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Pushing Limits – Making Images With Ancient DSLRs (preview)

Crab spider Gear/Settings: Canon Digital Rebel, 65mm focal length, ƒ8@1/200 sec., ISO 400

Crab spider
Gear/Settings: Canon Digital Rebel, 65mm focal length, ƒ8@1/200 sec., ISO 400

Story and Photography by Don Komarechka

Technological limits are always pushing forward, and with each new iteration of camera gear we have more capabilities as photographers than ever before. This thought process can be crippling as we often start to think, “If I just had that latest lens or camera body, I’d be able to do it right!”

In some ways, this is true. It’s helpful to remember that photographers were making fantastic images before any of us were born. The best results always came from the creativity and the skill of the photographer and not the equipment they were using. If everyone around you is using the same camera equipment, the only way you’re going to stand out is to find your own creative approach. As camera gear continues to evolve, it’s your creativity that will always define you.

I decided to put this to a test to see what kind of imagery could be made today with one of the earliest “affordable” digital SLRs …

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