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Well, I wanted to share these.  The first shot is with my 50mm and the 2nd shot with the 70-300mm.  I liked AI Servo mode which worked very well for me focusing on the players.  Out of about 150 shots- not all were keepers from an action standpoint; but only three or four pix I found to be out of focus- or really just not focused on the subject that I wanted.

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: January 07, 2014, 05:25:43 PM »
Love the Alne Estuary shot of the sailboats.

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: January 07, 2014, 12:48:03 PM »
"Re: Black & White

« Reply #231 on: January 06, 2014, 12:28:44 PM »
Quote from: Tonywintn on January 01, 2014, 08:36:31 AM

My brother's Harley

Great bike!
Why did you opt for HDR?

I like how the HDR highlights the chrome and also all of the detail it shows in the tires.  I also like how it made the shadows look.

I went to a college women's basketball game yesterday and got a number of nice shots using my 6D.  This was my first time shooting a sporting event since the early 1980s.  Some background:  I used to shoot sports when I was in college in the 1970s for the local newspaper.  I freelanced college and high school football and basketball games going wherever the Sports Editor sent me.  I earned much needed cash doing that.  I used my 35mm camera with a 50mm f/1.4 lens back then for most shots and push processed to ASA1000 in order to use available light.  Flash wasn't allowed at most sporting events.  Fast forward to yesterday:  My Canon 6D with 50mm f/1.4 lens (just like the old days) set on AI Focus.  A momentary lag on each shot as I pressed the button so that the camera could focus.  I got a number of nice action shots and in focus.  A couple focused on players behind the action.  All and all, not bad.  I switched to AI Servo and multi-shot mode.  Now we're talkin'.  Focus hit on nearly every shot.  I have a few that focused on the bleachers or on the wrong players; but 90% dead on.  I used 1/250 and f/2.8 with the 50mm and stayed with 1/250 but shot wide open with my 70-300mmL at f/5.6.  ISO was between 2000 and 6400.  So pretty good lighting on the floor.  The shots with both lenses were excellent.  My experience compared to the 70s is what a difference technology makes.  I used to go through a lot of B&W film to bag a few great shots.  My keeper rate was way higher with today's technology.  I was also glad to see I still have the knack.  btw- would I get in trouble posting a few of these pix from a public sporting event?  Do we need released to do that?  What are the rules?

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: January 01, 2014, 08:36:31 AM »
My brother's Harley

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D: Should I wait or not?
« on: November 05, 2013, 06:40:40 PM »
Jump in, the water is fine.  I'm loving the 6D.
This is with the 70-300L Zoom

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 28, 2013, 12:32:42 PM »
Here is a fun picture with our cat.  See his eyes?  Manually focused. 

Software & Accessories / Re: Normal RAW vs Dual ISO Raw Example Video
« on: July 17, 2013, 01:10:20 PM »
How do displays and prints compare with 14 stops dynamic range?  Are displays just compressing the range back to some lower level?

Lenses / Re: Is my 24-105mm f/4 L unreasonably soft?
« on: March 17, 2013, 08:51:22 PM »
After I made my post I started thinking about my set-up:  It was hand held and the focal plane may not have been parallel to the screen door.  So I did a proper set-up on the tripod and did some shots at wide open and with the zoom set  at both ends and the middle.  I got better results with the set up so that the focal plane was parallel to the wall.  I see a bit of softening at 105mm in the corners with the aperture wide open and down to f/7; aperture doesn't seem to matter, but by 70mm the image is tack sharp corner to corner.  24mm is very sharp.  I taped a cloth towel to the wall.  The fine fibers make for a good image to resolve.  I also found that when focusing manually, I did not get the image as sharp as the autofocus.  I appreciate what I am learning on this website.  I feel better about my new camera and lens after making this test.

Lenses / Re: Is my 24-105mm f/4 L unreasonably soft?
« on: March 17, 2013, 07:14:44 PM »
Is it normal for the 24-105mm f/4L to be a little soft in the corners when zoomed in to 105mm?  I snapped a shot of my screen door at f/7.  The screen mesh is crystal sharp in the center third, not too bad in the left third but a little soft in the right third and more so at the bottom corner.  At 24mm, the screen mesh looks crisp all over.  I just got the 6D and this lens a month ago and decided to do this test.  My question is should I send it in for adjustment, or is this normal?

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: March 05, 2013, 09:58:44 PM »
Thank you.  These are the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.  This is my backyard about 45 miles from Asheville. 

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: March 05, 2013, 08:35:36 PM »
Oops!  I meant 2/3 stop steps...

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: March 05, 2013, 08:29:15 PM »
I took this last week.  It is 3 bracketed exposures in 1/3 stop steps.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 07, 2012, 09:50:45 PM »
Taken in my backyard with Canon 30D, 70-300mm lens @ 200mm.

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