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Underwater / Over - Under -shot not in focus?
« on: September 24, 2013, 08:41:31 AM »
Hi!

I've tried out my underwaterhousing today at the indoor swimmingpool :)
It worked out great!

But when I tried to do some Over/Under-shots all the over-part was WAY out of focus. Is it supposed to be like that? Aperture was 4.5 and I guess that with f22 it would be more in focus but almost all the things under water was in focus.

Any ideas?

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Lenses / What lenses would you bring for this travel-trip?
« on: August 13, 2013, 02:20:01 PM »
Hi all Canon-shooters! :)

I'm about to do a sort of a travel dream in october. Will be traveling to these places:
- Dubai
- Sydney
- Great barrier reef (compact with under water housing)
- New Zeeland

I'm going to bring a Canon 5D mk3 aswell as my compact camera.
Now I'm thinking of what lenses I should bring and if there is any lens that I should get for a trip like this.

Currently I have:
- Sigma 15mm fish eye
- Canon 16-35/2.8
- Canon 35/1.4
- Canon 50/1.8
- Canon 70-200/2.8 IS II
- Canon 85/1.2
- Canon 100/2.8 IS Macro
- Canon 135/2
- Canon 1.4x extender

When I want abroad to shoot last time I brought my 16-35, 50 and 135mm. it's a little complicated to switch lenses all the time when the sun is about to set.
That's why I've thought of getting perhaps the 24-105/4 to bring instead of only primes.

Since I'm going to shoot a lot of pictures with big tall buildings in Dubai I'm thinking that a Tilt Shift should be a good investment that I can continue to use later on. I've tried that 24 TS-E, but I'm thinking of the 17mm.

Just to clarify: I'm doing this trip mostly to shoot pictures for my portfolio and to get new clients, not so much tourist-shooting. So I'm aiming for pictures that clients (magazines, hotels, travel agency, real estates etc) will like and not so much for my own vacation album.

What whould you bring on a trip like this?
I'm thankful for all input! :)

Best regards
Fredrik

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Lenses / I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
« on: February 08, 2013, 04:14:55 PM »
Today I've had the oppertunity to try the new 200-400/4 IS with the 1.4x converter :D

I've never tried any longer lens than the 70-200/2.8 II IS, so it was quite amazing to have the oppertunity to try this one out. The place had quite bad lightning aswell so I had to use ISO 12.800 on the 5d3, but the images looked very nice.
I really like the fact that I could switch on the 1.4 so easily and the lens felt very "light" (as far as I could tell).. but very well built!

I've attached a picture of me trying it out with the 5d3 here. Have some more pictures on my phone. Have to bring my own 5d3 tomorrow to try it some more! :D

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Hi!

I've been trying to figure this out, but how can I shoot like 5-7 bracketed shots with my 5D markIII ? To make HDR on my own, not using the cameras HDR. I would like to have my own 5-7 RAW-files to play with :)

I would like to shoot them easy with a remote (Canon TC-80 N3). I've tried to set  this up but it don't seem to work?

The ideal thing would be to have a quickmeny to "enable" this, then set the "middle"-point and just "fire away" and the camera takes the 5-7 shots just by holding down the remote trigger-button or something.

Any tips/ideas how to do this? Any guide? Have tried to google it aswell as playing with the manual but didn't find any good pages for it.

Best regards
Fredrik

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Canon General / LEE filters vs Multi-exposures
« on: May 27, 2012, 10:06:08 AM »
Hi!

I've been reading a lot on landscape photography on different forums, watched youtube-videos, read magazines and so on. What I've seen is that some use Multi exposure - shooting to ensure that details in shadows aswell as in skies are obtained. Some even turn them into HDR (with different styles).

The thing is that I've also seen lots of videos and articles that use advanced filters like the LEE Filters to obtain similiar result.

What are your opinions about the two different methods to take great landscape photos?
I guess that a polariser cant be done with multi exposures or in post processing, but the graduated ND-filters etc could be achieved?

What makes it worth the 500 euro to obtain the LEE filterholder, NDfilters, polariser etc.. vs just using multiple exposures instead?

Best regards!
Fredrik

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Hi!

I'm currently using Adobe Lightroom 4 to process my RAW-files.
Recently I've been noticing some "darkness"-problems with my Canon 5D mk III when checking them in Lightroom.
So I took some time to install Adobe Camera RAW + DPP to check the differences.

Here are three files from a 500% magnification of a frogs eye with default Lightroom, DPP and Adobe Camera RAW. How can it differ this much? In lightroom it looks terrible!
I've attached another example where it looks reeeeally terrible.

All images are shot with ISO 100 and studio flashes.

Any suggestions?

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Lenses / New prime lenses for wedding/events
« on: March 17, 2012, 05:18:00 AM »
Hi everyone on CR.
I've been following this site for over a year, watching for rumors of the 5D mkIII.

Now it's time to get the new 5DmkIII and of this, I'm going to sell and reinvest in some new lenses.
Currently I have

5D mkII
7D
(soon 5D mkIII)

Lenses
Canon 24-70/2.8
Canon 70-200/2.8 IS II
Samyang 8mm
Sigma 85/1.4
Canon 50/1.8

I've tried a Nikon D3X with a 200/2.0 and it completely blew away my 5D mkII and 70-200 at 2.8. I've tried 2 bodies and 2 lenses, Non was even close when wide open (compared to the 200/2.0 fully open aswell).

I've come to the situation when Im about to switch from zoom-lenses to prime lenses with a fixed length.

My options are as I see it:
24/1.4
35/1.4
50/1.4 (or 50/1.2)
85/1.2 (or 50/1.8)
100 IS (macro I will get due to the macro posibility)
135/2.0

My first thought is to get:
5D mkII with 35/1.4
5D mkIII with 135/2.0
+ 50/1.4
+ 85/1.2 ?

And to sell every other lens exept the 70-200/2.8 II IS

But then I wont have any more wide angle anymore than the 35mm.
Any tips on how to do? What would you do? What do you have?

Best regards
Fredrik

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