Journal

Camera backpack mini review

After looking around all the shops and comparing prices and trying to find a new bag I came across a good quality bag at a reasonable price.…

The bag I bought was the Naneu Pro Uban Gear U120 Backpack which cost $147.

This is a large backpack with enough storage to hold up to a 300 f/2.8 lens with the body attached, or 2 bodies a couple of lenses and a flash (Depending on your configuration via the interchangeable padded dividers). It also has a rear compartment which can accommodate a 15.4" screen laptop. There is also 2 front storage compartments, a water bottle holder, tripod holder, padded waste strap and a headphone grommet (For your mp3 players etc). Also the camera storage compartment also has a padded divider which is designed to keep your gear safe from dust and damage (So when yo

My 40D mini review

I got the camera on Friday and spent the weekend just getting familiar with it (And the weather wasn’t that great). I took it out yesterday for its first shoot (You can see a few photos from the shoot in my folio).…

Its a nice improvement over my 20D, AF is faster and the viewfinder is also very nice and was the main reason for the upgrade. As soon as I tried it for the first time I knew I wanted one!

The LCD still sucks in bright daylight! Very hard to read the menus which is a little disappointing. :(

Also, the menu system is also not as good as the one in the 20D.

I still haven’t tried the liveview mode in real world shooting yet. But the live view function will come in handy for those awkward shooting positions (I was using a angle finder C for these situations with my 20D).

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The pitfalls of owning a SLR

As some of you may know from my previous journal entries that I recently acquired a new lens (Canon 100-400 IS). The lens has been great, BUT it has attracted allot of attention and brought allot of attention towards me while out and about shooting.…

In the past month I have received more “comments” about my gear then I have in the whole time I’ve been shooting! :P

Here are some examples of the comments I’ve overheard since I got this lens:

“Look at the size of that lens”
“That must have cost a fortune”
“Thats a really big camera”
“Look mummy that man has a telescope”
“Thats a F ’in big a** lens”
“That must be heavy to carry around all day long”
“Thats a lens only professionals use”
Lots of Wows

And lots of stares at me and my camera by other photographers, then the disappointed look at their own

The things you do to get the shot!

Being a landscape photographer I find myself in unusual situations and shooting positions to “Get the shot” Well today I found myself standing in the middle of a river to get into a good position to shoot some fast flowing rapids! I thought it would be a good way to clean off the mud I had all over my shoes from my earlier walk along the river bank through thick mud since it had been raining overnight and was still drizzling while I was out shooting (It ended up poring down with rain as I left).…

There I was standing knee deep in fast flowing water with my 20D and 17-40 lens and my monopod, Meanwhile the few people who where out enjoying the view from the river bank must had thought I was mad! :D
When I finished and crossed back to the river bank and walked out with my pants drenched I did

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