HManPhoto's Random Musings

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

New Camera On The Way

I'm hoping to be within two months of owning a new digital camera. That camera would be the Canon EOS 20D. With its high resolution and the ability to take rapid fire shots I intend to get some great action photos from both road course and drag race tracks in the area. I also intend to shoot a lot of landscape shots from the southern Indiana and central Kentucky regions and put them together for an online "book".

I currently do photos and poster prints of various show cars/bikes and will likely be pushing that a bit more in the future after purchasing this camera. At this point I tend to let those jobs come to me. I intend to push for them more in the future.

I believe the Canon camera will open up some job possibilities that I just cannot tackle with my current arrangement. While it takes great photos, my Sony has just too much lag in the shutter release to do the action shots I'm currently after. Add onto that the fact that I can only shoot one picture every two seconds and I'm just far too restricted.

Up soon after the camera... a new laptop to accompany it.


At 1:22 AM , Blogger moandnate said...

Rock on with your new camera Chris!!! I know that you will get some amazing and beautiful shots!!!!!

Much love to you and yours!!!

At 8:22 AM , Blogger bikerdup said...

Nice write up! A couple of other sport-touring mods to consider:

1. The bars can be raised even further by combining Heli-Bars with 3/4" GenMar risers. This requires a slight recontouring of the windscreen, but really ups the comfort level (feel free to email me at if you would like to discuss).

2. I found the seat-to-peg relationship to be tight, even for my 5'7" body. A Corbin seat only exacerbates this. By installing after market pegs (I used ProTeck's Pro Light slash cut pegs), I dropped a a couple of pounds in weight and opened up the seat-to-peg distance a good inch. This made a BIG difference!

3. A Zero Gravity Double Bubble wind screen in dark tint not only looks good, it makes visual access to the gauges much easier.

I agree that the Hayabusa has the all the stuff to be terrific sport tourer, and I also agree that a few mods go a long way towards optimizing it for that mission.


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