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  1. My new love – a Macbook Air 11″ i7 with 256GB of SSD

    November 28, 2011 by The Man

    Wowza this machine is amazing, just ran Aperture and imported 10Gb of MRAW files from a Canon 7D and it ran like a dream, fast – yes the processor all 4 of them maxed out but I was screen recording as well. More to follow when I have given it a thorough going over.

  2. Canon 7D continues to amaze me

    February 25, 2010 by The Man

    Well I have the Canon 7D now for 2 months and I have to say I love it. I usually have it hooked up to my 100-400mm but last Friday I decided to drop it off at Canon for a clean as the lens had been on active duty in Kenya for two weeks in December. I usually have quite a bit of wildlife in the back garden and living in a rural area really helps, but over the weekend I had a mystery visitor that I had never seen before.

    This was taken with the kit lens from the 450D and cropped but not bad for a window shot. Now I know what it is but can you name it ?

    I also had a play with a few presets in Aperture 3 that I found on Flickr and all I can say is WOW. This is my first take as I am still learning what it can do.

    The picture above is the original, next a preset called Cross Process

    And finally a bit of old school called Vintage Film, really reminds me of old pictures of when I was a kid.