The 50D has arrived!

Well – after minimal waiting (it did arrive a week earlier than expected avialability) my Canon EOS 50D has arrived.  It was difficult to not just tear into the box, throw a charged battery and CF card in, plunk a lens on the front, and start shooting. But knowing I had a pile of work to do at the office, I showed some restraint and only brought in my battery grip with the Really Right Stuff L bracket for the 40D still mounted… figured I could get the first answer I wanted answered out of the way early (would I need to get a new L bracket or not). At the same time, I’d not be distracted by the shiny new object in my office and thereby neglect the work I was getting paid to do whilst in the office…

The quick answer was what I expected – yes it fits, but no – the longer openings on the side of the 50D for the HDMI output are not accessible via the opening in the L-bracket for the 40D.  In the short term, tis easy enough to unscrew the battery grip, move the rubber seal back, and then re-mount the battery grip… much easier than finding the hex wrench to remove the L-bracket from the grip…

I’m a touch short on time, so more initial impressions will have to wait, but I did run into hot pixels (fixed), fun w/ high iso testing, and fiddlin’ with the AF Microadjustment for specific lenses…

Good stuff ahead.

Thanks for reading!

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