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12/27/14 - I upgrade to a new camera! A Canon EOS 70D. Let's take some pictures!

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id: 41691
A bag from Hunt's? How interesting!
id: 41692
OK, a high speed 32gb SD card, sure.. some microfiber, ok.. and... a Canon EOS 70D!
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Gotta have a good card if you're going to be taking a lot of photos
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And I guess you can never have enough microfiber
id: 41695
Time for a good old fashioned unboxing ritual
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The picture on the box shows a lens but I just got the body
id: 41697
More of the box..
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Yep. It's the box. Read it if you like.
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The box is open! And no facehuggers inside, so this is going alright so far.
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Removing all the warranty cards and software and nonsense..
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What do we have here.. a mini-USB cable, neck strap, battery charger, and battery
id: 41702
Now we're getting somewhere. Still hibernating somewhere in this bubbly cocoon is my new DSLR camera
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Inside the bubbles was some fuzzles
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There she is
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Articulated screen, locking mode selector, multi-function dial, on-body LCD info screen, dual microphone..
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This should do just fine
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No lens, but that's fine. My lenses will be right at home there
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Look at that articulating screen.. articulate
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The first official photo on the 70D!
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Hi Dad
id: 41711
Ah that's lovely
id: 41712
Let's go to Mom's house
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Bye Dad! See you in a couple of days!
id: 41714
Isabelle was not that impressed with the new camera
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See? Not impressed at all
id: 41716
Mom was excited but also wished she was only the only subject I had for the afternoon
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Except.. pretty boy
id: 41718
Let's document Mom throwing out garbage
id: 41719
"Why aren't you helping meeee?"
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Hi Mom!
id: 41721
Say cheese for the new camera!
id: 41722
Macaroni wonders what happened to all that wrapping paper
id: 41723
It's gone, Macaroni. You have to wait until next year.
id: 41724
"Having fun?"
id: 41725
The nutcrackers... they're everywhere..
id: 41726
"This is my internet face". This is a good time to point out that a lot of the stuff I write "in quote marks" is made up..
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I kept demonstrating how fast the new camera could take photos by taking an unreasonable amount of photos
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Isabelle has a stinkface as usual
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Let's take a moment to honor the old camera, the Canon EOS 450D, aka EOS Rebel XSi.
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It's been in service since August 12, 2010 (1,598 days ago) and has delivered over 13,186 photos to the website (and countless more that didn't make the cut). It's not being retired, but it's definitely the #2 driver now. Thanks, Rebel.
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Macaroni is unsure how to feel about all of this
id: 41732
Better just retreat into the Christmas pile
id: 41733
Isabelle, should you be on the table?
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Or the couch?
id: 41735
Macaroni can't get any peace
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Neither can Mom
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"What have you brought me?"
id: 41738
Isabelle has a tiny head compared to the rest of her body
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Isabelle has a new habit of sitting right next to Mom and getting annoyed if there isn't any space
id: 41740
So creepy..
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Let's go shopping!
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Creepy "street photography" of strangers!
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Can you blame me? The 70D has a much quieter shutter and I wanted to play with it!
id: 41745
L. Ron Hubbard wrote these??
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Let's get some domestic rugs!
id: 41747
Or mothballs. Whatever.
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