. I’ve noticed it doesn’t do too marvellously when zoomed in and if I try to take super close shots. I don’t think that will be an issue that bothers me though. If it does, there are obviously better lenses for the job. :D

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Heyyyyy I recognize that knitted cupcake! ;)

I’ve been looking at getting an interchangeable lens camera, but I haven’t decided on anything yet. Also, I haven’t saved for it so it’s not a high priority, but it’s something I have been researching and am intrigued by!

Yes I still have it! Haha. <3 Let me know if you need any help choosing a camera!

The camera looks so good – I’ve been searching for a camera myself thats compact but still take amazing shots like the ones you’ve posted!

The polaroids of you and Nick are absolutely adorable! <3

Haha aww thanks Pauline. <3 I’m not totally sure on compact cameras since I’ve been using huge ones for ages, but the Canon EOS M is one with interchangeable lenses that is super compact. I suggest looking into the pros and cons because I’m unfamiliar with that type of camera. I think it would help you get amazing shots though. :)

Very nice! I almost got the 6D myself, but I then decided that upgrading to full frame was too expensive (as I’d need new lenses as well) and settled for the 7D Mark II, which is pretty awesome too :D

I’m one of those non camera enthusiasts, but even still, that’s a very nice camera. Your pictures are so CLEAR, seriously. I can see the atoms of those items, I jest of course, but even still, it’s pretty awesome. Congrats on getting new equipment!

Haha I know that feeling of seeing those atoms! Feels really good to get a crisp photo, I can tell you that. xD

Yay, I’m glad you chose the 6D! It’s a great camera, and I love it :D When I was first considering a full frame, the 5D series made me hesitate because of the price and how bulky they were. I’m really glad Canon added a lighter and less expensive full frame to the mix!

The 24-70/2.8L is also a fantastic and versatile lens. I always rent it when I do event photography for work. At home, I own the f/4 version, since I originally bought it for landscapes.

I hope you like the new body and lens! Great choice on both!

Thanks Cat! I really held out on this one, or even getting a full frame at all… because spending thousands of dollars on the body alone was not something I was willing to do.

That makes sense. :) I will be shooting a lot of low-light so the 2.8 was the one to go with. Needless to say, I probably won’t be buying any more lenses any time soon. I think the one I chose will be a good general purpose lens, and Nick and I can share lenses! :P

Mmmmmm, that looks so delicious. :D It’s so awesome that you got it and I bet there is going to be lots of awesome photos coming up very soon. When you are taking photos regularly and are doing gigs, you need a camera that you are happy with.

Do the old lenses fit on that camera? If they don’t, are you interested in selling them?

The old lenses don’t fit because they only fix on a crop-sensor body. :( :( They served me so, so well though, and I love them. I have a Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 and a 30mm f/1.4. I will be selling them, so send me an email if you are interested! I asked someone else but if I don’t hear from them by the end of the week then I can certainly extend the offer to you. :)

I am also a Canon user, mine is called Canon 700d. I love you lens as well! ? it has such great aperture. haha I use 50mm f/1.8 but it doesn’t have the zoom feature.

Nick’s old camera is the 700D! :) I had the 50mm f/1.8 a while ago with my first Canon camera (it’s a great lens!), but I swapped it out for a 30mm f/1.4. I found that at concerts I had to always move back because the 50mm was quite close to the subject. xD

Nice new camera, Georgie! I’m not a big photography buff, but from what I can see the camera is of great quality! I love the shots you’ve taken. I smiled at seeing the teal clock because I know you’re very fond of that colour, and that clock is very suiting! :D

And those Polaroids of you and Nick are awesome! I love it! :D You two are so cute! ^^

Thanks Tara! Haha, yes, I got that teal clock in Japan a couple of years ago. I was debating between it and the red. Even though red is my favourite colour, some shades of red look cheap or too light. I just have a huuuuuge affinity to teal right now. :D

I gotta get some more polaroid film! ;)

Hey I’ve been looking for a camera that’s compact but takes great quality photos! Is there anything you can recommend? Btw, nice camera! I’ve always fancied to have one like that even though I’m far from knowing the technical stuff of being a photohrapher haha! Would love to learn tho!

Hi Pam, you might be interested in the Canon EOS M. It’s compact and has interchangeable lenses (so there are many options for zooms or primes – that is, lenses that do not zoom) just like other standard DSLRs like my own. As far as size goes, that is one of the best ones if you want good quality photos.

If you don’t want interchangeable lenses, the Nikon Coolpix and the Panasonic Lumix are other relatively good but compact cameras. I hope that helps.

I’m the non-camera enthusiast… YOUR CAMERA IS SO BIG! Hahaha :)

I’ve been wanting a new camera for ages, but I don’t think I’m ready for the professional ones yet. Maybe just a compact one that takes high quality pictures.

I do like the quality of your photos, though!