« on: December 16, 2014, 06:19:12 PM »
Obviously the 24-70 f/2.8 is great. However if that is out of your range, buy the 6D with the 24-105L as a kit lens and also buy the 40 mm pancake. It is a f/2.8 lens.
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Nice! I would crop out the building in the foreground and it's masts.
Yesterday's Estonian volleyball cup's final:Nice! great action.
Shot with 7D MK II and 135/2 lens. Both ISO 4000, shot in RAW. I find that 1DX noise is about a stop better than 7DII, which is understandable. When I bought 7DII, I was prepared for even worse result, so I'm happy with that.
Not enough options in the pollThird from the bottom. The wording is different.
There should be a line "When all else fails read the manual".
There I was, sitting in my hide in my garden with 840 mm of telepower, all set and ready for small garden birds. What do you do when a sparrowhawk lands at 5.5 yards (might have been 5.7 yards ;-) ) from you ? You take a portrait !Lovely!
I was already wondering when you'd show up in this thread :-)Macguyver, nice capture! Like I said in another thread, wildlife photographers are like snipers - the technique is the same. And one needs just one shot.I think the cost of film taught you to be more careful about taking shots.
Actually, the cost of film taught me to stop shooting because I couldn't afford it anymore :-o ... I only started again after digital cameras were good enough so there was no need for yearly body upgrades anymore.Case in point - the shot below. Not a great one, but a very difficult one with a handheld 600mm focal length on a moving boat through lots of foliage with a baby that slipped off its mother's back about 5 seconds after we spotted it.
Great shot and amazin iq, given the circumstances. It's so darn difficult to get everything right with wildlife, and Murphy's Law tells us that "the value and uniqueness of the shot is proportional to the likelihood of some grass or similar rubbish being in the frame" :-p
Untitled by NAVBPhotos, on FlickrLovely! Did you use flash or was it natural lighting?
Absolutely fantastic.Laguna Toncek, Patagonia Argentina
Canon 6D + Rokinon 14, ISO 100, 1/25 sec
I really like this shot. Well done.
.Or maybe the diopter setting on the viewfinder needs adjustment. I know mine needed it
There may be more going on here than meets the eye, so to speak.
I'd suggest the OP may want to gently suggest his photographer have his eyes checked. That OOF percentage suggests two things to me. First, failing eyesight generally. Second, the known difficulties of manual focus on current digital bodies. Back in the "old-school" days we had much better tools for seeing proper manual focus.
The failing eyesight thing happened to Ansel Adams. In his last years he was printing sub-par work due to his failing eyesight. Naturally, when this was pointed out to him, he didn't see it and rebelled at the suggestion. It still looked good to him.
I wasn't actually asking for help, I was trying to offer some information about my personal experience with the 7Dii's focusing issues, in case anyone else was having the same problem and once I find out what is going on, that information might be helpful to them.What about focus in Live View? Is that ok?
I guess you could hold it as a P&S and shoot in live view mode...Wow if he never AFMA'd the cameras he was testing I guess that pretty much invalidates the tests.
Invalid tests? But...but...he does a lot of testing for his YouTube channel. If that doesn't make him an expert, what does??
Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) by Tony Varela Photography, on Flickr
Wow great shot. Man that's sharp. What ISO etc?
+1If anyone can offer some advice, it'd be much appreciated.
Don't buy anything, shoot with what you have - it doesn't look to shabby :-p. If you'd be in real need of one of the gear items, you'd know.
If it's just gas, probably get the 500L2 as you're focal length limited with your current full frame gear. With the kind of image quality you're carrying, I imagine you wouldn't be happy going back to a crop sensor.