Wow, nice stuff SwissBear. Love the video and the clouds coming in at the end (with a moon rise I suspect). Very well done
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Depends on the lens, and what you mean by manual focus. If you mean through the viewfinder, the stock focus screen in both is the same, and is not very good for lenses faster than f/2.8 (because you'll see the DoF of ~f/2.8 even with faster lenses). The 6D has a user-replaceable focus screen, so you can easily install the Canon Eg-S, which will show you the true DoF of a fast prime (and conversely, f/4 and f/5.6 lenses will give you a pretty dark viewfinder). Canon doesn't consider the 5DIII's focus screen to be user replaceable. There are 3rd party options, installation can be easy, but also easy to screw up (misalignment resulting from improper shimming), and metering may be affected (the 6D has settings to compensate for other Canon focus screens).+1.
If you mean manual focus via Live View, there's no difference between the two cameras. If you're going to rely on focus confirmation from the AF system, the 5DIII has an edge.
It is known that long exposures do not work well in the digital age. For startrails, there is an easy solution: shoot many pictures (p.ex. 30/15sec exposure each, normal post in LR), and then do an overlay. I used GIOTTO if i'm right.^^^^^^
This works quite nice, only fills your memory card. Another advantage: if clouds roll in, you still can make a nice movie
Great shot. Nicely done.Thanks Click.
Beautiful shot.Thanks wopbv4. I'm about an hours drive nth of Melbourne and faced a similar issue (light pollution). I did one shot at ISO 3200 but that just brought out the light pollution, rather than more stars (plus sensor noise). In LR I did increase the contrast and added a touch of NR.
I tried something similar with 8-15 mm fisheye, but I had too much light pollution from Margaret River (WA) Town nearby.
Mr Bean and wopbv4,Thanks Serendipidy. I must admit, looking at the splendid images posted in this thread (over the past few months for me at least) has certainly inspired me to go out and give it a go. With half decent equipment, a good mono pod and hours of standing....waiting....waiting.... it can pay off
Beautiful shots of two lovely birds. Well done.
Thanks Click. They are found along the east coast of Australia. For a small bird, they have a fairly loud call. A very challenging bird to photograph, as they move like lightning (a bit like the hummingbird). But a worth while challenge when I nail a few picsEastern Spine Bill.
This ones been gorging on the Correas that are in flower in my backyard (note the yellow pollen on the beak).
5D3 with 300mm f4 + 1.4x TC
I love this bird. I don't have this species in my region. Very nice shot.