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Sports / Re: Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« on: January 26, 2015, 06:04:53 AM »
Most of my slow shutter shots are done at between 1/30th to 1/60th of a sec.  The steeplechase water jump is always guaranteed to provide some action.  In the second one I pulled down the contrast clarity and saturation looking for a painted type effect.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 25, 2015, 08:50:04 PM »
A little boring at the local cricket on Saturday so I got this magpie-lark  (known as a mudlark here).  Shot with the 5D3 and Tammy 150-600 @ 600

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Sports / Re: Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« on: January 25, 2015, 03:55:55 AM »
Whole set about that ;)  {disclaimer: bullfight pictures, not graphic though}
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaces/sets/72157632806980513/
Untitled by jhacesr, on Flickr

Nice:)  Definitely in the Ernst Haas style

http://www.ernst-haas.com/colorGallery03.html

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Sports / Re: Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« on: January 24, 2015, 08:58:35 PM »
I get what you mean ie not panning shots as such but just capturing the motion blur of the subject.  I tried it recently at a tennis tournament but the keeper rate isn't very high.  The second shot is a panning shot which I'm more used to:)

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Lenses / Re: Purple fringing of 85 1.2ii
« on: January 24, 2015, 07:44:54 AM »
Damn this thread!!  I watched Citizen Kane on DVD tonight and for the first time I was distracted by the purple fringing in a lot of scenes!  How the hell you get purple fringing in a black and white movie I don't know but I do know it wasn't shot with a Canon 85 1.2 ;D

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I really think Nikon has nailed the potential of diffractive optics with their new lens and hope that Canon will follow suit.

So...you hope that Canon decides to release a DO lens where they have to warn in advance about flare problems, claim those problems can be minimized by a post-processing software correction, and provide an example of that correction where the resulting shot still suffers badly from veiling glare?  To each their own, I guess...


I meant with the DO tech of the 400mm DO II which evidently suffers none of the above.

My point (which I suspect you got) is that $2,000 is accessible to a lot more users than Canon's $7,000 asking price. The 400mm DO II is out of my range whereas a 300mm f/4 DO at $2,000 would be attainable for a lot more of us. Needless to say, we're talking about Canon so we can be fairly sure that isn't going to happen.

Canon's optical solution appears to be far more effective than Nikon's half baked optical and software solution, so no wonder they're selling it for only $2k.  I'm sure if they figured out a full optical solution the asking price would be in the same region or more than as Canon, as they do with their 70-200.  By the same token, if Canon do offer a 300 f4 DO it will be an optical solution and priced accordingly.

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Thanks Sanj.  It was the first time I tried anything like that and I wondered if it was objectionable for a nice white lily to be altered in that way but then I said why not it's a free country.  I know, I'm too self conscious being new to the world of photography.  :)

Jack

Congrats on hitting 1000 Jack! :D

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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: January 17, 2015, 05:13:34 PM »
Nice shots Tinky :)

Great news for anyone attending the upcoming Australian Grand Prix - they have changed the lens limit from a "focal" length of 300mm to a "physical" length of 400mm.  Thanks to Mickat for pointing out the change :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014
« on: January 16, 2015, 05:24:37 AM »
I imagine its easy to skew the numbers on flickr.  I shot with 2 different 7Dii cameras at a tennis tournament the other day. Both were supplied to me by CPS while I shot 2 sets for the day.  I've posted a few images on flickr while others that were there could post their images from the same cameras and how would that be reported by flickr?  My conclusion is that there are no useful conclusions that can be drawn about camera ownership or purchasing from the data.  Amazon data is different matter.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014
« on: January 15, 2015, 07:22:23 AM »
Wow!

So much wrong on the survey! No idea what the methodology is.... Is it counting by pictures or by owners, what about multiples, why is only 42.1 % of the cameras in the " big 5 ", how many were undetermined, what is the margin of error, what  is the sample size, what is the accuracy? 

You can't say anything significant from the results, so why bother reading conclusions from it?

Agreed. Any conclusions are made on some rather large assumptions.

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7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: January 14, 2015, 07:46:27 AM »
I had an extended play with a 7Dii today. Excellent camera!

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Excellent!  Thanks for sharing :)

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: January 12, 2015, 02:45:12 AM »
Lovely shots on this page guys :)

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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: January 11, 2015, 02:55:13 PM »
Nice work Jock!  Great images to keep us going until F1 rolls around again.

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What happened to the Nikon D5400?

They found the oil spots before they released it this time  ;D

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