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Here’s something new. Instead of trawling youtube to find the Sunday Night Movie, I’ve made my own. Click above to watch the compressed version, or if you have a speedy connection click here to see it in full HD glory.

I spent the afternoon experimenting with the video capabilities of the new Canon EOS 7d. The 7d is the newest camera in Canon’s SLR lineup, and unlike earlier models it can shoot high-definition video as well as stills.

I’ve been very curious to see how the video performs with my macro lenses. A lab colony of Odontomachus chelifer trap-jaw ants at the University proved patient and willing subjects for my first experiment. These ants have absolutely fascinating mandibles, they are held open like a bear trap and snap shut on a hair trigger.

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