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Old Sep 15, 2007, 3:59 PM   #1
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these were among the first few shots taken with my new Canon 40D... so far, so good! it was a rather dreary morning, the sun's really struggling to burn off the clouds, and so far hasn't succeeded, so these are a bit dull, but nonetheless, i think i'm gonna like this camera... these were both taken with my Sigma at 400mm.






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Old Sep 15, 2007, 4:04 PM   #2
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So far so good. Lets see some more.
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Old Sep 15, 2007, 5:07 PM   #3
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Nice job again. Looks very good and I love Kildeer they are one of my favorite shore birds. Even in the flat light that new Canon seems to do a pretty good job. Did you process in RAW?
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Old Sep 15, 2007, 6:01 PM   #4
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thanks, Steve.... these were shot in JPEG and have had no processing to speak of beyond resizing and a bit of contrast.
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Old Sep 15, 2007, 7:35 PM   #5
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Nice shots Rocky. What'd you do with your new 30d? Nice to have 2 if you kept it for a backup. I'm saving now for a 5d. After seeing results that my buddy gets from it, I'd sure like to have one - even losing the crop factor.......cheers...Don
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Old Sep 15, 2007, 8:58 PM   #6
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thanks, Don... actually, i'm probably gonna sell the 30D. emphasis on "probably". i may change my mind, and keep it as a back-up, but it never has worked right with the Sigma, so it'd be mainly used for landscape stuff with my Tamrons. at this point, i'm leaning pretty heavily toward putting it on the block...
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Old Sep 16, 2007, 8:33 AM   #7
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nice shots, Im getting a new toy this week:-) 400 L, cant wait. Its taken ages to save for it:roll:
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Old Sep 16, 2007, 12:17 PM   #8
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sweet shots rocky. i'm loving the color on the first! that 40d is sooooo tempting. can't wait to see more of your pics with it. *must resist urge to upgrade...*

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Old Sep 16, 2007, 1:02 PM   #9
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thanks, Hung... from what i've been reading, the 40D is good enough to seriously challenge eventhe legendary 5D in terms of image quality - i've seen some side-by-side comparisons, and except for a few very minor circumstances (bright light, low contrast, and shadow noise at ISO 1600), the 40D seems to pretty much equal the image performance of the 5D. and at half the price! now that's saying something!
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Old Sep 16, 2007, 3:34 PM   #10
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Superb detail on the second shot Winston, congrats on an excellent purchase
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