Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve!

It's New Year's Eve.... so let me start by saying Happy New Years! I'm hanging out with my best friends... we're drinking unbelievably great wine and eating spectacular food. Bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin lusciously cooked via fondue. Life is good!

Today I bought a new camera, which doesn't happen very often. (about once every 3 years). I don't tend to get excited about gear, I'm the guy who preaches "It's not about the gear...". However, after my trip to Kenya, where my buddy Craig ( dusted me with his 1D4 body, I have had a new camera on my mind ever since.

So I stolled down to Downtown Camera in Toronto today and picked up a brand-spanking new Canon EOS 1D mark IV. First off, let me give a kudos to that store.... co-owner Harry dealt with me personally and gave me a very good deal. I like smaller indie stores with personal service.

I'm sitting here on New Year's eve, several glasses of good wine down the hatch, playing with the 1D4. It's a wild camera with a frame rate that puts machine guns to shame. The next few days I'll be chasing birds to work out the AF.... more to follow!



  1. Anonymous3:20 PM

    That's sure one hell of a beaut camera you got there Ethan.

  2. I wish you a happy New Year and nice using your new Canon;) Greetings;)

  3. Anonymous6:23 PM

    Parabéns Ethan... uma boa dica quando puder é o mistério das regiões brasileiras =D

  4. Thanks!
    I'm loving the new body, but need some good light for shooting!

  5. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Is that a Dickens Village in the background? That is so cool....

  6. Anonymous4:06 PM

    I agree with the Anonymous. Ethan...can you take more macro shots of that village?

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