Lightweight travel Canon 40mm biscuit lens line photo Beijing in spring.

Why do many photographers choose micro-cameras now? It is because the weight and volume of SLR cameras are large, which affects the use experience, but many people love the mechanical feeling when using SLR cameras. Thus, Canon mini SLR EOS 200D and Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens were born. This mini suit combination completely solves the disadvantages of size and weight, and retains all the use feelings of SLR, which is very rare for users, especially female users.
Canon mini SLR EOS 200D and Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens combination
How small is the Canon 40mm cookie lens?
Today we are going to introduce the protagonist of Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens (hereinafter referred to as 40mm biscuit lens). Since it is called a 40mm biscuit lens, it means that this lens is very light. This is also the lens with the smallest weight and volume among all EF lens groups in Canon, and it is even lighter than most micro-single lenses.
40mmThe biscuit lens is not even as thick as a 30ml perfume bottle.
In order to explain how small the 40mm biscuit lens is, we specially chose a 30ml perfume bottle to compare with it. As you can see from the above picture, the lens is not even as thick as the perfume bottle. Although the lens is thin and light, it doesn’t cut corners at all. Its appearance and workmanship are very exquisite, and it is also equipped with a large aperture design of F2.8, which can create a perfect blur effect and add a lot of color to the picture.
Focal length: 40mm aperture: F2.8ISO:100 exposure time: 1/400Exposure compensation: 0EV white balance: automatic
Focal length: 40mm aperture: F2.8ISO:200 exposure time: 1/1250Exposure compensation: 0EV white balance: automatic
It’s spring in Beijing, and it’s very pleasant to walk in the streets. Under the aperture of F2.8, close-up of a few green leaves full of spring can just set off the atmosphere of spring. From the picture, we can see that the in-focus picture of the 40mm biscuit lens is very sharp, and the lines of the leaves and the thorns on the edges are clearly presented; The outside of the coke spreads like cream, which is very beautiful. It’s hard to imagine that this photo was taken by this mini combination camera.
Visiting Beijing Hutong with 40mm biscuits
Since it is spring, when everything is revived, this time is the best time to visit Beijing’s hutongs. Although Beijing is an international metropolis, its modernization and development speed are extremely amazing, but Beijing still retains the Millennium-old traditional hutong culture. Authentic hutongs can always see many interesting things, even if the city develops faster, these cultures will not be erased.
Canon 40mm biscuit is a large aperture fixed focus lens.
Focal length: 40mm aperture: F2.8ISO:200 exposure time: 1/200Exposure compensation: 0EV white balance: automatic
Walking in the hutong, I saw a shop on the street selling rabbit. The rabbit can be said to be a very authentic image of Beijing. Many foreign tourists and foreign tourists always bring one or two to Beijing as gifts. Now that we have met, we can just take pictures with Canon’s 40mm biscuit lens. Although this lens is thin and light, it is a fixed focus after all, and its picture quality is solid and excellent. Even if you shoot through the glass, you can clearly see all the details of the rabbit, and the color reduction is also in place.
Focal length: 40mm aperture: F2.8ISO:200 exposure time: 1/125Exposure compensation: 0EV white balance: automatic
Hutong culture is not only architecture, but also residents’ attitudes and habits. For Beijingers, the family likes to celebrate all the year round, so many residents like to buy some happy dolls to put at home. Taking pictures in the shop, the light is very complicated, but it does not affect the focusing speed and accuracy of Canon 40mm lens at all.
Focal length: 40mm aperture: F2.8ISO:125 exposure time: 1/60Exposure compensation: 0EV white balance: automatic
Bird-walking can be seen in many movies, TV series or documentaries shot in Beijing, which is also an important hutong culture. I happened to see a local resident walking a bird on the street, so I took a close-up photo of a bird with a Canon 40mm biscuit lens. To tell the truth, the sharpness of the lens is excellent, the details of the bird’s feathers, eyes, mouth and so on are very clear, and the cage and background can be perfectly blurred, making the whole photo look very emotional.
Large aperture fixed focus lens is very suitable for close-up scenery.
Since Canon’s 40mm cookie lens is a fixed-focus lens with a large aperture, fixing the focal length means that the framing is fixed, which can give users more creative space. 40mm is connected to a 200D SLR, and with the conversion factor, the actual focal length is 64 mm. This focal length reaches the category of medium telephoto, so it is more suitable for close-up shooting. With the large aperture of F2.8, the close-up picture can be more beautiful.
Canon 40mm biscuit lens is more suitable for close-up shooting.
Automatic/manual focusing lever of lens
Many photographers like manual focusing, not that autofocus is not accurate, but that they like the feeling of manual focusing. In some circumstances, the author will also choose to use manual focus when shooting close-ups, so that the focus can be smoothly switched at will. The only operating lever on Canon’s 40mm biscuit lens is used to switch auto/manual focus.
Focal length: 40mm aperture: F2.8ISO:200 exposure time: 1/250Exposure compensation: 0EV white balance: automatic
Focal length: 40mm aperture: F2.8ISO:200 exposure time: 1/800Exposure compensation: 0EV white balance: automatic
Close-up, generally for the comprehensive requirements of the lens. First of all, the focus of the lens should be solid and rapid, otherwise the focus of the close-up picture will be offset or it will be difficult to focus; Then there is the sharpness of the lens, otherwise the details will be lost; Then the blur effect and color reproduction of the lens should be accurate, otherwise the picture will be terrible. Fortunately, the comprehensive quality of Canon’s 40mm biscuit lens is very high, so it performs well in both close-up and imaging.
In the range of 1000-yuan lenses, there are actually few types of lenses that can be selected, most of which are domestic manual lenses, but there is really nothing to evaluate in terms of use experience. But now, within the scope of 1000 yuan, you can also buy EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Canon EF lens series. The lens not only has high comprehensive quality and large aperture, but also has very small weight and volume. If you are a beginner in photography and want to improve your photography level, then you are destined to buy a Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens.
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On New Year’s Day, the elderly in this community in Hezhang County lived like this.

On the occasion of the New Year’s Day, in order to enrich the daily life of the elderly, inherit and carry forward the traditional culture, and improve the happiness index of the elderly in the community, recently, with the support of the project of "Love the Old and Love the Old" in Guizhou Daqu, the social workers of the Old and Love the Old Station in Jinsui Community of Hezhang County organized 25 elderly people in the community to carry out the theme activity of "Ruilong welcomes the new year and celebrates the New Year’s Day".
Before the activity, social workers learned several simple handicrafts to provide guidance for the elderly. Various handicraft materials such as colored paper, wool and cloth are carefully prepared to ensure that the elderly have enough materials in the production process.
During the activity, the old people showed great enthusiasm and creativity. They communicated with each other and shared their production experience. Two or three people worked together to complete many exquisite handicrafts. The works include handmade wealth trees, New Year firecrackers ornaments and so on, each of which is full of the hard work and infinite creativity of the old people.     
"Through this activity, we deeply felt the enthusiasm and vitality of the old people. With their own hands, they created a piece of handicrafts full of feelings and stories. These works not only beautify our site, but also witness the friendship and cooperation of the old people. " Social workers who participated in the activities said that in the future, more meaningful activities will continue to be held to provide more opportunities for social interaction for the elderly and let them feel the warmth and care of the community.
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Hot comment: Is Christmas a "lover" or is the Spring Festival an "original match"?

  


  In recent years, imported Christmas has become more and more popular in China. According to a survey conducted by a domestic research institute at the end of last year, nearly 90% of the young people interviewed in 14 cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou said that they would celebrate Christmas, and 37% of the respondents said that they would prepare for Christmas from January to December. This year’s Christmas atmosphere is even stronger. Before December, merchants in major cities began to be busy with Christmas business opportunities. There were various Christmas counters in the shops, and all kinds of Christmas goods began to sell well. The popularity driven by the market will continue until December 25, and the aftermath will continue. In contrast, the traditional Spring Festival in China is less lively and lively. Apart from the tired and crowded "road home" when the festival approaches, it is the Millennium New Year’s Eve dinner, or the family sitting around the TV watching the Spring Festival Gala, which is becoming a chicken rib. In many places, even setting off firecrackers has become a luxury. In this contrast, the Spring Festival in China seems to have become the "original wife" of China people’s aesthetic fatigue, while the Christmas on the foreign festival has become a hot "lover".


  Why did the Spring Festival lose its exclusive position?


  The wave of globalization makes it inevitable that Christmas will land in China. Globalization has made China a global economic power and trade power, and promoted the cultural and personnel exchanges between the East and the West. The novelty and curiosity brought to Chinese people by the arrival of the Christmas Festival is the main reason why Chinese people accept and embrace each other passionately. In short, it was love at first sight brought by the encounter of different cultures. When Christmas comes to China, in addition to maintaining her foreign flavor, she can also be considerate to conform to the aesthetic taste and commercial packaging of China people. For example, Santa Claus with a white beard puts on a Chinese Tang suit to encourage China people to shop on Christmas Eve … Christmas in China does not necessarily belong to family members, but it must belong to friends and lovers. Therefore, as lovers, Christmas and China people are still in a period of inseparable love. In this regard, the views of western media may be more objective. On Christmas Day 2004, Munny, a reporter from Newsweek in Beijing, said that he was very sad and homesick when he celebrated Christmas Day 10 years ago. At that time, almost no one in China celebrated Christmas Day. Now there are Christmas trees everywhere in Beijing. In Christmas 2005, the Financial Times wrote that China’s Christmas industry has occupied more than half of the world’s Christmas market. This year, even in Lhasa, a snowy plateau, Christmas has become a favorite of many people. In a word, open globalization and inclusive China culture make Christmas and China people have a good marriage. The Spring Festival is not only embarrassed to encounter the "cross-swords to win love" like the Christmas Foreign Festival, but also the two "Golden Week" holidays in China have distracted Chinese people from their yearning and expectation for the Spring Festival. The Spring Festival, though not abandoned, has lost its position of being the only one.


  Christmas is more expressive and imaginative in form than Spring Festival. Although Christmas originated from religion, it is rooted in real life. Santa Claus, Christmas balls, Christmas dinners, Christmas cards, Christmas hats, Christmas socks, Christmas trees, singing Christmas carols, and the church organizing a choir to "give good news" on Christmas Eve. Colorful festival forms make children full of fairy-tale imagination, make young people get warm and romantic love, and make middle-aged and elderly people enjoy family reunion. Christmas came to China, although the religious color faded a lot, but the richness in form was magnified by Chinese people. On the other hand, the Spring Festival is monotonous in form, and traditional folk customs are either full of superstition and abandoned, such as offering sacrifices to ghosts and gods; Either it is banned for some reason, such as fireworks; The Spring Festival Gala, known as the modern folk custom, is a spoon-feeding passive appreciation. In addition, the Spring Festival is often prone to gambling, bribery and other bad habits. The overcrowded "Spring Festival travel rush" brought by the Spring Festival has plagued several hundred percent of chronic diseases. In contrast, Christmas is more relaxed and free than the Spring Festival, which makes people feel physically and mentally exhausted.


  Compared with the Spring Festival, Christmas is also very different in connotation. Around Christmas, it is also a period when foreigners spread their love more intensively. According to foreign media reports, this Christmas, about 5,000 men, women and children in Liverpool, England dressed up as Santa Claus and participated in the annual "Santa Claus Race". In London, you can often see fund-raisers dressed as Santa Claus holding small red buckets to raise money for various poverty alleviation activities. In the United States, it is also a tradition for various organizations and groups to carry out charity activities during Christmas. For example, the Heat, an American NBA team, held a lottery charity sale outside the Dolphin Mall in Miami. As donation has become a Christmas tradition, its connotation has a heavy human love. Although on the eve of the Spring Festival, China will also offer sympathy and relief to the poor and weak, but it is mostly led by the government and lacks the conscious participation of the people. However, the cultural habit of debt collection at the end of the year makes it impossible to compare the humanistic care of the Spring Festival with the charity before Christmas. Although Chinese people only love the shape of Christmas for the time being, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and may gradually learn the core of Christmas charity in the future. If so, the original impression of the Spring Festival may be old-fashioned and wooden, and I am afraid it is stingy.


  Support for the Spring Festival


  Even if Christmas seems to be a lover who can’t give up, don’t forget the Spring Festival as a traditional original. Open China can embrace and accommodate different cultures similar to Christmas, but it is natural to defend and stick to its traditional festivals. Give us advice on the Spring Festival, not only to strengthen its position as an "outline", but also to give it the wings of globalization, so as to make it an international festival like Christmas and enhance China’s soft power.


  In this regard, the author has the following suggestions: First, the lively form of Christmas is grafted onto the Spring Festival, so that the young and avant-garde people can postpone their "love" to the Spring Festival and add vitality to our rigid folk custom of the Spring Festival. For example, learn from the religious legends and related patterns of Christmas, improve the legend of "Year", add a little imagination to children’s lucky money, give young people more freedom, and even create an auspicious symbol representing the Spring Festival like Santa Claus. Although Santa Claus originated from ancient myths, its image began in the middle of the 20th century. It can be seen that tradition can add fresh elements. To rejuvenate the Spring Festival, there must be expressions suitable for all ages.


  The second is to absorb the reasonable core of Christmas and abandon the dross of the Spring Festival. While getting rid of bad habits such as praying to God, worshipping Buddha and gambling, we should increase more folk charity and mutual assistance activities, and shape the Spring Festival as the beginning of "giving love" in a year, while diluting some utilitarian colors of "gambling head" and "praying for the blessing of the coming year".


  The third is to form a "festival community" with Christmas, New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day. With the help of the international appeal of the three, we can carry out some festival-coherent activities, such as regional or even national fun competitions, to promote and improve the Spring Festival, so that China and the international community can enjoy the charm of combining Chinese and Western.


  Of course, festivals are an important carrier of culture. In order for the Spring Festival to carry forward China culture and even become an international festival, it will ultimately depend on the rapid development of China’s economy and the improvement of its comprehensive national strength. (Zhang Jingwei)

Editor: Zhu Zhen

Foreigner who has lived in China: I really have feelings for China.

  With China’s economic development becoming more and more closely linked with the world, more and more foreigners come to China to study, find jobs, live and travel … … According to United Nations statistics, from 1990 to 2015, the number of foreigners living in China increased from 370,000 to 970,000, with an average annual growth rate of 2.4%.

  In the circle of friends on WeChat and overseas social networking sites, people noticed that foreigners praised China not only for its beautiful natural scenery, long-standing culture and attractive food with the tip of the tongue, but also for China people’s lifestyle, social security management, people’s civilized quality and the country’s innovative development, which attracted more and more attention and praise, so much so that some netizens in China jokingly said that the image of China had been spread abroad.

  What kind of experiences and stories did they give China praise without stint? We approached some ordinary people and listened to their true feelings, which also gave us a more comprehensive understanding of our country and times.

  "The whole world should learn from the spirit of China people’s dedication."

  Matthew sessions is a sunny boy from Utah, USA. In August 2016, he came to beijing language and culture university College of Preparatory Education to study. His Chinese name is Liu Masai.

  "For foreigners, China is the best opportunity to learn Chinese, and you can also get involved in various fields of interest, such as business and technology. China is one of the best places to do these things." Matthew said that the fast-paced life was the most uncomfortable thing for the first two months in China. However, I have adapted well. "Life in China is incredibly convenient! I like to buy on Taobao and order takeout online. The convenience of life is really amazing. "

  "Oh, there are WeChat payment, Ali payment, bike-sharing, Didi taxi … … I really hope that the United States can develop some such software and services! " Speaking of this, Matthew was particularly excited and shouted twice, "This makes life so convenient!" Matthew introduced the bike-sharing service to the reporter seriously. "In Beijing, you can ride your car almost anywhere, which is convenient and cheap. This idea is simply brilliant." Matthew has many friends from China who study in the United States. "They told me that after going abroad, it was not convenient when they were in China, and some of them didn’t adapt. In this respect, the United States really can’t compare with China. "

  Matthew thinks that the culture of China is very tolerant, and foreigners are very comfortable living here. "I am treated well by China people everywhere I go." Matthew said that China people are open, friendly and helpful. "Just find anyone on the road, really anyone, and you can help me at any time." Matthew likes to eat snacks with friends in his spare time. No matter what time he goes out, he never worries about his safety. "I feel at ease at any time." Instead, he reminded this reporter that "it is very dangerous for girls to travel alone in the United States, Europe or other places. If there is a need for work, you must travel together and pay attention to safety. "

  Matthew was also deeply impressed by the hardworking people in China. He said, "I have never seen anyone who works harder than people in China. I think the whole world should learn from China people’s dedication to work and study. "

  "I love China and I can’t stop."

  Wei Moli, director of China-Europe Digital Association, is a beautiful Italian girl. "Wei" is taken from her Italian surname, and "Molly" is the Chinese name she gave herself.

  "I really have feelings for China." Molly thinks that she and China seem to have an innate fate. In middle school, a book about the economic rise of China made Molly yearn for this ancient oriental country. After graduating from high school in 2009, Molly came to China and planned to study Chinese in beijing language and culture university for one semester. "But I fell in love with China at once and couldn’t stop." As a result, Molly’s plan was changed again and again. "In 2014, when I finished my master’s thesis in Chinese, my heart was full of great satisfaction and accomplishment."

  Molly likes to travel around China. "In China, I have never encountered any danger. I often take the night train alone, without worrying about losing my luggage or encountering anything terrible. But in Italy, girls dare not do this. "

  "One of the important reasons I love China is that it always creates surprises." Last month, Molly wrote this in a circle of friends and distributed a beautiful picture of riding a bicycle in Beijing. What makes Molly feel is that it is so convenient to unlock the payment through the mobile phone. Europeans are still used to using cash or credit cards, and China people have used a smart phone to cope with all kinds of daily consumption. "In many ways, China today is more advanced than many western countries."

  Molly believes that "China people have an open mind, a broad vision, are good at learning and absorbing all the outstanding achievements of civilization of other countries and nations, and are particularly tolerant, enterprising and wise." Unconsciously, Jasmine has closely linked her future with the development of China. "China leaders and ordinary people are optimistic and full of confidence in the future, and China will certainly bring light and hope to the world."

  Jasmine likes what Ma Yun said, "Today is difficult, tomorrow is more difficult, but the day after tomorrow will be very beautiful". "Of course, only those who persist until the day after tomorrow can see this beauty. So I will definitely stick to it. " Molly said firmly.

  "I’m glad I made the right decision"

  "I saw the development of China with my own eyes, learned the experience of China and fell in love with the diligence and friendliness of China people." Anastasia Marcico, a Belarusian girl, talked about her China story with pride in her words. She began to learn Chinese after she went to college. Later, she not only came to China to study, work and live, but also gained the love of a handsome guy in China, and now they have the crystallization of love.

  Eight years ago, anastasia went to Nanjing University as an exchange student at Belarusian State University for one year. "I originally planned to go to the United States that summer, and I have already obtained American visas. I hesitated after receiving the notice from the school about studying in China, because China was not very developed in my impression. However, I am glad that I finally made the right decision. I came to China and fell in love with it. "

  China’s modern road construction, especially the expressways between cities, is very developed, which has left a deep impression on anastasia. She said that she came to China for the first time in 2009, and took a three-and-a-half-hour bus ride from Shanghai to Nanjing. In 2010, the intercity high-speed railway from Nanjing to Shanghai was completed. When I return to China, I will take the train to Shanghai, and it will take 80 minutes. "In a year, the development of China is so fast! I like living in China very much. "

  After graduating from college in 2011, anastasia visited China many times and worked in some cities for several years. "I’ve been to big cities such as Beishangguang, medium-sized cities such as Foshan, Shantou, Yiwu, Ningbo and Jinan, and some rural areas in China. Both cities and rural areas are developing rapidly, and every time I go to China, I can experience the changes brought about by rapid development. "

  "China’s urban public transportation system is very developed. Many cities have subways, and now there are shared bicycles and shared cars." Anastasia told reporters that online shopping can buy everything you want, and many things can be done through a mobile phone. You don’t need to bring your wallet when you go out, which is totally unimaginable convenience.

  "China’s manufacturing industry is very strong. China brand also has a very good reputation. " Anastasia finally told this reporter that China people are taking a road of innovation and development with their wisdom and hard work.

  "Living in China is very safe."

  Rebecca Contreras, a Mexican girl, and Aslan, a Pakistani boy, are two international students our reporter met at a new book conference.

  Rebecca came to Beijing in 2014, studying for the Master of Chinese International Education in beijing language and culture university, and her graduation ceremony is coming in June. Aslan is studying for a master’s degree in Chinese international education at East China Normal University.

  When talking about the experience of living in China, Rebecca was very excited. The enthusiasm and friendliness of her friends in China and the convenience and safety of life in China made her reluctant to leave. "Unlike Mexico, I feel very safe in China." Rebecca told reporters that she was shocked when she took the subway in Beijing for the first time. "Almost everyone has a mobile phone, and some people use computers to surf the Internet. There is no need to worry about being stolen or robbed." What makes Rebecca happiest is, "It’s safe to go home after 3 am. I really like it here!" Aslan has traveled to many countries in Europe and Asia. He commented: "China is one of the safest countries I have ever been to."

  During her life in China, the convenient mobile payment method made Rebecca hooked up. Now, when Rebecca goes out, she can just take her mobile phone. "Life is so convenient." This is unmatched by many developed countries. Bike-sharing can be used for short-distance travel, and there is a high-speed train for long-distance travel. Even when buying clothes, Aslan, like his classmates in China, has been keen to use online shopping channels such as Taobao. He said that everyone has summed up four new inventions of China, namely, high-speed rail, Alipay, bike-sharing and online shopping. "I like your China ‘ Four new inventions ’ Yes. "

  In her spare time, it has become Rebecca’s greatest pleasure to look for food in the streets with her friends in China. "China friends are easy to get along with! I am very happy to have the opportunity to study, work, communicate with them and share each other’s culture. " This is the best cross-cultural communication class, she said. "Living in China is the most unforgettable experience of my life."

Why are you advised to swim more? These seven benefits are the best reasons.

In summer, many girls will choose swimming, because swimming can mobilize the muscles of the whole body, make the body more symmetrical and have the effect of bodybuilding. What are the benefits of female swimming besides losing weight?

1, enhance the body’s resistance

Women’s long-term persistence in swimming can improve their immunity, thus preventing diseases. Female friends can choose butterfly or breaststroke swimming, mainly using pelvic and thigh muscles, which can prevent uterine prolapse for a long time.

2. Make your body more perfect

When swimming, you will move to the muscles of the whole body, which is conducive to the balanced development of the muscles of the body in the long run. Swimming is an aerobic exercise, which can consume excess calories, decompose fat, reduce fat and make the body shape more perfect.

3. Protect the spine

Long-term adherence to swimming will also have a certain massage effect on the spine. When swimming, it is mainly because of the buoyancy of water, and there is no pressure on the cervical spine, so that the muscles of the neck are exercised.

4, enhance the body’s cold resistance.

When stimulated by cold water, the capillaries will expand and contract, and when swimming, the capillaries will expand in the state of hypoxia. After repeated expansion and contraction, the nervous system that dominates the skin blood vessels will become more flexible, thus increasing the adaptability of the human body to temperature changes.

5, improve the cardiopulmonary function.

Swimming for more than 40 minutes belongs to aerobic exercise, and long-term persistence can improve women’s cardiopulmonary function. Because there must be faster blood flow and gas exchange when swimming, this will increase the pumping ability of the heart.

6, regulating female endocrine

Swimming can also regulate women’s endocrine, make their mind more peaceful and their skin more moist. Long-term swimming can also promote the growth and development of bones and prevent osteoporosis and rheumatoid disease.

7. Relieve stress

Women’s long-term insistence on swimming also has the effect of relieving stress, because swimming can mobilize the brain nervous system to secrete a happy hormone, which can reduce stress, keep women away from depression and anxiety, maintain an optimistic attitude and adjust endocrine disorders.

Tips

Female swimming will bring so many benefits to the body, but never swim during menstruation, otherwise it will cause infection. Pay attention to protect your eyes when swimming to prevent conjunctivitis. Wipe your body clean in time after swimming to prevent cold. You must choose a thoroughly disinfected swimming pool and take a bath in time after swimming home.