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Don McCullin tries digital for the first time!

Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
9 Nov 2012 4:11PM
This is an entertaining video showing Don McCullin getting to grips with the new Canon EOS 5D Mk III - his first foray into digital. http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/Don_McCullin.do

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whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 4:31PM
Thanks Pete, watching now.
mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 4:40PM
very inspiring, and very interesting Grin
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
9 Nov 2012 4:46PM
Fascinating stuff...many thanks Pete.

RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
9 Nov 2012 4:47PM
Interesting stuff. He must have enjoyed it - I do believe I saw him smile once. Smile
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Nov 2012 4:53PM
Very inspiring.
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
9 Nov 2012 5:11PM
All the epz membership must be watching it as it keeps freezing up on me after a few seconds Sad

Will try again sometime.
UKMike2013 5 20 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 5:48PM
Oh dear its a bit cheesy CanonAd in parts isn't it? And the absurdity of "tutoring" someone like McCullin is embarrassing when the camera is after all just a tool that Don has lived with for 50 odd years. I suspect Canon felt it was a good coup because McCullin famously used Nikon and Olympus OM throughout his professional career, even crediting one of his Nikon cameras with stopping a bullet and saving his life.
An entertaining piece nevertheless - the man is a legend
Techno Plus
9 2.8k 8 England
9 Nov 2012 6:03PM
Excellent, wonderful to see this master at work, did he take that leap into the digital world though?Wink
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
9 Nov 2012 7:24PM
I agree with how he feels about chimping, I don`t chimp either, old habits and all that Smile
GazzaG2003 15 358 England
9 Nov 2012 8:24PM
brilliant enjoyed it thoroughly, he's still a master and right on the button regards the chimping, missed a few doing that, wont make the mistake again. would look forward to a follow up if there is ever going to be one.
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
9 Nov 2012 8:56PM
Well the obvious comment after watching it and something that has been stated many many times.

It is the photographer and not the equipment.

OK, I think Don intimated that the auto focussing was a help and enjoyed the low light capability ( changing to a higher ISO ) but the composition and the moment for pressing the shutter was all down to his skills and many years of experience.

A very enjoyable watch Smile
thewilliam 9 6.1k
9 Nov 2012 9:26PM
A great photographer will take still great pix, whatever the camera.
Snapper Plus
13 4.3k 3 United States Outlying Islands
10 Nov 2012 12:06AM

Quote:I agree with how he feels about chimping, I don`t chimp either, old habits and all that Smile

I don't chimp the photo as it is way too small, but I do chimp the exposure to see if the sky is blown. While the "move" to Canon is an obvious marketing ploy, they might be slightly less enamoured with his effective rejection of zoom lenses.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
10 Nov 2012 12:19AM

Quote:I agree with how he feels about chimping, I don`t chimp either, old habits and all that Smile

No such quarms here!!

Seriously, look at it again, on his so called first use of the camera, he instinctively chimped ( that movement to the review screen takes practice), me thinks he's been using digital for a while!!

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