So this is the Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C lens. What a long name. This is the “new” version – it has the C on the side.
I decided to buy this because I wanted a kit lens upgrade, and this has a larger aperture and macro mode, two things which I really like! The kit lens is always giving me “the subject is too dark” complaints.
This lens gets really amazing shots, colour is amazing, bokeh is amazing, macro is… magical. I can literally have the subject touching the lens and it will still focus. But… just one complaint from me – its way too heavy! The kit lens is 195g, and this is 535g. Almost 3 times the weight! And I think that’s what makes it unusable for me.. I will never look forward to bringing this lens around.
After like 4 years with my Nikon 5100, I finally upgraded my lens! It was actually a gift. But the pictures are amazing! The focus and the bokeh and the colours are so much better than the kit lens. I’m excited to take a lot more pictures this year!
For Labour Day weekend we decided to head to Tobermory for a road trip. It was really fun since we decided super last minute and ended up having to yolo a lot of the trip. We went on a sunset cruise and it was reaaally pretty! Sunsets are one of my favourite things. They are so simple yet so pure.
Pictures below are from iPhone 6s, since I didn’t bring my camera this time.
Summer is finally around the corner and the weather was really nice this weekend! We decided to get in touch with nature this Victoria Day weekend, and visit Crawford Lake Conservation Park.
The hiking is not too demanding, and has nice scenic views. I wish that the trails were a little longer – they are only around 30-45 minutes long, but I’d like something like 3-4 hours. Also, you have to pay $7.5 per person, which was a bit much, since we only stayed for an hour or so.
My friend who is studying (or graduating) from Harvard School of Design, and who I am super proud of, had a project based on Toronto’s waterfront, and asked me to take some pictures for her. I had a really nice time walking along the waterfront, and taking pictures of the scenery. It reminded me how much I enjoyed taking photos and using my DSLR camera. It has been over a year since I last touched my DSLR camera, and I was on the verge of selling it online, since I thought I would never use it again.
The DSLR was the first thing I ever bought with my first pay check of my first job out of university (yes that’s a lot of firsts). i used it all the time when I posted on here regularly, but I got lazy. That’s kind of my life story. I need to stop being lazy because I gain nothing out of it.
Anyways, here are a few of my favourite pictures from the day:
Life is a lemon if you dont know how to make lemonade.