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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: September 12, 2014, 02:51:51 AM »
So, I promised to come back to this topic when my Kenko 3x extender got in. And its in. Its throwing lens errors however, so I had to fiddle around a lot before I could get it to make pictures.

When no lens is attached it errors, and with the Tamron 150-600 it errors. It does however work fine with the 85mm. So i'm not sure whats going on.

I ended up taping up all the pins on a 12mm extension tube, and put that between the body and the kenko.

The moon is still a bit low right now for the best shots (humid air and all that), but I shot a video to show what the field of view is on this combo.

Here is the link: http://youtu.be/Xhz4ux7F8BQ

:edit:

Moon is bit higher now. i did a shot with and without the kenko from the same position. Lens fixed on the tripod.
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/600mm.jpg
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/1800mm.jpg

The fringing on both setups is about the same. These shots were set to b&w because I like the moon best that way. Apart from that and cropping I did nothing.

Just to point out...the moon is out of focus there. Which is expected, since you used an extension tube...that kills infinity focus in favor of closer focus than the lens' default MFD. You wont' be able to sharply focus the moon until you remove the extension tube.

I noticed twisting off the lens a bit also allows for shots to fire, as the lens error is no longer present.

What would you say should be my f stop on the lens with the 3x attached? I think I can go pretty low with the shutter speeds, about 1/160 to only counter the moons movement, as I have a pretty sturdy tripod.

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:03:30 PM »
So, I promised to come back to this topic when my Kenko 3x extender got in. And its in. Its throwing lens errors however, so I had to fiddle around a lot before I could get it to make pictures.

When no lens is attached it errors, and with the Tamron 150-600 it errors. It does however work fine with the 85mm. So i'm not sure whats going on.

I ended up taping up all the pins on a 12mm extension tube, and put that between the body and the kenko.

The moon is still a bit low right now for the best shots (humid air and all that), but I shot a video to show what the field of view is on this combo.

Here is the link: http://youtu.be/Xhz4ux7F8BQ

:edit:

Moon is bit higher now. i did a shot with and without the kenko from the same position. Lens fixed on the tripod.
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/600mm.jpg
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/1800mm.jpg

The fringing on both setups is about the same. These shots were set to b&w because I like the moon best that way. Apart from that and cropping I did nothing.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Features on the iphone 6+
« on: September 11, 2014, 09:11:14 AM »
I wonder is the 6+ is SD card reader compatible like the ipad  and ipad mini.

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:31:12 AM »
Really awesome how the first two pictures in this topic have the exact same shadow line on the moon.

I've bought a 3x extender to pair with my 150-600mm for some moon shots. Its still in the mail. I hope it gets here on a clear night so I can snap pictures of the moon. It will give me f/tiny however, so I'm not sure how it will work out.

Two people taking a picture of the same thing at the same time....that could explain why they look the same :)

I would love  to see the shots through your 3X extender... Please post them for us  when you get some....

I sure will. I'm also keen to know how well a 85/1.8 3x extender combo works. Might be rubbish, might be a really cool long prime.

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:43:06 AM »
Really awesome how the first two pictures in this topic have the exact same shadow line on the moon.

I've bought a 3x extender to pair with my 150-600mm for some moon shots. Its still in the mail. I hope it gets here on a clear night so I can snap pictures of the moon. It will give me f/tiny however, so I'm not sure how it will work out.

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Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:23:43 AM »
I think a lens should surprise to be a favorite. I really liked the 50mm 1.8 metal mount, but it just did as advertised. The lenses that really surprised me were the 55-200mm, and the 35-80mm f/4-5.6 Powerzoom. Both I bought for 5 euros, both were a gimick, and both performed really well. That Powerzoom on a rebel in full auto is something monkeys can handle, and it produces decent pictures. My copy is a bit yellow. But for 5 euros. Who cares!


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Lenses / Re: Another standard zoom advice topic
« on: September 02, 2014, 09:10:55 AM »
Do you find yourself switching a lot from your 24-70 zoom to your 85 prime for the additional reach? If so, that would be another vote for the 24-105, in addition to the other recommendations already posted.

I'm on my second 24-105, and really appreciate the extra reach beyond 70mm. (I also have 50- and 100mm primes.)

The difference in framing from 70 to 85mm is usually the same as taking two steps forward. Normally 70mm is fine for a portrait, and with the MP count on the 5d3 you can always crop the sides off an image. So that is no issue. The basic choice between the 24-70 and 24-105 is price and quality. A stop more stabilization and the latest in lens tech might out way the price difference.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye - Durability?
« on: September 02, 2014, 09:03:33 AM »
I have used this lens for quite a while, and I'm very cautious with it. The front element protrudes a lot, and I'm sure it will get scratched if i hit it on something. That's why I always attach the hood between shots, Or keep it in front of me where I can see whats coming towards the lens.

The hood also comes loose quite easily, which is another concern. It is however not as bad as the 15mm prime, which jumped out of its hood while I was hiking and the lens was in my bag, and it landed not entirely strait back on the hood, which resulted in the aluminium hood scratching against the front element for two hours. Luckily enough that was outside of a crop camera frame, so it was still sell-able.

It takes some getting used to, but the routine of detaching an attaching the hood while you move around becomes natural, and really should not be a reason not to buy this awesome lens.

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Lenses / Re: Another standard zoom advice topic
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:39:43 AM »
Are you limiting your options to only Canon lenses?

Certainly not. But the Sigma 24-105 is about the weight of my current lens. So that didn't make any sense.

I have an offer on my 24-70 which is about what a new canon 24-105 will cost me. So I could trade my four year old lens for a new one. Hurray.

However, still not sure.

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Lenses / Another standard zoom advice topic
« on: August 28, 2014, 05:28:46 AM »
So, ever since I got the 50mm and 85mm prime, I tend not to use my 24-70/2.8 because of its weight. I would love to take it along for the versatility of zooming. But together with the 5d3, its really cumbersome to haul it around.

So I've been looking at all the standard zoom options available today.

I think I have decided on two things. (Not sure yet)
1.) I don't need f2.8
2.) I need IS OS or equivalent in return.

I've been looking at Canons 24-70 IS and 24-105 IS. But there are way more lenses on the market.

I am able to buy a used 24-70 IS for €550,- (about 725 USD) but as I have been reading about bad copies, I'n not so sure if its a good idea. On paper, it would be the best choice. newer IS system, the lightest of them all.

Can anyone add some more confusion to my dilemma so I am sure I'm considering all the options here.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 11:10:20 AM »
Back when it came out, I bought the 7D over the 5D2 as it felt to me as the better camera. And a absolutely loved it to bits.

Then the 5D3 came out, and it felt like a 7D on steroids. So bought that. Maybe when a 7D2 comes out, it will again feel like a better camera then the 5D3. Who knows.

For now, I'm really happy with what I have, so I dont expect to purchase one in the near future.

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I use kingston datatraveler usb flash drives that I put on the bill for a refundable 10 euro upon return. I never get one back. But this way I do not have to discuss the cost of this method of delivery when the size of the project goes over dual layer dvd capacity.

I do have to add that I don't do video projects.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: August 14, 2014, 08:13:20 AM »
This butterfly like creature was awesome. It went from flower to flower with its long tongue



I'm not quite sure about the balance between flash and natural light in this picture.

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Lenses / Re: Tamron lenses --> annoying zoom ring
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:07:07 AM »
i prefer it with the zoom ring on the front. especially with heavy lenses. better support and you can use your pinky and thumb for focus fine tuning i guess i just got used to it that way.

Same here, Especially with the 150-600, where you need to support it further from the camera anyway when shooting hand held. It takes some getting used to I guess, but its not as hard to master as the 100-400 push pull system where you keep overzooming the focal length you want.

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Lenses / Re: This thing's gotta go!
« on: June 11, 2014, 10:47:13 AM »
....and a model left over from a photo shoot......

Is there a pretty lady stuck in your garage?

On topic: I have a Canon PZ lens which I never use but I just think is really cool as there is no EF lens like it. Normally I sell everything I don't use. In the dutch market, second hand lenses sell for reasonable money within two weeks.

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