I'm very excited to have bought a new camera today - a Canon EOS 30D digital SLR! So far it has way exceeded my expectations. Everything is fast to the point of being instantaneous. It's so nice to just be able to point and get immediate capture of whatever you've pointed at, with no waiting for focus, shutter lag, image store, etc.
I bought the body with the 17-85mm IS (image stabilization) lens. This lens is amazing. The photos shown here were shot hand-held in relatively low light. The camera's image quality is awesome. The sunflower was shot at 800 ISO, and the image quality is still great.
Flower Bud, f5.6 @ 1/50, ISO 200
Sunflower, f5.6 @ 1/50, ISO 800
More on this great camera later.
Posted: Sun Jun 18 22:17:20 -0700 2006