I received my Canon 550D / T2i this morning, along with a Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens. Having shot with the 5D Mark II for most of a year now, the framerate options of the $800 T2i are breathtaking. Particularly the crop mode.

It's breezy and very chilly today in Vancouver, but it didn't bug me at all as I watched the images the macro lens paired with the crop mode were producing.

The flowers in this video are tiny, about 1 1/2 cm across. And just the center of a flower fills the frame. Pollen grains are big chunks. Nice!

The drawback is how hard it is to stabilize the shots. Hands-off lock-off shots are of course the best choice. Rack focusing is very challenging, especially with the exceedingly shallow depth of field. Panning and tilting are almost impossible to pull off.

So despite the technical flaws of this video, the amazing and unique (to me) imagery make it a must post.

Music is György Ligeti's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", performed by Yuja Wang: itunes.apple.com/ca/album/etude-no-10-der-zauberlehring/id306830026?i=306830066

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