National Camera Day found me with a Canon EOS 10D that needed testing. It came in an auction lot without a lens or battery, but with a 2GB CF card. So I got a used battery and charger off eBay, borrowed an EF 35-80mm 1:4-5.6 lens off a film EOS camera, and a hood from a Nikkor 35mm.
At first I was trying to use a Sigma UC 35-135mm 1:4-5.6 lens, but it kept causing “ERR 99” faults. After switching to the EF 35-80mm, there were no longer any issues.
The images straight out of the camera (SOOC) left something to be desired, so I ran them through PSE10 to fix exposures (mostly with Auto Levels), and do some cropping for Web posting.
I’ll not be keeping this camera, as I have plenty of other gear to keep me busy, but now that I know it works, it should be easier to give to someone who wants to get into DSLRs.
All images taken at Walrond Park.
Drum Practice II by P F McFarland, on Flickr
Praying To Keep The Bugs Away II by P F McFarland, on Flickr
Eggs by P F McFarland, on Flickr
Hole 5 by P F McFarland, on Flickr
See the rest at https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3tf6yL