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And Today It’s Like Christmas in June!

When I mentioned my new purchase yesterday, I also promised I’d keep you posted on how I’m making out with my new gear. When making the decision on what camera to buy I read a ton of blog posts, did a lot of research, asked lots of questions of friends with higher end cameras, read countless reviews…you get the point! So for those of you who are have an interest in this kind of thing I thought I’d share a quick post today basically squealing with excitement. She’s here. She’s beautiful. (And yes. She is definitely a she.)

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D with 50 mm f/1.4 and 35 mm f/2 lenses. Photo from Cyd Converse on Instagram.]

Never before have I stalked a UPS package with such excitement. This investment was a long long time in coming, but it was definitely worth the wait. I’ve already been playing around a bit today (of course), shooting whatever random bits, baubles and basil plants crossed my path as I went along my merry way. I’m including just one quick photo here (SOOC), but from here on out you can expect to be seeing a lot more. It’s been a huge goal of mine to starting shoot much more of the content and features here (as opposed to doing most of the styling and art directing but little of the shooting) and that is officially underway as of today.

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So as for today, it seems appropriate that it’s exactly six months until Christmas, because it feels like just that to me. Maybe I should bust out the egg nog? And as for my initial impressions, I am loving everything about the 6D. It’s still early and I need to get more comfortable and proficient with the controls (they’re quite a bit different from my old camera) so I’m quicker and more consistent in shooting, but so far it’s a win. Please let me know if you have any questions! I’m far from an expert, but I’m happy to help out in any way I can. Oh, and happy Christmas in June!

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[Photo by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]

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Becca / A Good Good Day

Thursday 4th of July 2013

Congrats on the purchase Cyd! I got a 5D Mark III last year for my birthday and it's a beautiful camera, so I know that the 6D will be a wonderful equivalent. Pretty jealous of that 35mm lens though! I shoot weddings and the photographers I work with says that lens comes in handy… I definitely have my eye on it for the near future!

Lou

Wednesday 26th of June 2013

How exciting! I'm hoping that by the end of this year I'll be updating to the Nikon D600! P.s. love the blog!

cyd

Wednesday 26th of June 2013

Thank you so much, Lou! I hope you get your hands on that D600! :-)

Tori

Tuesday 25th of June 2013

If you have any questions on the camera or camera settings, feel free to ask!

Tristan B.

Tuesday 25th of June 2013

Congrats Cyd! This is my camera and I LOVE the 50mm lens for just about everything. Have fun with her, I know you will:)

cyd

Tuesday 25th of June 2013

Yay! Thanks, everyone! I am so excited and can't wait to keep playing around.

@Tristan - Yay for camera twins!

@Tori - Many thanks! I'll be sure to do so!

Ami

Tuesday 25th of June 2013

Yippee! Oh and she needs a name.