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Canon 1D

[Updated Novemeber 4, 2006]

Yesterday, I sold my 1D after only 5 months of ownership. The reason for selling it was that I lost ALL but 1 gig's worth of pictures that I have ever taken with the 1D, plus many previous pictures taken with the 10D. Three hard drives in my computer crashed, and I was only able to recover the data on the drive that I had already backed up. I lost a total of 150GB of pictures, most of them from the 10D. I am still very depressed about this whole thing and can only blame myself for not doing regular back ups. I want to take a break from picture taking for a while until I have better way to back up the pictures.

All the pictures in this and other galleries taken with the 1D is all that the pictures that I have left.

If you are reading this, PLEASE back up your pictures. You will never know when your drive will crash.

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This is my first professional camera. I owned a 300D and a 10D before this.

You may ask why "down grading" from a 6 MegaPixel camera to one with 4 MP. In actual use and print, there is little or no difference. The pixel size on the 1D is larger than the 10D and therefore the quality of the pixels seem better and can be enlarged better. One of the downside, or upside, depend on how you see it, is that eventually, I will be forced to pay more attention to composition, because there is not much room for cropping.

Even though the 1D has smaller file size than my 10D, but I find that a 1GB CF card gets filled real fast! Got to lighten up on the machine gun trigger!

This beast is very different in use than the 10D, and complicated to configure. First thing I noticed and thought that the image quality is not as good as the 300D or the 10D, especially for ISO over 400. But after looking at the pictures for a couple of days, I would sya that the image quality is just different. 1D is film like, 10D is more "digital". This camera is VERY unforgiving on under exposed pictures, even for 1/2 stop. This is like shooting slide film! You will see lots of shadow noise when open up the level/brightness. What it "lacks" in image quality is made up in the speed department. This thing is a speed demon. I never have to wait for the camera to finish writing the images to the card, even when shooting RAW. It's a nice change. The autofocus system is very accurate, but I still have not gotten the camera configured yet. It's a deep learning curve coming from the 10D.
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8fpsTest.jpg
Waiting
Waiting
Megan
Megan
Megan
Megan
Ryan
Ryan
Megan
Megan
Megan
Megan
Megan
Megan
Megan
Megan
Rain on Window
Rain on Window
Megan
Megan
Self Portrait
Self Portrait
Glass Structure
Glass Structure
Megan
Megan
Reflections
Reflections
Reflections 2
Reflections 2
Silver City
Silver City
Display at Mel Lastman Square
Display at Mel Lastman Square
Water Fountain at Mel Lastman Square
Water Fountain at Mel Lastman Square
Display at Mel Lastman Square
Display at Mel Lastman Square
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Adapter.jpg
Ryan Recital
Ryan Recital