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The Canon 40D is coming!

The wait is over, it is official… the Canon 40d is coming at the end of September. According to reports the new 40D will have a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor with extensive noise reduction technology and 14-bit conversion. A 6.5 fps, burst rate up to 75 consecutive JPEGs or 17 RAW images and DIGIC III Image Processor with a magnesium-alloy exterior, shutter durability-tested to 100,000 cycles, top speed 1/8000, top x-sync speed 1/250.

The 40D will also have EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Picture Style settings, Spot metering, and Highlight Tone Priority for advanced in-camera image control and a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor with advanced Live View Function and new options for reduced shutter time lag and quiet operation.

Sounds good? It does to me! I am very excited for this release and will be saving hard core starting right now… the US retail price is supposed to be $1299 for body and $1499 for body + EF 28-135IS lens, not too bad.

What do you think?



Lots of NEW Pics UP

I have A LOT of NEW pics up on FLICKR!!!!!!! check them out HERE


Why YOU should get a FLICKR pro account now

Flickr is a photo sharing website and online community where users share personal photographs. Flickr has become popular because of its online commnity which allows photos to be tagged, browsed and commented on by other users.

A basic account is free  but it limits you to 200 photos total so if you don’t have an account already register for one and then upgrade if you have an account You should upgrade to a PRO account NOW and this is why…

  • No storage limit:  you can upload as many pictures as you want; all you have to do is abide the monthly 2 GB bandwidth limit.
  • You can edit photo titles, tags and create photo sets for viewing.
  • Interaction: visitors can comment on your photos, make notes within the pictures and watch photo sets as a slideshow.
  • Visitors can subscribe to a RSS feed with your 20 latest pictures, great for upcomming photographers.
  • Your images will be resized for viewing on the web site, but you always have a safe and permanent backup of your original images.
  • It’s cheap: $24.95 per year is practically no money at all for all the functionality and storage you get.
  • The Organizer is overall a very competent tool for working with your images.
  • It’s a very well used photo service if you want to get your pictures noticed by others.
  • There are countless of third-party tools and software to work with your pictures.

Join and upgrade today, what are you waiting for?


Nikon D40, awesome dslr or large p&s???

I have owned and used the Nikon D40 for just about 2 months now… prior to it i had a Canon Digital Rebel XT for about 18 mons and before that a Sony p&s and a Nikon 35mm Film Camera. Photography has been a passion and a hobby of mine since i was a small child and was take the family Polaroid and take pictures of random things… anyways i’lls top rambling and get back to my point… is the Nikon D40 a great DSLR or just a large Point and Shoot camera????

after 2 months of using i can say that this camera is AWESOME!, i think the pictures are stunning, i strongly believe they look better then the did with the Canon… the size of the camera is perfect, my hand doesn’t tire of it, its not too big, its comfortable.

Some people are saying that the D40 is just a large P&S, i do not agree, i do understand where they are coming from though. The D40 is not compatible with older lenses because it doesn’t have an internal focusing motor, it is however compatible with many lenses and i am sure many more will be out in the near future…

For the price you cannot go wrong, you can find the D40 for about $550 or less now and its worth ever nickel…

And just in case you are wondering, here are some Key features

  • Nikon Image processing engine (as D80 / D200)
  • 6 megapixel DX format CCD (1.5x FOV crop, as D50)
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 420 pixel sensor (as D80 / D50)
  • New Multi-CAM530 three area AF sensor
  • ISO sensitivity range 200 – 1600 plus HI 1 (3200 equiv.)
  • Custom Auto ISO (selectable maximum ISO, minimum shutter speed)
  • 2.5 fps continuous shooting (as D50), unlimited in JPEG
  • No status LCD, new LCD monitor based status / settings screens
  • Help suggestions on LCD monitor (eg. scene too dark, try using flash)
  • Large 2.5″ 230,000 pixel LCD monitor
  • Bigger viewfinder view (x0.8 magnification, 95% coverage)
  • Short shutter lag and viewfinder blackout
  • Support for SDHC (SD cards over 2 GB in capacity)
  • In-camera retouching
    • D-Lighting (shadow / highlight enhancement)
    • Red-eye reduction
    • Trimming
    • Monochrome
    • Filter effects
    • Small picture
    • Image overlay
  • USB 2.0 with PTP and Mass Storage device support
  • Very compact, light body (smaller, lighter than D50)
  • Improved menu user interface (as D80 / D200)
  • New EN-EL9 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V, 1000 mAh)
  • New ‘Version II’ AF-S DX 18-55 mm kit lens

If you have been thinking about this camera or any other SLR or higher end P&S get the NIKON D40 you will not regret it

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day 13 + day 14


photo a day update

day 11

day 12

day 13


photo a day

im way behind… i need to get day 10, day 11, day 12, day 13, day 14 and now day 15 up… i promise them later on today


photo a day day 9 and 10

day 9

day 10


photo a day, catch up

day 5
day 6

day 7

day 8


Photo of the day, Day 4

Not my best work but totally my favorite mug

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