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Lenses / Re: Help with choosing a wide angle lens
« on: April 10, 2014, 12:24:51 PM »
What about Zeiss glass?
15/18/21mm

Of course, no AF...

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Lenses / Re: New 50mm Sigma ? There are other options !
« on: April 10, 2014, 08:41:47 AM »
I have since packed up my 24-70 and replaced it with this 35 the 24mm 2.8IS and the 85mm and what a difference, after only a few weddings not carrying the massive 24-70 around it has taken no time at all to adjust and the 35mm spends a lot of time on the camera with the 85 on a second body and the 24 in bag for wider needs.
Which 24-70 are you referring to? The original one f/2.8L, or f/2.8L II, or f/4L?

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very interesting results  :o

I already knew 24-70mkII is excellent lens, but I'm very excited about results on A7R. One think I'd like to ask is AF performance. You already mentioned AF is slow, but both pictures look spot on. Were there no trouble with missed focus? Especially handheld?

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: March 30, 2014, 05:33:13 PM »
just a daisy
f/5.6 ISO800 1/400s

Bellis perennis

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Landscape / Mountains and city
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:40:22 AM »
Hi guys,
I'd like to share links to four galleries of photos submitted for festival 'Hory a Mesto' (in translation Mountains and city) organized in Bratislava, Slovakia, devoted to all outdoor enthusiasts. Today I was browsing in these galleries and realized there are lots of great photos nobody (or almost nobody) voted for.

That's why I'm asking you guys, if you have time, feel free to view some nice images and also to vote. I think it would be nice and more objective for competition if you - photographers share your opinions and votes. Right now it seems only everyones FB friends voted.

There are four galleries

I'm sorry, it seem that whole page is only in slovak, but I think you can still enjoy photos and use star rating  ;)

Disclaimer: I hope I'm not breaching some forums rules, if yes, please remove this post. I'm not organizing the event and I have completely no connection to it except of interest in photography. To be fair, I submitted two photos for this competition.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Spring Moths - Post yours
« on: March 24, 2014, 09:27:42 AM »
indeed, very nice detail  :)

what f number did you use? It looks like the DoF is quite big for that distance. Or is it focus stacking?  :o

the exif data should be on the images.  The full moth is at f5.6, and the close up is a cropped image at f8. No focus stacking.
thanks, I did not check exif  ::)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Setting up a camera for humming birds?
« on: March 24, 2014, 07:15:11 AM »
I just looked at your signature, your camera probably doesn't have all the settings, but in general
  • high ISO setting - if you want to freeze action
  • Tv mode
  • AI Servo mode - for continous tracking
  • fast SD card - for high speed write in "burst mode" shooting[\li]
If you want to add some equipment then some longer ultrasonic focusing lens (faster focussing) and maybe some external flash won't hurt  ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Setting up a camera for humming birds?
« on: March 24, 2014, 07:06:03 AM »
I see a lot of awesome photos of hummingbirds and I'm wondering how the members here set their cameras up to take those shots.

We have hummingbird feeders here and I would like to take some shots of my own for my wife. Suggestions?

well, maybe this can help, it's tutorial for 5D mk III written by cervantes (forum member)
forum discussion
direct tutorial link
 ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Spring Moths - Post yours
« on: March 24, 2014, 05:10:07 AM »
indeed, very nice detail  :)

what f number did you use? It looks like the DoF is quite big for that distance. Or is it focus stacking?  :o

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very interesting, especially
snapsort
from now on I know where I'll guide my gear recommodation hungry friends  :)


Lots of errors in the specs at Snapsort, and be aware that one of the factors contributing to their 'score' is Popularity (which, as we all know, is a major factor in a camera's performance).   :o

oh, thank you for info, didn't know about that  :o

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5D MK III Sample Images / FF + 100L
« on: March 23, 2014, 07:35:45 AM »
Finally I bought 5D mk III and now I'm enjoying this body with my (awesome) lenses. I kinda feel it's completely another level than crop.

Here are some of my first photos, I hope you like them as much as I do  :)
(and of course any critique is welcome)

to the south


flower mountain


star


translucence


soft

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Street & City / Re: Let's post something colorful
« on: March 21, 2014, 06:20:14 AM »
really nice and colorful photos  ;)

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very interesting, especially
snapsort
from now on I know where I'll guide my gear recommodation hungry friends  :)

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Canon General / Re: The Top 11 Lies Photographers Tell
« on: March 18, 2014, 04:10:24 PM »
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I will take better photos once I have that camera/lens
This is a special lie because it is one that photographers tell themselves. The problem is they don’t even know they’re lying to themselves. They imagine that all their creative ruts, their entire lack of imagination and all the laziness will go away on the special day their order arrives.

I'm guilty of the latter. I keep thinking about the next lens, the next lens, the next lens.

I will admit, though - nothing gets me out of the house faster than I new lens that I just bought since I gotta try it out!

How many of us are constantly thinking about our next purchase? Almost all of us?
Well it depends what is meant by "better photos" and in which way you can make better ones. Someone interested in wildlife/birding might say 400mm lens would deliver better (more interesting) results for him than 200mm...

But in general, those of us suffering from GAS know what does this point really means  ;D

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Canon General / Re: First Nikon Experience
« on: March 18, 2014, 03:57:44 PM »
When I held Nikon dslr in my hands (some entry level I think - I didn't care about model that time), I had no problem to change some settings (Av, AF point, ISO) to do some shots for people who asked me.
One think I have to say is, it simply felt the camera didn't fit my hands,  I like Canons broader bodies and body shaping.

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