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Ralph Conway
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p.2 #1 · the good old days


Great sample pictures. Nice to see that great shots where already possible without "sophisticated" gear in earlier times.

Grazy that it is just 10 years ago, when DSLRs started to become affordable.
On the other hand it is unbelieveable, how fast those ten years passed.



Jan 24, 2013 at 01:25 PM
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p.2 #2 · the good old days


SchnellerGT wrote:
Siblings kissing?


they were born in west Virginia.

sorry west Virginia. JK



Jan 24, 2013 at 01:47 PM
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p.2 #3 · the good old days


It's actually pretty embarrassing to look at the shots I made with the first DSLR I had - the Nikon D70 which wasn't actually mine but belonged to the newspaper I am working in (as I was back then, in late '05 - early '06). However, among the sea of junk - that has thankfully been largely destroyed by me later when tidying up the archive - there are a few decently sharp pictures. Some even tell a story (or are trying to).





Ice sculpture festival outside the State Hermitage (10 Jan 2006)





Bitter cold out on river Neva (19 Jan 2006 - pardon all the dirt!)

















Historical reenactment (World War II) - 28 Jan 2006





Riding on thin ice (2 Mar 2006)
Before long, I got my own DSLR - a then-state-of-the-art KM 7D. Not that it helped my pictures much in itself - but I started getting better lenses (the Nikon D70 had two bargain bin Sigmas as companions - an 18-50/3.5-5.6 and a 28-300/3.5-6.3; they were generally not terribly sharp) and learning the basics. Here's one of the first shots (of the ones that I kept, anyways) made with the 7D (30 Mar 2006):






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Jan 24, 2013 at 01:49 PM
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p.2 #4 · the good old days


Snopchenko wrote:
http://cs307413.userapi.com/v307413358/37d8/uQk9ZR1sVyI.jpg


How do write that up for the insurance company?



Jan 24, 2013 at 01:53 PM
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p.2 #5 · the good old days


Dunno, but the big deal - why the paper was interested in that case at all - was that the owner is a famous actor so he could probably afford the repairs (thankfully that time no one got killed; the water isn't that deep anyways).


Jan 24, 2013 at 01:58 PM
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p.2 #6 · the good old days


Snopchenko wrote:
Dunno, but the big deal - why the paper was interested in that case at all - was that the owner is a famous actor so he could probably afford the repairs (thankfully that time no one got killed; the water isn't that deep anyways).


"..that time..." ? This happens a lot?



Jan 24, 2013 at 02:16 PM
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p.2 #7 · the good old days


Here are some from my first DSLR - ye grand ol' Canon Digital Rebel (300D):






































Jan 24, 2013 at 02:46 PM
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p.2 #8 · the good old days


15Bit wrote:
"..that time..." ? This happens a lot?

Sometimes in spring stuff goes under the ice. There have been a few fatalities locally over the years. Emercom is doing lots of patrolling but people are reckless.

And JMan13 - the photos are awesome! Proves pretty well that it's not the camera that counts... I couldn't even contemplate getting something like your photo #5, regardless of how well I'm stocked up on lenses.



Jan 24, 2013 at 03:02 PM
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p.2 #9 · the good old days


First Digital Rebel, 300D. Taken in December of 2004 at an NY Air National Guard disaster drill, and was published in an ANG magazine the following month. My first published digital image.








Jan 24, 2013 at 03:33 PM
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p.2 #10 · the good old days


Snopchenko wrote:
And JMan13 - the photos are awesome! Proves pretty well that it's not the camera that counts... I couldn't even contemplate getting something like your photo #5, regardless of how well I'm stocked up on lenses.


Thanks! I appreciate it. Interestingly enough (I didn't realize it when I picked the ones to show), every one of these was actually taken with the Sigma 18-125mm DC (first version). Cheap-o lens.

I've got some later stuff with my DRebel from when I got my 80-200L and Tokina 12-24 and such, but I thought I'd start with these. Maybe I'll post some more tonight.



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p.2 #11 · the good old days


Great idea! And some great images as we stroll through everyone's memory lane.

Here are my firsts with my first digital SLR. Bought the D60 in July 2002, and never looked back. This is the first time I've done any LR editing on these, including lens profile on a few interiors shots.

Very first test shot with the good old 17-35/2.8L lens.






Followed by first people shot (daughters as photo-prey). Same lens.






Pre-remodel kitchen. 17-35L.






First panorama stitch, that has lead to so many banal panos! 17-35L.






First use on assignment. What a godsend regarding clarity, ISO and especially the ambient light compared to film. Film = yuck! 17-35L. At this point, I was mainly using 17-35L, 24 TS-E and 28-135 IS as my primary lenses. That 17-35 still holds up -- both these are shot at f/3.5, only 2/3 stop closed down!











Friends at shooting match. 28-135 IS.

















Jan 24, 2013 at 04:02 PM
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p.2 #12 · the good old days


I wish I still had my images saved when I purchased my first DSLR - Nikon D70. The files (which are on CD no less) are probably still at my parents house. I'll see if I can scrap up some images from my first Canon DSLR - 20D.

-Nick



Jan 24, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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p.2 #13 · the good old days


I'd thought this was from my first DSLR, an XTi, but it was actually from the 40D I got later. This was one of the first using my newly-acquired Sigma 50 1.4.







Jan 24, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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p.2 #14 · the good old days


Ten years ago I picked up a Canon 10D. Got a 70-200/4 and a 100/2.8 macro along with it. Not only my first DSLR but my first digital camera in general. I had not done any photography for a long time and wanted something to get me out of the house and moving again. It worked and was one of the best things I ever bought.











Jan 24, 2013 at 04:12 PM
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p.2 #15 · the good old days


Here are a few




  Canon EOS 10D    400mm    f/5.6    1/4000s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS 10D    400mm    f/5.6    1/2500s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS 10D    400mm    f/6.3    1/1600s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Jan 24, 2013 at 04:13 PM
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p.2 #16 · the good old days


From my first day with my first (D)SLR, Canon 300D with 18-55 kit lens (upgrading from a Nikon Coolpix 950).
December 2003:


















Jan 24, 2013 at 04:18 PM
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p.2 #17 · the good old days


Opps..edited because mine was not a dslr, it was my digital camera given to me by my company to take photo's on the job for reports. Took it home and played around with it, but not a dslr, sorry

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Jan 24, 2013 at 04:25 PM
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p.2 #18 · the good old days


D30, bought new at introduction - still have it :-)




Elephant Seal - San Simeon, CA




Jan 24, 2013 at 04:28 PM
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A macro shot from my D30 (not 30D!) the very first "affordable DSLR" at slightly over 3000$. Only 3MP and the lens gave a "Zeissy" look don't you think so? Room enough to even crop the photo to a square composition. Anyway, it was my first meeting with digital SLR's and even though I started to hate the D30 for the terrible AF after a while I never lost the EOSfun







And in the good old days we had Pondria, our king of frog photos. I know he is still here every now and then. But where are thou now Pondria? Are you still having EOSfun Of course, the frog is also D30.







And believe it or not, but the 3Mp D30 was good for landscapes too. This one was published for more that 2 years at a Dutch exhibition printed 1,50m x 1,00m. Of course the image was linear converted and the print was made with the help of Fred's software the linear RAW converter and Stair Interpolation tool Thanks again Fred for the great software and knowledge you provided to this community. I think today it's only a few people who still remember and take this great plaform for granted as a result ot the wonderful community you built here with the help of so many others. But I am sure those early days and your great start with digital photography and image processing were of great importance for what this community has grown to








Jan 24, 2013 at 04:37 PM
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p.2 #20 · the good old days


Great thread, some fantastic photo's here.

This is from my first DSLR - 400D which i got in 2007, until then I was shooting slides on a pair of EOS 3's.








Jan 24, 2013 at 05:49 PM
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