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Messages - cbecklund

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 23, 2014, 12:44:15 PM »

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:20:31 AM »

Barren by cbecklund, on Flickr

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with the EOS-M
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:19:03 AM »
Here is another winter shot with the M and the 22mm


Frozen Plain by cbecklund, on Flickr

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with the EOS-M
« on: January 27, 2014, 05:43:55 PM »

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« on: December 11, 2013, 06:21:14 PM »

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« on: November 04, 2013, 06:20:07 PM »

Fire Autumn by cbecklund, on Flickr

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« on: October 21, 2013, 10:00:07 PM »
I don't shoot with this lens very much, but it's still great to come back to for landscapes.


IMG_7872-Edit.jpg by cbecklund, on Flickr


Forest Stream by cbecklund, on Flickr

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:57:01 PM »

IMG_8063.jpg by cbecklund, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: September 05, 2013, 06:42:07 PM »
All of these were taken on my summer trip to Glacier National Park


IMG_2150-Edit.jpg by cbecklund, on Flickr


IMG_2569.jpg by cbecklund, on Flickr


IMG_2959-Edit.jpg by cbecklund, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: September 02, 2013, 07:39:27 PM »
Took this one at the Minnesota State Fair a week or so ago with my 60D + 40mm

Newborn by cbecklund, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: August 11, 2013, 12:06:58 AM »
Here are a couple from a trip to glacier national park last month.


Stars by cbecklund, on Flickr


Milky Way by cbecklund, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 60D odd behavior after long exposures
« on: July 16, 2013, 10:08:58 PM »
Long exposure noise reduction

Turn it off. What it does is take another exposure with shutter curtain closed, called 'dark frame' then subtract this frame from your photo, intended to remove hot pixels.

If you shoot RAW you don't need it. hot pixels are easily fixable in almost all RAW processing software.

As far as hot pixels go, I would agree. However as far as noise goes, you cannot remove that much noise in post without loosing a lot of detail. Although long exposure noise reduction is annoying (especially when taking 5+ minute exposures) I think it is worth the time to get an almost noise free image.

Dark frame subtraction only removes hot pixels. It can't cancel out RANDOM noise, which is the major noise in modern sensors. Because noise in each shot are different, and you can't subtract noise from noise to get a noise-free image, the math doesn't work that way.

Ok, well either way, I think it would be a pain to get rid of hot pixels. Here are two pictures, one without long exposure noise reduction, and one with (both at around 8 minutes).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 60D odd behavior after long exposures
« on: July 16, 2013, 03:04:15 PM »
Long exposure noise reduction

Turn it off. What it does is take another exposure with shutter curtain closed, called 'dark frame' then subtract this frame from your photo, intended to remove hot pixels.

If you shoot RAW you don't need it. hot pixels are easily fixable in almost all RAW processing software.

As far as hot pixels go, I would agree. However as far as noise goes, you cannot remove that much noise in post without loosing a lot of detail. Although long exposure noise reduction is annoying (especially when taking 5+ minute exposures) I think it is worth the time to get an almost noise free image.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Benefits of using a grip?
« on: July 13, 2013, 12:18:48 PM »
For an "on the other hand," the mechanical interface between the grip and the body isn't rock-solid.  If you're on a tripod the grip will be tight to it, but the body and lens will have a bit of play.  There is also the gear mechanism which turns the attaching screw; It is clever but made of plastic and a little vulnerable to ham-fistedness.

Those are the two real criticisms I have of them, the other posters here have covered the advantages they offer.

Jim

I would definitely agree with this on my 60D and grip. Sometimes when using it in the vertical position you can feel it move a little.

One thing no one has mentioned is the use of the AA pack that comes with the grip. I was just on a trip and accidentally left the camera on (Auto power off wasn't on because sometimes I do time-lapses with magic lantern) and both my Lp-e6's were drained. Luckily I brought the AA pack which lasted almost 600 shots (including quite a few long exposures).

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Lenses / Re: Beginner lens
« on: July 12, 2013, 01:16:33 PM »
Since you mentioned video, I'd recommend the 40mm. It has a lot smoother focus compared to the 50 1.8.

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