Although these digital SLRs let you take really nice pictures, they also take a lot of getting used to, especially if you haven’t used an SLR in a long time. I feel like I’m back to my high school days when I first took a class and learned how to use an SLRcamera. Thankfully, I have autofocus now — which makes one less thing to worry about — but I have re-learn all the tradeoffs and balances of shutter speed, ISO settings, and apertures.
The toughest thing is that this thing will let me snap away at 1/15 shutter speed without complaining at all. Sure the little flash icon blinks at you, but its easy to miss. And when you look at the shot you took in the LCD monitor, it looks alright most of the time (even zoomed up all the way). It’s only when I get home that things look slightly blurry. I really have to learn to not trust the LCD monitor and take a few shots in rapid succession to try to get a sharp shot.
I’m somewhat suprised by the d70 LCD. I feel like it has a blue cast on the photos it shows, and it tends to show flash photos in a much harsher way then when I look at them in iPhoto. With a 1GB memory card though, I supposed I shouldn’t worry too much and instead just try to shoot away, and pick and choose later. I guess that’s why all those real photographers keep their cameras on rapid fire. Oh well, live and learn.
Took the camera to Wunderlich park in the south bay today. Here are some results.

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