Unboxing – One of Life’s Great Joys
Written by: Tiffany Joyce
Let me ask you, as one photographer to another… are there many things better in life than unboxing a brand new camera? Not many, I think!
A serendipitous sequence of events lead to the ability to buy my Canon EOS 7D with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit lens – which I have greatly coveted since its debut last year – several months ahead of schedule. I pulled the trigger on it on Monday evening, and it was in my hands on Wednesday. Oh joy, oh happiness, oh how lovely it is to live in the age of Amazon and UPS.
Of course, I took photos of each stage of the unboxing. For you, my gentle readers! (Click on each for a larger version.)
What I am looking forward to the most:
- Eight frames per second
- ISO up to 6400
- 19 point auto-focus
- On-the-fly switching between RAW and JPEG
- 63 zone dual-layer light metering
- HD video
What I am looking forward to the least:
- Reading the 250 page manual.
Rest assured, once I gain familiarity with this new camera, you’ll all be getting a detailed review. Plus, I received a couple of other toys in this shipment that I’m eager to share with you all, in upcoming entries!
Photo credits (all): Tiffany Joyce
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