Fourth Life of 50D

Started May 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Emphyrio2 Regular Member • Posts: 480
Fourth Life of 50D

I purchased my 50D refurbished from Canon, so I can't tell you about the first life.

When I bought that camera, I was taking advice from dpreview member suggestions that it was the glass that mattered, so I matched my refurbished 50D with a new f2.8 70-200L.  This combo was great for sports photography, even at night.  I have a treasure trove of shots of my son playing high school and college soccer.

Second Life: Sports Photography

Then I wore out the shutter and moved up to a 7D, a truly great camera.  I had the 50D shutter rebuilt and matched the camera to a 500 mirror lens, which I kept attached almost 100% of the time.  This started my birding & wildlife phase.   Also, it was a fun challenge to work with a manual lens.  The mirror shots are not sharp, and the keeper rate is low, but I have come to appreciate the look.  No pixel peeping!

Third Life: Wildlife

After some time I decided it was time to break out in a new direction, so I had the 50D converted to Infrared.  The shot below is from last weekend, my first full day with my infrared  50D.  Conversion by Lifepixel - they do a fantastic job.  Now it is up to me to get good captures and keep this 50D going.

Fourth Life: Infrared

I much prefer the 7D, but it will be a while until it catches up with as the image count of the 50.  Both cameras are right up there with my film era A-1.  I can't part with any of them.

Photography and nostalgia are closely related!


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