With temperatures around freezing point, blue skies and frost on the ground, I got down to the Rhine Delta in Austria just as the sun was rising this morning.
A perfect opportunity to try out my new Canon EOS 70D camera body.
All of the above shots were taken hand-held using a Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L lens.
This lens is ideal for trekking – light weight and no need to mount on a tripod.
The technical specification of the EOS 70D shows several clear advantages:
Has a touch screen
Has a flip-out screen
Higher true resolution
Less shutter lag
Shoots slightly faster
Better boost ISO
1080p @ 30fps
More focus points
I had the impression that the 70D locked on to moving targets faster and more reliably with auto focus in servo mode – this is for me a key requirement when shooting birds in flight.
The flip-out, touch screen is a definite improvement – easy to enlarge image previews without having to press different buttons.
In conclusion I don’t regret this trade-up one bit and look forward to capturing some great images in the months ahead.