Wednesday, February 27, 2008

More on the monopod

I had a chance to roam around Golden Gate Park with my camera setup. That would be the Digital Rebel Xt, 100-400m IS zoom, and a 1.4 x teleconverter. This was all mounted on the monopod. I found an egret and started taking photos. I have had a hard time taking hand-held photos with the 540 mm lens (35mm equivalent of 896 mm )

However, with the monopod, it was much easier, even with the higher speed. I think part of it was being able to focus better (have to manually focus at this length) There was no cropping for this image...

EXIF data is 1/2500 sec at f.9, ISO 1600. IS off.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Digital Canon

I am amazed at what Canon is putting out these days in digital SLRs. The new Canon Rebel XSi Looks fantastic. It has a great pixel resolution, news advances in the Digic processing, and what appears to be a good fps given 12 megapixels.

I'll stick with my Digital Rebel Xt right now, but for someone getting into the under 1000.00 digital SLR, this looks like a great camera.