Final D30 + First 1D Images

After a year and a half with the Canon D30, I decided to move up to the 1D. My reasoning was that the 1D's greater speed, along with its more sophisticated autofocus and metering, would allow me to get shots that I might more easily miss with the D30, and give me a higher yield of "keeper" images. It does have modestly higher resolution (4.1 vs 3.1 megapixels), but it's the camera's shooting abilities that makes the difference for me.

I have had many emails concerning the D30, D60 and 1D with respect to image quality; my personal take is that any of these cameras is capable of producing images of stunning quality. I don't know that one could really look at any given image and decide it was taken with one camera vs another. On this basis, people should choose the camera whose features match their particular needs.

I've posted this small gallery, to let people know I'm still shooting, and to mark the end of my D30 era. As I indicated above, I don't think the 1D images will be a quantum leap above my previous D30 images, but hopefully as I learn to tap the potential of this incredible instrument, and master the post-processing steps as well, that I'll be able to move forward with my photography. These images were taken in a number of different locations in North and South Carolina.

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Mandarin Duck

Image # 2614

Lazy 5 Ranch

Mooresville, NC

Canon 100-400L @ 400 mm

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/400 second

Aperture Priority, Center Weighted

Handheld


 

African Crowned Crane

Image # 2614

Lazy 5 Ranch

Mooresville, NC

Canon 600L

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/400 second

Aperture Priority, Center Weighted

Gitzo Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

Ring-tailed Lemur Pair

Image # 2625

Lazy 5 Ranch

Mooresville, NC

Canon 100-400 @ 285 mm

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125 second

Aperture Priority, Center Weighted; 550EX, Flash EV -1

Gitzo Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

Saddlebilled Stork 1

Image # 127

NC Zoological Park

Asheboro, NC

Canon 600L + 2x II Teleconverter

ISO 200, f/8, 1/500 second

Aperture Priority, Evaluative Metering

Gitzo Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

Saddlebilled Stork 2

Image # 115

NC Zoological Park

Asheboro, NC

Canon 600L + 2x II Teleconverter

ISO 200, f/8, 1/500 second

Aperture Priority, Evaluative Metering

Gitzo Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

Ostrich

Image # 100

NC Zoological Park

Asheboro, NC

Canon 100-400L @ 400 mm

ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/1250 second

Aperture Priority, Evaluative Metering

Handheld


 

House Finch

Image # 162

My backyard

Mooresville, NC

Canon 600L +1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 200, f/10, 1/400 second

Aperture Priority, Evaluative Metering, EV -2/3

Gitzo Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

Great Egret in Flight

Image # 203

Huntington Beach State Park

Murrells Inlet, SC

Canon 600L + 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/250 second

Aperture Priority, Evaluative Metering, EV +1/3

Gitzo Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

Black-necked Stilt at Sunrise

Image # 196

Huntington Beach State Park

Murrells Inlet, SC

Canon 600L + 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/640 second

Aperture Priority, Evaluative Metering

Gitzo Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

Snowy Egret in Flight

Image # 200

Huntington Beach State Park

Murrells Inlet, SC

Canon 600L + 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 200, f/8, 1/2000 second

Aperture Priority, Evaluative Metering

Gitzo Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick