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Shiny New Christmas Toy

So as an early 21st Birthday/Christmas/Hannukah present, I got a Canon Powershot SX20IS. I've always been attracted to Canon's and I really like the look of it as well as the feel. I've wanted a camera with some horsepower behind it for about 5 years now and also wanted to have a little bit more manual control (which it has, but I lack the training to use with flourish right now, part of the reason I'm not ready for a DSLR even if I like it) and HD movie ability, all of which this has.

So hopefully somewhere between writing and working right now I can learn a little bit of less amatuerish photography as well. Or just take really amazing amateur Cosplay photos.






The image from my balcony when it began to snow hard like right after I tried to put my camera away.



With the ridiculous 50x zoom on. It's suppose to be 20x but it really could go up to 80x and be super grainy.



Nuzzle the Puppet Christmas Tree Topper -- and Scott Porter's arms.



Manual focus using the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book



Manual focus/zoom of the CN tower from my apartment.


Another shot of downtown from my balcony. It was the first shot, so I don't remember if it's manual or auto.

And finally, video, not in HD but pretty cool anyways:

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ischkabibble
Dec. 15th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
I love Canon's too, I don't know anything specific about specs of cameras (to be completely honest, I don't really care as long as the colour settings on the camera are superb and there's a good depth of field), but you're going to have so much fun with that. Show more of your life so I know what the hell's up with you

Heeheeheee, Nuzzle's your christmas tree topper, I love that!


If you want to go to the show still, let me know when. If you go during the middle of the week, I'll pay for it as your early/late birthday/christmas present :)
1407graymalkin
Dec. 15th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
Sweet! I got put on full availability next week to accommodate for the 26th, but if there's still time to go in that lull week after I will absolutely.

I did a whole mess of screwing around with White Balance using the Scott Poster and Nuzzle. I have forgotten all that RTA has taught me I swear :S

Otherwise I'm deciding whether or not to take the camera on Boxing Day. My current feeling is no because of the busy nature of the day, but it's so sadly tempting.
ischkabibble
Dec. 15th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
CAMERAS THAT ARE NOT DISPOSABLE AND BOXING DAY DO NOT MIX. For the love of your camera, don't do it babeeeeee.


I forgot everything about working the camera in first year too :> Just set the white balance on automatic, lul. And keep it at ISO200 and you'll be set both indoors and outdoors. In lower lights, you can bump it up to 400.
1407graymalkin
Dec. 15th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
iPhone camera it is.

See, the ISO is not set to 200 right now. Because while I can fstop set and adjust focus (especially now that I understand the way the camera does it, which is digital and not ah! worthy) the ISO is something I still have issue with and did then too.
1407graymalkin
Dec. 16th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Did your essay ever get finished? I've been meaning to ask.
ischkabibble
Dec. 16th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
You bet your ass I did!! I am not failing out of RTA in the last semester.
stillvisions
Dec. 15th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Woo camera!

Welcome to the photo club...
1407graymalkin
Dec. 15th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
HELLO WRONG REPLY LINK.

LET'S TRY THAT AGAIN!

LOOK KEVIN! I CAN HAS A CON SHOOTER!
stillvisions
Dec. 15th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
WOO! Now I can strike a pose for you next time! I can be the bad condo... elf? I dunno XP
1407graymalkin
Dec. 15th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
YES! Or a Construction Sandshrew!
ischkabibble
Dec. 15th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Lolol, should I even ask?
1407graymalkin
Dec. 15th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
No. I'll show you some picture at some time that vaguely will reference this. But no.
synchronicarly
Dec. 27th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
Great camera, that zoom is crazy! I had an older model of this camera & loved it.
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