30 Aug 2012

Upgraded Camera and lenses

I have updated my camera gear over the last few days and have now swapped from Nikon to Canon equipment. I did this primarily because Canon has just produced a new 600mm F4 IS II USM lens that is significantly lighter in weight than the Nikon Equivalent, in fact being similar in weight to the older Canon 500mm F4 and therefore allowing the camera to be hand held whilst photographing birds in flight (for a short period of time). I also bought a Canon EOS-5D mk III camera 100mm F/2.8 Macro lens IS USM & EF-14x Extender (1.4x). The data will be stored on a SanDisk Extreme Pro 600x UDMA CF and be backed up on a 64GB SanDisk SDXC Card as the camera has two card slots. I will be shooting all future photos in RAW and JPEG and edit them with Cannon Digital Photo Professional 3.11 software. Hopefully this will allow me to take much better photos of the bird I see and you will be able to enjoy better quality photos with my posts on the website. These pictures will probably take some time to get to real quality as I have to learn how to use the camera system, new lenses & new photo editing software. I will, hopefully, be taking the gear out into the field over the weekend to try for the first tiime. I will be adding a tab to the website when I have time to show details of the new camera gear I have.


600mm F4 IS II USM lens - Photo from Canon Website


600mm F4 IS II USM lens - Photo from Canon Website

 

 

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