Coming Up For Air

Berkeley Dance Project

I’ve been pretty busy with a consulting project the past month, hence my lack of regular posting. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, however. I’ll have more to say in a little over a week, so stay tuned.

I was taking a break from work last night when I saw that Rob Galbraith had posted a first look for the Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR. The subject of the Mark III was raised over dinner on Saturday with Eric. My Mark II is still going strong after 3 years, and I don’t see selling it anytime soon. I told Eric, how much more does a camera need to be before upgrading makes sense? According to Rob’s review, the Mark III has got the goods and is worth the wait. He calls it “the best full-featured SLR we’ve ever used, and its image quality is the best we’ve seen from a digital SLR in all ways except sheer resolution.” Wow. My credit card is almost flying out of my wallet.

If I do take the plunge, I can’t stop just with the Mark III. I’m going to have to buy more memory, batteries (despite their awesome performance, I still like to have at least 2 backup batteries), and a new laptop for remote work. My four-year old PowerBook G4 just isn’t cutting it anymore. Unfortunately, the timing doesn’t feel right to buy a new MacBook or MacBook Pro. It’s been 181 days since the last MacBook Pro update, which means new Books are just around the corner. After all, Apple has to show something at WWDC now that Leopard has been delayed, right?

In other photography news, Rae and I went to see the Berkeley Dance Project at the Zellberbach Playhouse at Berkeley on Saturday evening. I had shot the photo for their promotional flyer. It was good to be able to just sit in the crowd and enjoy the dance performance without the pressure of a deadline. The show runs through the 29th. My photos from the preview performance back in December are below. Enjoy!

1 thought on “Coming Up For Air

  1. Hank

    Personally Ijust can’t see going from a full frame camera back to a crop one (1dmkIII has 1.3 crop sensor).

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