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Photography Technique / Re: Focus problem with 100mm
« on: September 10, 2014, 07:44:45 AM »
Hey taxi :)
I had exactly the same problem with the 100mm macro. I suppose you've been shooting on OneShot AF handheld? In macro, only 3mm shaking, which is perfectly normal, can make the whole picture blurry. Try Servo AF, it will work much better ;)
+1!!!

I presumed it was on a tripod. Please do let us know.

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Photography Technique / Re: Focus problem with 100mm
« on: September 10, 2014, 04:39:42 AM »

I purchased Focal. I have Magic Lantern on my 5D3 but have not tried dot tune.

Hope this helps... Let me know if you have any questions.

Hi rpt,

I've tried dot-tune but the results were too variable and unreliable for me. Ever since purchasing Focal, I haven't looked back.

In the absence of Focal, manual empirical testing with different AFMA values is the best solution in my opinion. But it isn't easy to identify the sharp/sharper/sharpest photos using this method.
OK, Thanks. Having heard that, I am not going to test it in a hurry and my expectations are not high. :)

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Photography Technique / Re: Focus problem with 100mm
« on: September 09, 2014, 10:37:42 PM »
Have you AFMAed your lens? That may be the problem. Try live view focusing also - other than manual as rwmson suggested.

Hi, what is AFMAed?
I didn't use manual focus, I center AF point, it should be the most sensitive AF point, but the image came out wrongly focused.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Photography-Tips/af-microadjustment-tips.aspx
This is an article by neuro. This should help. You can look for "dot tune" on the Magic Lantern site http://www.magiclantern.fm and also look up focalweb/.

I purchased Focal. I have Magic Lantern on my 5D3 but have not tried dot tune.

Hope this helps... Let me know if you have any questions.

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India/Asia added!   :)  Been on the road.  Travelling.  I'm glad everyone is enjoying the thread!

Great Job, Dear Rusty----How about Russia, Egypt And Africa ?
Have a great day, Sir.
Surapon

Oki-Doki - Just got back in town.   :D   I added Russia and Africa.  (Egypt is on the African continent so...)
Thanks Rusty!

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After reading through a bunch of the comments here, I'm bound to say that we photographers are an easy crowd to please.
Put us in an ant-infested, humid rain-forest, and we'll exclaim "Look at those rich green tones and the glistening, sparkly water droplets!"; put us high on top of a mountain and we scout for bluish colours at the horizon, snowy ridges in the distance and condors sailing above us; try to get rid of us by tossing us off at the closest city dump, and we will reach for our macros and crawl around looking for small containers with interesting forms of mold in them; and when they finally hauls us off dressed up in that stylish canvas-jacket with fashionable leather straps on the back and puts us in a vaguely lit, bland room with gray concrete walls, then we would caress those walls, sigh and grunt "Ah!! Textures! If only I had my extension tubes..."

We can be happy in every place of the world. :)
+1

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Photography Technique / Re: Focus problem with 100mm
« on: September 09, 2014, 08:42:52 AM »
Have you AFMAed your lens? That may be the problem. Try live view focusing also - other than manual as rwmson suggested.

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Pune, India.

RustyTheGeek, could you add India/Asia to your list?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Silly Photokina Rumors
« on: September 07, 2014, 10:02:55 PM »
Canon just scrapped the 7DII and is going to announce the 7DIII!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Features seen in the past and absent today
« on: September 07, 2014, 09:56:37 PM »
Stock focusing screens with split prism and microprism collar.  I don't know that I'd really need/want one today, but I do sort of miss them.  :)
+1

My favourite gripe :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 07, 2014, 09:46:52 PM »
I'm new here,hope you like.
Nice!

Welcome to CR!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 07, 2014, 09:42:56 PM »
These two were fighting over lunch today. The one on the left won...


RPT_7748
by Rustom, on Flickr

Nice shot! :D
Thanks Jon :)

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EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: September 07, 2014, 06:52:11 AM »
Definitely a spanner down under.
It is a spanner in India too!  :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 06, 2014, 08:02:41 AM »
Good Timing and great shot!

+1

Very nice shot rpt.
Thanks guys. It was more of being in the right place at the right time kind of thing. In my mind I was shooting a pair of birds. It is only after I saw the picture did I realise it was a lunch table fight :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 06, 2014, 07:19:30 AM »
These two were fighting over lunch today. The one on the left won...


RPT_7748
by Rustom, on Flickr

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Photography Technique / Re: Clouds
« on: September 05, 2014, 12:07:49 PM »
I guess it depends on the type of cloud. What did you have in mind? How high up? How tall? Rain bearing? Night time? Day time? Etc...

Wouldn't AV f/8 work? May be you need to bracket and recover...

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