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Sun, Nov. 16th, 2008, 05:58 pm
Puttings things into sharp focus

Before my birthday, my old camera (a FujiFilm Pinepix S3000) was starting to die, so my friends very kindly gave me money towards buying a new camera. I found that digital SLRs had gone down in price significantly, and with the money I got for my birthday it was now a viable option for me. As much as I love the convenience of digital, I missed my old SLR film-based camera, especially for the depth of focus it could give me. I bought a Pentax K100D Super, which came with two lenses, an 18-35mm and a 75-300mm. Another feature this camera gives me is the ability to do rapid fire photos, which will come in very handy when I'm shooting kangaroos for Roophilia. I've put up a couple of sample photos to show you what I mean about depth of focus.

Eastern grey kangaroo eating


Thank you so much to everyone who chipped in to make this possible!

Sun, Nov. 16th, 2008 08:19 am (UTC)
odious

Congrats on your new camera.

You might find this helpful:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field

Sun, Nov. 16th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
aldi

Rooos! I miss them roos. *snifs*

Sun, Nov. 16th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

Very nice shots! I use nothing but a "rapid fire" mode myself (when I actually use my camera, though lately I've gotten lazy and just use my phone). It eats up memory cards but it's totally worth it!

The human eye has a rather shallow depth of focus. Your new pics look more realistic and natural.

Wed, Nov. 19th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
booga1

Nice to hear about the camera upgrade. I use a digital SLR myself, so I know what huge benefits come from using a "real" camera.

Focus speed and the rapid-shot is the main benefit for wildlife, and I'm sure you will put that to good use. :)

Nice camera choice too. Good stuff.