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Old Jul 8, 2009, 9:59 AM   #1
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Default Downy Woodpecker, Damselfly, Chickadee, & young Deer

Shot these last w'end. Nice to find a Downy pretty close and cooperative. And the Deer seem plentiful lately too...cheers...Don
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Old Jul 8, 2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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Super shots, Don.
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Old Jul 9, 2009, 6:42 PM   #3
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Awesome photos.
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Really nice, especially the 2nd image...
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Thanks Bob, flutelady and NHL!
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Very nice shots Don, how is the E-30 working out for you?

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Very nice shots Don, how is the E-30 working out for you?

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Hi Tom,

Learning the ins and outs right now, but so far, I'm pretty happy. Tried out a 50-200 f2.8-3.5 SWD, and was sold! A bit more weight, but still very light and manageable. Focus is very quick too.Very sharp lens. The 70-300 required a lot of sharpening when cropping. Probably eBay it.

The camera is ergonomically easy to use. Nice and light, and the IQ is as good as any I've owned. Noisier past ISO 800, but not bad at all if you don't start underexposing (all of the brands are like that I found), and keep it under 800. And you can get teleconverters (this is what got me po'd with Pentax - when they cancelled their "upcoming" 1.4tc) - 1.4 and a 2.0 if you want. Nice having 400mm at f3.5 for all the dark days we get here, and if I add a 1.4, 280 @ f/5 (with crop factor 560).

Anyway, my arthritis appreciates the break from the 1d combo I was using - god that thing was heavy to haul around for 3 hours. This is about 1/3 the weight of the C setup. The Spotted Towhee I just posted was shot with the 50-200.

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Wow! Those are outstanding Don.
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Thanks again Steve!
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Glad you can keep shooting with the new gear, the shots are very nice, and even though they are sharp, they look very life like.

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