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p.6 #1 · the good old days


My first DSLR was a 300D 10 years ago, followed shortly by my first L - a 200/2.8. Both body and lens are long gone, but this is an early shot with the combo I still kinda like:




Jan 25, 2013 at 04:15 PM
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p.6 #2 · the good old days


eosfun wrote:
That's right. The first generations of Canon cameras came with Zoombrowser. DPP was not launched before 2004, it was definitely not available in 2000-2001 yet. It came with the 1DmkII that I bought, I downloaded a newer release immediately afterwards, but I had already tasted Capture One which was superior in almost every respect. The 20D indeed came with DPP, just like the 5D later did.

Have EOSfun


The 20D came with DPP (they use to give you DPP on a separate CD in a black cover that looks like the 1 series box) I remember they use to also have EOS Utility Viewer (not the same as the current EOS utility) as another Raw converter and for tethered shooting.

Earlier Canon cameras also came with a copy of Photoshop Elements 2.






Jan 25, 2013 at 04:31 PM
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p.6 #3 · the good old days


eosfun wrote:
That's right. The first generations of Canon cameras came with Zoombrowser. DPP was not launched before 2004, it was definitely not available in 2000-2001 yet. It came with the 1DmkII that I bought, I downloaded a newer release immediately afterwards, but I had already tasted Capture One which was superior in almost every respect. The 20D indeed came with DPP, just like the 5D later did.


I got both Zoombrowser and DPP with my 350D, and i confess i felt the output from Zoombrowser was more accurate with respect to colours. I preferred it for that reason, and its simplicity. I didn't use it for all that long though as i got a license for Capture One (v3.7 i think) with a Sandisk CF card. Somehow that also qualified for a free upgrade to v4 when it came out, and when v5 turned up i duly paid for the upgrade to Pro. However, at around the same time the workflow of LR caught me, along with necessary functionality like the healing tool that was missing from C1 at the time. Now I'm too invested in LR to move back



Jan 25, 2013 at 04:37 PM
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p.6 #4 · the good old days


PetKal wrote:
This was taken in 2005, shortly after I got 20D. The lens used was one of those inexpensive 70-300 zooms worth $250 or so at the time.


ahhh... yes, I fondly remember the old Rebel XSi/450D days with the cheap 55-250IS







hey, wait a minute .. I'm still using the XSi and 55-250IS
those good old days are still here








Jan 25, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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p.6 #5 · the good old days


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One from my 1D II which was my first DLSR, but not quite first digital camera.


Excellent. Like Eosfun mentioned: A masterpiece



Jan 25, 2013 at 06:36 PM
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p.6 #6 · the good old days


cputeq wrote:
My first DSLR was a Pentax K200D w/kit. It was 750 freaking dollars! I bought it because I kept missing great kid shots from P&S shutter lag. Eventually, I bought myself the Tamron 70-300 that cost 150 more dollars!

Occasionally I accidentally got some decent shots from the combo.

I even remember having to swap out 4xAAs during the air show


Great shots, cputec.

The second one imo is fantastic!



Jan 25, 2013 at 06:37 PM
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p.6 #7 · the good old days


Wonderfull and fascinating pictures here ...
Thank you all.



Jan 25, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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p.6 #8 · the good old days


Imagemaster wrote:
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What a stellar image.



Jan 25, 2013 at 07:03 PM
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p.6 #9 · the good old days


Here is my very first dslr shot, with an XT and kit lens, and a few others from the following 6 weeks. Most of my shots from that era are green box and direct flash. It sort of makes me cringe when I go back through them, though I recorded many dear memories that way. As far as I've come, I've only learned that I have a lot to learn. Thankfully its the process that I enjoy!






"First DSLR Shot"



















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Jan 25, 2013 at 07:41 PM
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p.6 #10 · the good old days


Gunzorro wrote:
Speaking of imaging software: I'm pretty sure my D60 came with Canon software, before the Digital Solutions Disc separated into DPP and Zoombrowser. I seem to recall it being only Zoombrowser.


Even the D30 came with some software, after all I was able to convert all the test raws to JPG or TIFF. The issue is that it was slow and cumbersome on a good day. DPP didn't come until much later (May 2004), as this article shows:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-6455-6976

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eosfun wrote:
Yeah, Daan, but we were talking the "good" old days here

Just kidding. I guess even one of your Nikon shots would be welcome here, since some even posted pictures from bridge cameras and compacts anyway. Please share some of your great portraits, or whatever subject. I know you have a lot of good stuff. Thanks! Have EOSfun


My photography started to make sense after I switched to Canon



Jan 25, 2013 at 07:42 PM
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p.6 #12 · the good old days


Daan B wrote:
My photography started to make sense after I switched to Canon


That's because everything is backwards on Nikon cameras!


Another piece of nostalgia, this is what the D30 box looked like:










Jan 25, 2013 at 09:17 PM
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p.6 #13 · the good old days


Before the FW hack, there was no dedicated AI servo in the 300D except the almost unuseable "Sports Mode". This didn't prevent some of us to take a stab at BIFs, even when using a slow lens like the Bigma at 500 mm.







Full EXIF Info
Date/Time 19-Aug-2004 10:42:59
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Flash Used No
Focal Length 500 mm
Exposure Time 1/2500 sec
Aperture f/8
ISO Equivalent 400



Jan 25, 2013 at 09:24 PM
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p.6 #14 · the good old days


Then the amazing 20D was released, and I was "machine-gunning" BIFs with 5 fps jpegs!

20D+ 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x







I can't believe some of us are now unhappy with the 1D4's AF.



Jan 25, 2013 at 09:33 PM
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p.6 #15 · the good old days


15Bit wrote:
I haven't used the 28-135 IS, my "problem" lens was the 18-55mm. I may have got a dud, but mine seems to have a serious case of decentring.


The later 18-55 IS kit version was pretty awesome though, way better than the 28-135 IS IMO, WAY better. A really good kit lens the 18-55 IS. The 18-55 non-IS seemed to be more 28-135 IS-like in quality from what I recall, maybe still it was a bit better? I didn't think much of the 18-135 IS kit lens a took a couple snaps with before selling off.



Jan 25, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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p.6 #16 · the good old days


First a shot with my first digital camera, a Canon G1. Then, because I don't have my first DSLR (D30) and the old photos would require a treasure hunt, I'll jump past that and the D60 and 1D, to the 1D MkII. I pulled out a few of these oldies to do a non-technical comparison of old and new gear here.here




Not bad for old tech and 3 MP

  Canon PowerShot G1    7.0-21.0 mm lens    9mm    f/2.2    1/50s    50 ISO    0.0 EV  






The LCD is dated, but the image files still hold up

  Canon EOS-1D Mark II    24.0-70.0 mm lens    59mm    f/2.8    1/160s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 25, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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p.6 #17 · the good old days


Another piece of nostalgia, this is what the D30 box looked like: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7853471824_1e44fa3867.jpg

Ah I know that box

Well for all the Box addicts, I beat everyone with boxes . This was at introduction of the D70 when we bought the special introduction deal from Nikon. 70 boxes with Nikon D70 at a special introduction price. They were all sold within two weeks. Incredible, but true. It was the time of waiting lists, and not everyone wanted EOSfun In fact my friend had a strong preference for Nikon and was happy to sell the D70 even though the sales team sold much more of the 300D and 10D cameras at the same time.









Jan 25, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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p.6 #18 · the good old days


After D70 and 300D trial out for 3 months, i decided to go for a big gun 1D2. I had about 40K 1D2 images within the first three months. Here is one of them. Most my favs were from this body.







Still love the rendering quality from those big pixel, here is two lovely IQ one that i found on flickr:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8295/7956243220_84433c056a_k.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/7967075692_42288be4b6_k.jpg

Why can't canon fine tune the 1D sensor and turn it in a fine pro 6.5 Mp FF body



Jan 26, 2013 at 03:44 AM
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p.6 #19 · the good old days


The D30 was a mind-bending experience compared to my prior Nikon Coolpix 900. Here's an early shot when everyone was struggling with WA coverage from the nasty 1.6x crop. I used the 15mm fish (now discontinued). Note slightly pink highlights, a D30 JPEG feature!





Jan 26, 2013 at 05:09 AM
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p.6 #20 · the good old days


Now if we're talking first digital camera ever, I'm sorry I have to post these.

You've been warned, your eyes may bleed.

It was a Kodak something-or-another. No zoom whatsoever. Almost 1MP. The IQ makes baby Jesus cry, even in good light.

Sadly the second shot is nearly full-sized





Gatlinburg, TN







My (then girlfriend, now wife) on Pascagoula pier, 2000.




Jan 26, 2013 at 02:25 PM
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