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Black & White / Re: The Dark Commute
« on: December 04, 2013, 03:50:36 PM »
They've got a sort of film noire look to them.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 04, 2013, 03:46:05 PM »
I hate this forum lol as after my purchase of the 85 1.2 i am now considering the 300 2.8 2 and 2x extender to get me started on wildlife so thanks guys :P i tell myself its an investment as the lens if kept well will retain much of its value :)
I actually sold my 100-400 for about £100 less than I bought it, so not bad for a four year rental and my 300 f/2.8 (MkI) is now worth £400-500 more than I paid for it I think.

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: December 04, 2013, 03:41:18 PM »

Backlit Mycenoid by Kernuak (, on Flickr
Excellent :)
Tusen takk Eldar.

Here's another one with bokeh, not to everyone's taste with the strong backlighting and blown highlights, but it was experimental and the idea was to create a mood, not get the best DR.

Thinking of You by Kernuak (, on Flickr

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: December 02, 2013, 12:10:19 PM »

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: November 13, 2013, 04:18:02 PM »

I use Alamy, although I haven't sold any news licences and it will probably take a while before they're confident enough of your quality to allow you to upload without the usual checks. There are probably other news specific agencies also, but they may be harder to get into.

Lenses / Re: Same ole, same ole' Filters vs no filters...
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:20:45 AM »
I had seen that comparison. My crops above prove that even one cheap filter can affect the image quality. BUT....

Try this test. I will upload these two pics. One was taken with a cheap filter and one without. See if you can pick which is which without cheating. (IE don't save it to your PC and zoom in) Just look at them here on the website. I will reveal which is which after a few people take a guess.

I am just trying to show that in a 100% zoom, you CAN tell them apart. But can you viewing it normally? I bet most can't. Unfortunately I had to size them down a little bit to post here but the quality is still there. The full size look identical to what you see here.

Canon 7D, 1/320s, f8, ISO 200, on board flash. EF 70-300L IS USM.

Good luck!

The top one looks to have a little more contrast, unless lighting changed slightly.

Lenses / Re: The 100-400 or the 70-200 f2.8 II+2x Mark III for wildlife
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:14:46 AM »
I went through a similar thought process when the 70-200 MKII first came out. I'd recently purchased a 300 (MkI, the MkII wasn't out) and was using that with a 1.4x extender, so the 100-400 was getting limited use. It didn't quite go to plan though, as the funds form the 100-400 went on a 24 f/1.4 MkII instead, then the next set of funds went on the 5D MkIII :P. Eventually, I did get the 70-200 MkII last January, just before going to Finland and I recently got the 2x MkIII extender. I haven't tested fully, but so far I am happy with the results. My reasoning was that the 70-200 could double up for use in low light (albeit shorter), so was more flexible for my use. I think the weight difference between the two is minimal (especially when used to carrying the 300). When I need to travel a bit lighter, I have the 70-200, if I need higher IQ or more responsive AF, then I have the 300, although, I would like something longer, so that I don't have to use an extender as much, but my funds have been diverted to something else instead.


now he is complaining that everything is "so unsharp" with his DSLR when he takes pictures for his ebay auctions.

i (tried to) teach him about aperture but he still doesn´t really gets why, with his 190 euro P&S everything was sharp and now his pictures are "unsharp". :)

"there must be a way this DSLR makes sharp photos from back to front without all this raising ISO because of smaller aperture stuff ... or buying a speedlight??"

DOF is some strange concept for people who only shoot with a P&S before.  ;)

he also complains that his images don´t show as much details as mine. "you are sure this camera is not broken? your camera makes much better images".

i still try to teach him a bit.... but it´s hard work.
Yet many people like this do buy DSLRs and think they can take the same photos that professionals can.

Macro / Re: Denizens of the Forest Floor
« on: November 05, 2013, 06:13:21 PM »
Mushrooms of some variety!  They're like little Umbrella Mushrooms!  ::)

Nice capture Ken. Marasmius ?

Thank you Kernuak and Sporgon!  They were quite delicate and tiny... A joy to find and shoot but I'll have to leave it to your good guesses, I have none and no knowledge regarding them, except that I really like the edible ones!!  ;D
I don't think I'm there with my ID, but I know I recognise them from images I've seen (which is bugging me :P).

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 05, 2013, 06:05:34 PM »
The Isle of Skye In Scotland

24-105mm L

Stormy Skye's by P A - Photography, on Flickr

Wow!  That's an amazing place!
There are many images, considered iconic from a different angle, but ironically, I couldn't find them and most images of the Quiraing, that I found were from a similar angle to this one. It actually makes a change to see it from a different angle.

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