Canon EOS 70D

In photography by webmeister Bud

Ladies ’n gents, my first new camera body in five years: the Canon EOS 70D.

20131011 - Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
70 mm · 1/200 s · f/5.6 · ISO 200
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/64 power, 3′ above subject, 25º grid, remote triggered; Canon 430EX II, 1/64 power, 4′ front/left of subject, snoot shot, remote triggered

A bonus Friday photo ’cause holycrapIgotsmeanewcamera!

I’ve been saving my pennies, and promised myself that 2013 would be the year-of-a-new-camera-body-for-Bud.

While it’s generally been proven that it’s not the gear which makes the photographer, one can also reach the technical limits of what one has, and that was certainly the case with my faithful now-backup camera, the XSi.

And boy howdy, things sure do change in five years. Canon released no less than five versions of the Rebel line since I got my XSi in 2008.

That, coupled with the fact that I jumped up a class*, equals a whole heckofalot of learning curve coming up for yours truly. But, I’ll be having nothing but fun (and giggles) while I figure it all out.


* Canon’s camera classes, in the shell of a nut, are differentiated by the numbers and letters in the model name.
—> A 3/4-digit model number, like 450D (my XSi’s technical name) or 1100D (the Rebel T3), denotes Canon’s entry-level cameras.
—> A 2-digit number, like my new 70D, is their advanced/enthusiast line.
—> A 1-digit number (which isn’t 1) such as 5D or 7D, brands the body as prosumer.
—> And, a model number starting with 1, like 1D and 1Ds, means you’re rich enough to shoot with Canon’s professional flagship units.