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Changing of the Guard pt.2::Week One as a Canon Shooter…

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If you are just seeing this post, please read over the previous post Here…Ok now that we are all on the same page, Ze Going…

I have had the Canon 5dMkIII in my hands for about a week, and so far it is a very serious upgrade from my previous rig. That isn’t to say I don’t have some grievances with it, but let’s start with what is good before moving onto what I don’t like/understand. To save room on my home page, please hit the following link to read the rest of the story (sorry for somewhat poor image quality in this post, all were shot on an old D200 (a basically piece of shit camera)… Continue reading

Changing of the Guard::My journey into shooting Canon…

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For those of you who know me, or have followed this blog with any regularity, you will know that I have been a loyal Nikon shooter since I took the digital plunge back in 2005 or so…I started with a D70s, moved onto a D300s and have been through several D200’s. They have (for the most part) worked swimmingly and I couldn’t have been happier…

Again, for those who know me personally, you know that late last year I managed the impossible, I was hired as a staff photographer, at a news paper, like a real, daily print paper (yes they still exist, and so do photo jobs). While the paper has lots of Nikon pool lenses, their camera body selection is, well, less than optimal. Which is why until last week, I opted to use my personal D300s for assignments.

What happened last week you may ask? The frame count passed 167,700 images on that camera, and it decided to go to that great gear grave yard in the sky. And while this is a tragic event (there is no way I can afford a new camera right now), it couldn’t have been better timed. The very next day, my editor at the paper called me up and told me I was switching to Canon and that he had a brand new 5dMkIII and the classic trifecta of lenses  and flashes for me…

I will shoot on anything. Personally, I don’t believe in the Nikon/Canon debate (everyone knows Leica is the best anyway). A camera is just a tool, it’s vision and technical expertise that really matter. Either way, today I start a new series on this blog about my journey into a Canon shooter. Like Luther before me I will be nailing a list of grievances to this blog’s wall as well as discussing the success’s and surprises along the way…

Stay tuned in the next day or so for my initial reactions from my first couple assignments with the new rig in my hands…