Sunday, January 13, 2008

first photos with 1DSmIII

I finally tracked down a 1DSmIII camera body (from Downtown Camera, Toronto) to replace the body I had stolen back in November when I was in Argentina. These are my first photos with the 1DSmIII - from this morning. The 1DSmIII body has some outstanding upgrades over its predecessors. Notable are a bright viewfinder, large LCD, liveview (wow), auto sensor cleaner (thanks!), smoothest autofocus I've seen and, of course, the huge file size (equals about a 60mb TIFF). I can't wait to put this body through the paces and tell you what I think!

Trumpeter Swans, Wye Marsh in Midland.
EOS 1DSmIII; 500/4IS + 1.4x convertor. Fill flash at -2 stops.




6 comments:

  1. You really dig the liveview or was the "wow" sarcasm?

    I like it for lining up grads. I've used it a couple times to check focus too.

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  2. Craig, I really do like the liveview feature. I'm not sure I'll use it often, but there will be times when it's advantageous.

    First, there's an option with liveview to overlay a grid - very handy for checking if the horizon is straight (I always seem to get my horizons crooked... must be from drinking too much beer when I was younger).

    Second, I like that I can check the composition and overall impact of the photo. If a photo has impact even when small, it's probably a winner (assuming it's sharp). I often make final edits between two similarly composed photos by judging them as thumbnails - the one that jumps out at me more I keep.

    Hope all is well and you're getting out shooting!
    cheers,
    Ethan-

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  3. Great resolution!

    I'm catching up with all of your photos I missed in the past little while. I was in Algonquin a week before you were there. Such magical sceneries!

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  4. Hey Ethan - nice blog you have here... i like stopping in from time to time. I really like the first swan portrait!

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  5. Hey again, hope the new job and house are working out well for ya.

    Have you ever shot any birds of paradise? I was watching the Planet Earth documentary and there was a segment about them... they blew me away. First time birds had done so.

    Just curious.

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  6. Thanks for the kind words Titka, Chris and Craig!

    Craig, I've watched that Planet Earth episode about 10 times.... some of the best bird video ever shot. Haven't had a chance to photograph them yet, but someday!

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