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Lenses / Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:02:49 PM »
If I could only have 1 lens, then I'd seriously think about giving up the SLR.  One of its main advantages is to be able to use different lenses under different situations...
+1
If there is a law like that I'd go for a SX50...

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Macro / Re: Just starting Macros - First examples.
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:02:16 PM »
Well done - keep practicing and enjoy.

I've owned both the IS and non IS version of the EF100 2.8 - optically they are very similar.

Attached pic was taken with a 5d III + EF100 2.8 hand held with on-camera diffused flash.

Cheers
Wow! You are an insect whisperer! How do they hold so still when you are shooting them?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:00:42 PM »
the look on this kids face made me smile...hopefully you will too.

1dx
300 2.8is
f4
1/640
iso 1600
Lovely! I smiled. BTW, that gap is called "The gateway of India" in this subcontinent... My Elsa (doggie) has one
:)

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Macro / Re: Just starting Macros - First examples.
« on: July 24, 2013, 08:16:58 PM »
Thanks for the replies all.
This one came out pretty good yea Ant. Most of them however are out of focus pretty good.
I'm not sure what is happening. Its in focus through the view finder but when I look at the file its not in focus.

The Kenko tube u mean is Kenko Macro Automatic Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS on amazon?
I am not familiar with them.

Scott

And yes Mt. I find that a fly will pose as long as you are still haha.

Yup. http://www.amazon.com/Kenko-Macro-Automatic-Extension-Canon/dp/B000U8Y88M

Allows you to get closer to the subject than the min focusing distance of the lens. Eats a bit of light though...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Newbie - My shots your thoughts
« on: July 24, 2013, 01:22:42 PM »
Excellent shots! I particularly like the last one.

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Macro / Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« on: July 24, 2013, 01:19:09 PM »
A bit of "harmless" fun !!! Just started playing with reverse mounting my lens for extreme macro's ! Any constructive feedback would be much appreciated ! Details on my set up are on the site. Also i must say that the pictures where not tempered too much with in post.
Hope you enjoy:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/antonispapavasiliou/sets/72157634714073345/


p.s. harmless is in quotation marks as i was using a 35mm zeiss reversed ... maybe not a good idea exposing the rear element of that lens.  ::)

Lovely pictures. Was the lighting just the sun?

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Macro / Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« on: July 24, 2013, 01:17:42 PM »
Oh, I thought you were going to talk about the other kind of bugs. The ones talked about in this example. I need to get out and shoot more photos instead of working on code!

More on topic, wow, great work. I just plain don't have the patience for that right now.

I know what you mean! :) I loved the link. Will share it with folks at office tomorrow just to make them squirm ;)

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Canon could do a daimante encrusted one with a pink furry eye cup surround and gold text and call it the 1D Essex.

(Sorry to non-UK readers)
Or Sussex or Middlesex or Wessex! Lot of sex in the UK! ;)

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Macro / Re: Just starting Macros - First examples.
« on: July 24, 2013, 01:07:21 PM »
Good macro shot! If you are into macros, you can get extension tubes. I got myself a set of 3 Kenko tubes.

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Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: July 24, 2013, 12:46:31 PM »
I'm back! What did I miss?  :D
The fact that I almost posted ;)

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I swear every thread turns into the same thing!

What exactly is ankorwatt trying to say? That we should all immediately go out and buy a D800? While we're at it should we all have the same hairstyles and wear the same clothes?

Haven't you heard of choice? We choose to shoot Canon because we like it.

Now, do you actually take any pictures with the D800 or what? Can you show us an example of when you needed the extra 2 or 3 stops? No really, I want to see. I have no clue what it looks like. I thought shadows were meant to be black, doesn't it look fake if they're not?


yes and I shoot also Canon because I like it, but as you  all can  se there are answers like above, when the benefits of 3 more stops of DR  are useful  ?????
It is always useful
WHY do YOU think Magic Lantern are trying to squeeze out a larger dynamic range
Mikael, are you a photographer?

If yes, more pictures and less talk. And by pictures I mean other things than DRab stuff. I mean artistically or technically great stuff.

If no, its ok. I mean just talk from you is ok. I'll understand.

well ask the companies and institutes Im working for.

how about you?
Very welcome to ask the company I work for and persons I work with about my photographs
 ;)

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EOS-M / Re: Crazy moon
« on: July 23, 2013, 01:07:14 PM »

Sorry, that is the best I can do at the moment. BTW, I have a 5D3 so obviously that camera has an advantage over the M. However, you would get a starting point.

And I have some on 5d3 with 100-400 and 1.4x that are better than this one.  But, I appreciate you and everyone's comments. 

For me, the M is still a tool that I am trying to figure out.  That's why I posted this in this thread.  I'll be taking it on a beach outing with the 22, the adapter and my 40 and the 28-105 (no IS but lighter than the 24-105) to play some more in good light.
Cool! The only thing I'd say is as the moon is kind of at infinity, it does not matter if you set a smaller or larger aperture. You do not need any depth of field for your shot of the moon.

So set the lowest aperture. Set the lowest shutter speed you can shoot with and keep the ISO between say 100 and 400 or even 800. I do not have an M so I can't confirm the exact settings.




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EOS-M / Re: Crazy moon
« on: July 23, 2013, 12:54:46 PM »

The noise is due to the high ISO. Why do you need f11? Use the largest aperture. Get the ISO to about 400 or below. A tripod would help no doubt but you can hand-shoot the moon. What lens did you have? Can't read Exif on the iPad.

Yeah, yeah.  And with a tripod, my reading glasses, wider aperture and slower speed (so lower iso), a remote, RAW, post-processing, etc, this would have been better.  Not my point.  I was just seeing what the M could do.
:)

I looked but could not find my moon hand shots that were good. I shot some at 1/180 and f5.6 with my 100-400L but I don't remember the ISO setting. It is the monsoon season in India. So I hope to see the moon in another month or two. I'll hand-shoot it then and share it.

Sorry, that is the best I can do at the moment. BTW, I have a 5D3 so obviously that camera has an advantage over the M. However, you would get a starting point.


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EOS-M / Re: Crazy moon
« on: July 23, 2013, 12:23:27 PM »
OK.  I have the M and I have the adapter.  Looking out the window, I see a practically full moon.  So I put the 100-400 on the M.  No tripod.  Shooting out of camera jpeg and not RAW.  I know I can do better.  But, I wanted to see how it would handle.  Leaning against the wall, I tried AF.  Forget it, unless you like hunting.   ;)

So, manual focus with a magnified "live view" and I got this......
iso 6400; 1/1250; f11

Makes me think that with a tripod, a bit of time, and PP on a RAW image with some noise reduction, this little camera won't be bad at all.
The noise is due to the high ISO. Why do you need f11? Use the largest aperture. Get the ISO to about 400 or below. A tripod would help no doubt but you can hand-shoot the moon. What lens did you have? Can't read Exif on the iPad.

I don't think you need to read the Exif, just to read...
:)
Thanks for pointing that out. I should have read the whole post better.

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I swear every thread turns into the same thing!

What exactly is ankorwatt trying to say? That we should all immediately go out and buy a D800? While we're at it should we all have the same hairstyles and wear the same clothes?

Haven't you heard of choice? We choose to shoot Canon because we like it.

Now, do you actually take any pictures with the D800 or what? Can you show us an example of when you needed the extra 2 or 3 stops? No really, I want to see. I have no clue what it looks like. I thought shadows were meant to be black, doesn't it look fake if they're not?


yes and I shoot also Canon because I like it, but as you  all can  se there are answers like above, when the benefits of 3 more stops of DR  are useful  ?????
It is always useful
WHY do YOU think Magic Lantern are trying to squeeze out a larger dynamic range
Mikael, are you a photographer?

If yes, more pictures and less talk. And by pictures I mean other things than DRab stuff. I mean artistically or technically great stuff.

If no, its ok. I mean just talk from you is ok. I'll understand.

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