Lives in United States New York State, United States
Works as a Education
Joined on Feb 12, 2001
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Canon 30D
Canon 50D
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKII
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 USM IS
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS
Sigma EX 150mm HSM MACRO
Canon Speedlight 420EX
LowePro Minitrekker Classic
Gitzo 2220 Explorer
Manfrotto 410 Geared Head

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  • fantastic story---so well filmed and told. The details on the camera were a bit lacking compared to the experience of building the kayak, but it is a compelling story.

  • Thanks for asking about this, as I am wrestling with the same choice, though coming from a 50D.  Main subjects are travel, macro, nature (though not really much fauna), theater, and a bit of ...
  • Maybe more likely that the focus point was not picking out the gull's eye but instead the blurred wings are just from flapping motion?
  • Thanks, there are some really helpful comments in this thread. To go back to my lens test, I should have clarified that I wanted to test the JPEG output of the camera, since I will probably do ...
  • Ok, did some pixel peeping today to check out the lens a bit more.  The first image shows the test setup and then crops from f/2.8 and f/8 apertures.  The last two feature crops from the 35mm and ...
  • Thanks, I did try that out earlier today and think that the spot focus is better for me.  It's still a fairly large spot, and it's easy to move it around the scene with the touch screen.  Also ...
  • Rich, I had no trouble using the LCD to frame shots outside---it is nice and bright.  I also loved using it at different angles to get low or high on the subject.
  • Agreed---my impressions are quite similar so far, both with your comments here and in your other thread, JYP.  Please keep checking in---will be curious to see how your experience plays out as you ...
  • Yes, I touched the screen to select a focus point right on the apple, but it didn't want to lock there when I pressed down the shutter half way.  Will have to play around a bit more to see if I ...
  • Created discussion thread first moments with X70
    Got the X70 today and am having fun getting used to it.  Haven't bought a new camera since my Canon 50D in 2009.  I like the X70 so far, though the touch screen and other controls will take some ...
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