Thanks Bosman! It's my favourite lens I own now, plus my girlfriend is back from England tomorrow so I'll finally have a willing model for some photos
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Sorry about that, my bad, it was still listed on the Canon Australia site in lenses, and still for sale on the web stores for Teds and Digital Rev.You missed the Canon EF 50mm Compact Macro f/2.5, I don't know anything about it though, having never used it.
It's discontinued and now rests in well-earned obscurity as outdated tech. Though it is very sharp and rivals or is better than the 50/1.4, it has the horrible 80's-style af motor and is superseded by the ef-s 60 & ef 100 macros with longer working distance.
You missed the Canon EF 50mm Compact Macro f/2.5, I don't know anything about it though, having never used it.QuoteThere’s no doubt in my mind Canon is working on a couple of new 50mm lenses.
This is good news since none of the present lenses are worthy of my money.
-50 1.8 = a toy lens, too few aperture blades
-50 1.4 = more expensive toy lens, prone to breaking (also had one and didn't like it)
-50 1.2 = expensive and with problems like focus shift
-Sigma 50 1.4 = could be good if by some miracle one could find a decent specimen
If I'm not missing anything, these are the autofocusing lenses for Canon at the moment. So after that short listing I welcome new additions to the lineup (and IS of course, it's a life-saver for me).
LOL i was thinking "damn thats a good shot" then I scrolled down and saw the spectators heads and thought "bugger"Haha pretty much exactly what happened to me! Unfortunate!
Everyone should! If you do make sure to post some photos hereNice shots, but I also dislike the vignetting. Withhout it, they would be better!There is a 200mm focal length limit to AFL matches - though you could easily get around that if you add in a TC or body with crop factor etcwhat do you mean? You are not allowed to bring longer lenses? Hard to believe....
Not really. Longer would be the domain of those that are paid to take photographs there.
I'm surprised you can take in a professional camera at all. Next time I'm taking mine!
Interesting that etihad says 300mm is allowed.Gah! I knew it was 200mm somewhere, for some reason I had it in my head it was 200mm at the MCG, and 300mm at Etihad, but the 200mm was the AFL site, thanks for finding that! For AFL games it must be a limit of 200mm, and any other event at Etihad would be 300mm.
I based my earlier statement from here - http://www.afl.com.au/fixture/aflvenues/conditionsofentry/tabid/13642/default.aspx - lists 200mm as the limit. Would be interesting to see the actual limit
Sigma 120-300 + 2X TC would be interesting. Though might be a bit heavy with no monopod!
That's what I thought, I don't think the 5D III was delayed? I got mine in the second batch in Australia, and got it on the 4th of April. There was only delays to shipments during the light leak debacleIf it happened once then fine, but this happened with the 1DX, the 5Diii, and now this...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the "official" release date of the 5DMKIII March 22nd?(approx. a month after announcing it) There were many who received their copies before that date and MANY, MANY others like myself who received it the day after(it shipped on the release date). No, not everyone who had a pre-order received one, but it was initially released in fairly sufficient quantities and "on-time".
So work out what the white balance should be and set it manually next time. You should be able to do this for each ground without any trouble as they don't change the type of lights that are used.Thanks for the tip dilbert, I did set the white balance manually, it looked fine on the back LCD, however it wasn't exactly right when I opened them up in PS, I should have specified it was a very minor tweak, just moving the tint slider to the left a little.
Also, take along a 300 or preferably 400mm zoom to really get in close with the players.
200mm is just not enough.
Nice shots, but I also dislike the vignetting. Withhout it, they would be better!
what do you mean? You are not allowed to bring longer lenses? Hard to believe....
Great to see AFL here! My 2c:
First image is missing the ball - maybe it wasn't a mark (for the non-AFL watches, a "mark" is when a player catches the ball) - I kept looking for the ball in the shot. Uf possible try to include it.
I like the second shot - some biffo is part of the game and this captures it well.
Third one is not needed as you already have a fight. As a shot I like it too, but would have it or the second one, not both.
Fourth one is well captured, and is my favourite. But it isn't level (something I always have problems with) and the vignetting is too strong on the botton left. You could also crop the left quarter (or so) so as to put the player more towards the 1/3 mark. But I love the shot - has the player(s), ball and expressions.
Last one, also lacks the ball. A non-AFL watcher may wonder why the players are wrestling. With the ball in view it might be clearer.
Thank you for posting those and please post more. I'd put in a request for the Dockers but that might get me kicked out of this thread
(and yes, there is a restriction on what you can bring into a game, but 200+TC+crop can give you plenty of reach, especially if the game is during daytime).
You might even crop in and straighten it a little bit to emphasize the action. There was a lot of "dead space" in the upper left of this one.I like that too!
some good shots, the vignetting ruins them though IMOThanks for the comments wicked! Haha yeah, maybe went a bit overboard there :p , I liked the look but always good to get other opinions, might have another play with the raws tonight and see how they look without the vignette!
especially since the 70-200 is such a clean sharp lens
That's a first! Good to see some AFL images on CR. For those who may not be aware of the fact, AFL is the greatest sport on the planet. If you want to promote the great game, I would have left out the punch-ups.Ahh yeah Like I said above, I might have another go at processing, and leave out the vignette, the reason I did it is I felt it highlighted the action a bit more, but will see how they look without it! Thanks for the tips
They're nice shots, but personally I would not have gone quite so heavy on the vignetting and would have cropped a lot tighter on the action. 5D3 files shot at a mere 800 iso will take cropping with no problems.