Meet Shin-Chan: Yet Another New Boyfriend

Shin-Chan is my new Canon EOS 450D. He joins Mi-Chan (my Macbook) and Feenie-Kun (my DS) in my Harem.

Bought him for roughly PhP42,000 and he came with the following accessories:
Zoom Lens EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Wide Strap EW-100DBIII
Battery Charger LC-E5E
Battery Pack LP-E5
Interface Cable IFC-200U
Video Cable VC-100
Software
Patriot 2GB SD Card
A Canon / Dark Knight Back Pack (promotional thing for the movie)

And I bought a Hoya UV Filter for my lens for around P500.

I’m still a bit confused with all the things I have to press. Thought going digital would be easy but it looks like there are just so many things to operate. Pardon my ignorance because the last camera I held was a Nikon FM10 SLR and the only thing that I had a remotely difficult time with was making sure that I maximize my rolls of film (by applying a certain technique while loading them).

The lens are w00t! And the shots look so alive. It has an automatic depth-of-field setting except that I have to study it first. It keeps giving depth to the wrong object. (Hahahahahaha!) And you can actually see it with your very eyes through the viewfinder, without having to look through the LCD preview!

Anyway, I’d have to read the manual thoroughly and I’m still learning how to properly handle him. I mean, just like in any new relationships…we’re in the getting-to-know-you phase.

(Special thanks to Mike Mariano for helping me find a store and to Cham and Nicco for helping me pick a model. Now, I can start shooting for M. Marino Photography, too. Hehehe.)

64 Comments

  1. Mark Ian Jaudian

    July 26, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    aba eh nice! hehhe kakainggit! wuhahahuhuhuahaha :))

  2. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    shempre phone cam ang pinangkuha ko ng pics ni Shin-chan. hahahahahaha!

  3. Mark Ian Jaudian

    July 26, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    hahaha! sana nakipost narin kayo sa tapat ng mirror miss! :))

  4. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    hallo! as if naman wala kang sariling gamit noh. ang mahal kaya ng video equipment. hahahahahaha!

  5. Czarina Maye

    July 26, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    wow! baka mamaya kayo na prof ko sa photography ha! ;D

  6. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    hindi na mangyayari yun…unless gusto mo kumuha ng short courses sa APC. hehehehe.

  7. jorge andrada

    July 26, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Mike Mariano…hmmm. Sounds like a name I encountered at the old Ph-photo list. BTW, I'm jorge, pia's husband. I learned she's been sneaking messages from my account haha. Have fun with your BF.

  8. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    hm…it's probably him. though the name's very common, i think the fact that he's a photographer narrows it down.

    hello, sir jorge! nice to see you here. say hi to ms. pia for me. 😀

  9. justine joya

    July 26, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    hey thats me!! hahahaha lol!! xD

  10. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    hahaha! oo nga. ikaw nga una kong naisip nung inabot sakin yung UV filter.

  11. justine joya

    July 26, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    hahaha lol!!! i am so jealous…. really makes me wish that i have a job.. =(

  12. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    cham, the csb student who was with me kanina in the GA, bought (through savings) a Canon 400D some time ago. and you know what? after buying the camera, he immediately earned 50K right after because he was able to cover two events.

  13. Jayvee Elvert

    July 26, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    PWEH!!!! PANGET ANG CAM!!!! hahahaahahahaha!!!!! *kunyari inggetero ako – check my PM* HAHAHAAHA!

  14. justine joya

    July 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    hehe un nga e.. if i get a cam… i could be a semi-professional photographer.. ^^, i hope…

  15. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    hahahaha! at least makakapag-shoot na rin ako sa M. Marino Photography. so puwede na rin ako kumuha ng unflattering shots of mike mariano. hahahaha!

  16. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    you cover events na rin lang naman sa APC, why not the rest of the world? ^_^

  17. Jayvee Elvert

    July 26, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    HAHAHAAHAHAAHA!!!! I SO LOOOVVVEEEE Wednesdays! =P

  18. ego faylona

    July 26, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    waw! everybody's suddenly getting a DSLR! Congrats!

    …and i haven't even given my d80 a name yet. hihi.

  19. justine joya

    July 26, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    hehe very inspiring words… yeah… ill do that.. ^^

  20. Jon delos Reyes

    July 26, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    uy si miss…change career na. haha!

  21. Jon delos Reyes

    July 26, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    uy si miss…change career na. haha!

  22. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    in my case, it's kinda semi-required.

  23. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    hehe, kamusta na jon!
    wala naman akong defnitive career path talaga eh. every two years ako nabo-bore at nagpapalit (when i reach my goal or peak in that field, that's when i usually get bored). kaya tama na nasa mutimedia arts ako kasi ang di ko na lang yata napapasok eh 3D at vidprod. hahahaha!

  24. Leia Gutierrez

    July 26, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Congrats! Hahaha! San ka bumili?

  25. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    infomaxx sa parksquare 1. mas mura shempre sa hidalgo pero natatakot ako pumunta dun.

  26. toney sevilla

    July 26, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    buti pa kayo nakabili na ng dslr… kelan kaya ako makakabili??? **dreaming eyes**

  27. Bea Lapa

    July 26, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    grabe nga ang gastos ko this year. huhuhuhu. last month lang kabibili ko ng PSP. di bale, next year, promise ko sa sarili ko magtitipid ako.

    although…shet, kelangan ko i-upgrade si Mi-Chan. paayos ang DVD drive at ipalinis. baka kelangan ko na magbenta ng laman…g loob. hahahahaha!

  28. Carmelle Vilchez

    July 27, 2008 at 12:22 am

    wow, bea, I can't wait to see your shots!!! kakainggit, gusto ko din ng dslr! 😛

  29. MaRiCoR capuyan

    July 27, 2008 at 12:57 am

    my dad and i should be buying dat kso rush n tlga pra s digimag kya c pahoochai[d60] n lng ung bnili nmen.HAHA.x]].

  30. Rowena Wendy Lei

    July 27, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Wow, pwedeng-pwede ka na sumali sa photo contests!

  31. Leia Gutierrez

    July 27, 2008 at 1:50 am

    Hahaha! Actually mas mura talaga sa hidalgo pero nakakatakot nga magpunta dun. Mainit pa ang hassle.

  32. Bea Lapa

    July 27, 2008 at 2:29 am

    nikon ang d60 di ba? parang naloloka ako mukhang mahirap siya gamitin. at least si shin-chan medyo nage-gets ko na.

    haaaaaay, medyo nami-miss ko yung manual SLR days.

  33. _ pauL _

    July 27, 2008 at 2:58 am

    halos sabay kayo bumili ni lekky a, ano to bagong hobby mo? kakagulat ka a hahaha

  34. Bea Lapa

    July 27, 2008 at 3:22 am

    read mo na lang sa previous private posts kung bakit ko siya kinailangan. =P (tsaka tinutuloy ko lang yung naudlot na lessons ko dati kasi bigla ako na-mountain jack.)

    nakabili na ba si leki?

  35. Benson Sta. Ana

    July 27, 2008 at 3:52 am

    Ayos! LiveView abuse na! Time to collect some lens na ma'm

  36. ego faylona

    July 27, 2008 at 4:13 am

    weird. di mo alam? yup. 30d 🙂

  37. Bea Lapa

    July 27, 2008 at 4:31 am

    we don't live in the same house kasi. ^^

    how much was it?

  38. Haya Benitez

    July 27, 2008 at 4:48 am

    Uyyyyy! Looking forward to your pics. ^_^ Have fun with your new BF!

  39. Bea Lapa

    July 27, 2008 at 5:07 am

    nape-pressure na ako. hahahaha!
    kanina pa ako practice ng practice pero parang mali pagkakabasa ko sa manual. anyhoo, makukuha ko rin yan. saka na ako magco-composition pag nakuha ko na yung technical stuff na gusto ko i-achieve.

  40. ego faylona

    July 27, 2008 at 5:19 am

    Ah. Kaya naman pala. I thought i thought. xD

    40-ish. Close to 50 ata.

  41. Bea Lapa

    July 27, 2008 at 6:15 am

    huh? bat mahal?? bumili siya ng sandamakmak na lens? teka nga, baka nag-post sa multiply yun… hahahaha!

  42. justine joya

    July 27, 2008 at 7:52 am

    hahahahaha!! natawa ako.. hahahaha!!

  43. Krystle de Leon

    July 27, 2008 at 9:22 am

    wow, ms. Hnd lang pala ako and nagpapangalan sa mga gamit ko. hehehehe. I only have my laptop, miroku.

    Inggit ako… i will soon have a dslr … (i wish and pray for it, hahahaha)
    Plus ang astig ng dark knight backpack. 😀

  44. Louie Manay

    July 27, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Congrats on the new cam 🙂 Go Canon. Hahaha! 😛

  45. Bea Lapa

    July 27, 2008 at 11:43 am

    wow, louie! buhay kah!

  46. Melvin Alvarez

    July 27, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    magsisimula na akong mag ipon para sa filter -_-

  47. Bea Lapa

    July 27, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    hay, siguro talagang old fashioned ako pero parang nawindang ang buhay ko sa dami ng settings nito.

    life was so much easier when it's just the ISO, shutter speed and aperture (tapos tinitingnan ko lang yung + o – para malaman kung ma-under exposed or overexposed ako), tapos pinakamahirap na yung pag-load ng film. sana one day masanay na rin ako sa digital. i'd prolly have to look for a particular setting na hiyang ako.

  48. justine joya

    July 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    hahahaha!! try po the AV setting… hehe lagi naka right setting yung shot mo… ang inaadjust lng po dun is ung aperture lng.. ^^,

  49. _ pauL _

    July 27, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    yeah she bought a 30D dba kayo nagkikita?

  50. thadeus 0018

    July 27, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    wow miss bigitme / I wanna have shin-chan too . haha 450 tlga. nice nice nice =]

  51. Bea Lapa

    July 27, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    hahaha. alamo dyan ako natatawa. kagabi ko lang na-realize that AV is aperture priority and TV is shutter priority. shempre sa isang tingin, malay ko ba that TV is shutter priority (di na lang kasi ginawang SP, hahahahaha). i totally hate reading technical manuals pa naman and Canon's isn't as reader-friendly as Mac's.

    @paul
    ang kulet. di nga kami nakatira sa isang bahay so yeah…malamang di ko siya nakikita. =P

  52. justine joya

    July 28, 2008 at 2:01 am

    i definitely agree… hahaha dapat SP nalang! hahaha!!

  53. Danica Cervantes

    July 28, 2008 at 2:05 am

    WOW! You finally got your camera! Man I'm ingit with what your baby can do. I love canon now. Great color settings!

  54. Bea Lapa

    July 28, 2008 at 3:16 am

    you're back, girl! you have gotta help me operate this. how's australia?

  55. Bea Lapa

    July 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    *hugs shin-chan*

    “honey, honey, how you thrill me…ah-hah…honey, honey!
    honey, honey, nearly kills me…ah-hah…honey, honey!
    i'd heard about you before
    i wanted to know some more
    and now i know what they mean, you're a love machine
    oh, you make me dizzy “

    sorry, napakanta ako. nakaka-gigil eh. pero wala pa akong magandang subject talaga. hehehe.

  56. justine joya

    July 28, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    hahaha obsessed na with your cam miss?? hehehe

  57. Bea Lapa

    July 28, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    katabi ko matulog. hehehehe…

  58. justine joya

    July 28, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    hahahaha… now.. i would probably do the same thing.. hahahaha!!!

  59. rolando elan maningas

    August 2, 2008 at 4:58 am

    grabe ka sis..baka iniisip mo na c student-crush na yn ha..hahahaha

  60. Bea Lapa

    August 3, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    unfortunately, bading yung doctorate student na crush ko. (i should have known, since sino ba namang straight guy kukuha ng ganung course?) so i give up on the male specimen. dun na lang ako sa electronic gadgets.

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