I was very impressed by the camera on the HTC One X when I had it a year ago, but other features of the S3 meant the One X was sold on pretty quick. With the HTC One now as my day to day device, I assumed the camera would be far better than my now aging S3, but looking at some results, I’m not so sure.
As I’ve mentioned, this year I’m looking to get more into photography, so I was over joyed when my good friends at Love-Cases offered me a camera backpack to try.
Ideally what I’d like is something I could use when on my motorbike that allows me to have storage space for cloths, gadgets, snacks and drinks as well as compartments for my camera equipment. I didn’t realise such a thing existed, but this Tuff Luv E-Volve backpack is exactly what I was looking for! Lets take a closer look.
For well over a year I’ve been toying with the idea of buying a new lens for my Canon 400D. I’d been keeping an eye on the Canon 70-300mm IS lens, the same as I’d borrowed from my dad to go to Brans Hatch last April, but they were up over £350 and didn’t seem to be coming down in any way. A couple of days ago I noticed Canon did a 55-250mm IS (Image Stabilized) lens, which I found for only £169 from a place near Bloomsbury Square, so this afternoon I headed in a bought one.
It’s about twice the size of the original lens (18-55mm) with a smooth zooming and auto focus motion. I’m not sure how often I’ll get to use it. Many places these days wont let you take a camera in if it has changable lenses. So, if I go back to Wembley to see the Saints play the Chargers for example, I wont be able to take my 400D with me.
While I was testing the lens, next doors dogs came out, so I put it to test. I was able to zoom right in on the dogs faces, and had to zoom out slightly to take the picture you see on the right.