Went out for a few hours with a mate to take some photos. Day was ruined a bit because I didn’t check my camera settings closely enough!
I put this together just so I could see what my 60D was capable of. I am definately no videographer and should probably stick to still images. When it’s actually in focus (manual focus), it’s very sharp. A DSLR allows you to play with depth of field very easily which is something that a normal video camera struggles with. This lets you get some cool out of focus action otherwise known as ‘bokeh’ in your videos. This was shot with a 50mm f/1.8II and a 24-105mm f/4L IS.
Taken at the 2008 Amberly AFB Airshow in Queensland Australia, this is a view of some of the major aircraft the Royal Australian Air Force has had at it’s disposal over it’s history.
Left to right: P-51 Mustang, de Havilland Vampire, Gloster Meteor, BAE Hawk, McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.
If I made an error with the names feel free to tell me.
Looking through my old photos I found this clip of an F-111 performing a dump and burn at the 2008 Amberly AFB Airshow. This is sadly something we won’t be able to see any more because the F-111 has finally been retired from active service in Australia.
When I was researching my dslr purchase last year, I was told by people not to bother wit the low-end cameras, and to spend a bit more on a better body. In the end I couldn’t justify the higher price of the other bodies here in Australia being a uni student so I opted to get the lowest model in the Canon range, the 1000D (or Rebel XS in North America). (more…)