30D First Outing Pics



Took my Canon 30d out yesterday for its first "field trip". We took the kids to Port Lympne wildlife park in Kent so fitted the 70-300 IS!

This was my first attempt with a "proper camera" for many many years and the excersise was to get used to the handling and performance rather than be bogged down with settings!

Here are a few examples. My main problem here was the cages were quite a small mesh and I had plenty of great shots ruined by this (my local zoo uses glass enclosures so it was new to me!). Even though I had focused through and it appeared through the viewfinder to be a clear shot, I was brought up short with a lot of blurred mesh!! Obviously something I need to learn more about and practise getting the angle better.

Here you can see the blurry edges caused by the fence!


This one is a bit better - though both were in the same enclosure.


Dinner time - bit of blur on this one too..


tight crop makes this one a bit better..

No cages so a better attempt!!

OK Im having trouble getting the pics to post! Let me work on it!


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Hi there

The one of the Lion eating is a top shot :thumbsup:


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Dinnertime one is excellent, as is the one of the blackbird(?).

Glad you're enjoying the camera.


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Love the lion photo.

What a cutie pie :D
Nice shots and nice and sharp too. I own a 10D which I love and thought was a brilliant camera but than just before Christmas I also bought a 30D and WOW what a difference. The 10D just sits in the bag looking lost and forgotten as the 30D is just such a lovely camera to use.


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Lovely pics ( though the lion eating does look macabre:devil:):smashin:
Decent glass too....IS rocks;)
You will love the 30D.. more and more as you get to "know it" .
The ease with which you can access WB, ISO, AV comp, metering and drive mode , shutter speed and aperture, as well as speed of operation is nothing short of amazing. Shutter lag simply doesnt exist . Auto focus with the USM lenses is very fast and accurate and the 5fps is always a joy to have even if you dont use it often. Battery life is good too
You will get some duff shots but that will invariably be down to you:rolleyes:.

As time goes on the vast majority should be sharply focused and well exposed, the subject and framing will then then be ..once again down to you:)

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