We visited the JC Raulston Arboretum last weekend, and it was so beautiful! I’d never been before, even though it’s part of NC State where I went to college—doh! I’m glad I finally checked it out.
I got a new camera this past Christmas (a Fujifilm X100T). I needed one that could focus much faster than my Canon 5D Mark II. Most of the photos I took of wiggly baby Fern in her first year of life were blurry, and I was so frustrated with photography overall. It turned out my favorite 50mm lens had died, and for months I didn’t realize that was why my Mark II wasn’t focusing properly. Even with a different lens though, that big honker of a camera was not cutting it for baby pics.
I’m loving my X100T. Most of my Fern pics come out clear even when she’s in full wiggle mode. I’m still getting the feel for it, but the arboretum was a great place to get in some practice. The X100T offers manual settings without being overwhelming, and I can still get some of that sweet sweet background blur. Not to mention it’s teensy compared to the Mark II.
What camera are you using these days?