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Lenses / Re: 70-300 DO - is it worth getting it?
« on: July 03, 2013, 06:13:23 PM »
I had one and loved it, great size, IS good range. I think the IQ problems arent as bad as people make them out. It depends what your used to its not an L lens. But I upgraded mine from a sigma 18-300mm and was a huge upgrade back in the day. But started shooting a lot of events so sold it for no loss after 18 months and got the 70-200mm L 2.8.

One benefit is that the 70-300mm 70-300mm L and 70-200mm series are massive and heavy the latter two being very obvious being white. The 70-300mm DO is small and black perfect for travel if you dont mind stepping down and it not being quite an L lens. Its a compromise.

Shooting with light over your shoulder can produce lovely images but you do get the slight white halo. Depends what you want/need.

Would I have one again yes. But do i prefer the Ls yes... but the Ls take up a lot of room and your better off having the lens with you than not at all.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D Next to Be Announced
« on: June 27, 2013, 11:41:28 AM »
So no new sensor tech then  :-\

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: June 26, 2013, 09:59:50 AM »
+1 I prefer shooting wide open. Couple I shot wide open handheld in my garden last week.


Garden Bluebells by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr


Garden Bluebells by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

This one right place right time. Was shooting this flower and the wasp landed on it, shot a few frames and off it flew. Bright sunlight, to freeze the action and enough depth of field 1/1600sec F9 meant ISO5000!!!!! Straight out of the camera look how useable that is! Its ridiculous. 5DMKIII with 100mm macro L


Wasp on flower by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:51:31 AM »

Wasp on flower by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Right place right time. Was shooting this flower in my garden and the wasp landed on it, shot a few frames and off it flew. Bright sunlight, to freeze the action and enough depth of field 1/1600sec F9 meant ISO5000!!!!! Straight out of the camera look how useable that is! Its ridiculous. 5DMKIII with 100mm macro L

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Lenses / Re: EF 100mm f2,8 L IS Macro... is IS worth it?
« on: June 22, 2013, 06:38:38 AM »
One of my favourite lenses, I use it for food, product, macro, short tele and portraits its a great multifunctional lens.

Shot this yesterday in my garden


Wasp on flower by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Firmware 2.0.2 IS faster
« on: June 20, 2013, 06:10:10 AM »
If this is real then this will completely transform this camera!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: June 01, 2013, 07:53:20 PM »

Bluebell by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: May 31, 2013, 06:43:24 AM »
It was the first clear night we have had in a while so I went out at 2am, small hike up to the Penrith Beacon.


Penrith Beacon, Star gazing by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Penrith Beacon is a monument built in 1719, on a spot where beacons have been lit in times of war and emergency since the time of Henry VIII. Traditionally, the Beacon was used to warn of approaching danger from Scotland.

I didn't really plan on going, more of a last minute decision. But this subject seemed the natural choice being up the road from me, although its high and about a mile from Penrith, there was still light leak from the town which has produced this etherial purple and orange  colour cast. Although not technically correct I feel it has enhanced the image.

The image was made possible with the 5DMKIII, it was pitch black and it was shot on a 24-105mm F4 lens. With the incredible ISO capability this was shot at F4 at 16,000ISO!!! with an exposure of 4 seconds so as not to get star trails. Then some light was filled by painting with a small torch.

Really pleased with the quality the noise for that sensitivity and duration is really impressive.

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I had this lens as my first standard upgrade lens in about 2006. I got some lovely photos but god its soft and distortion is redic. I ended up selling it and getting the 17-55mm missed the reach but the IQ was staggering in comparison.


Ullswater, Cumbria, Winter 2010 by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr


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Video & Movie / Re: Wildlife Doc
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:10:48 AM »
I used to live near here when I was at Uni. Awesome job! Hope you get a 1st for it  :)

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Video & Movie / Re: ─░stanbul Turkey Time Lapses
« on: May 23, 2013, 09:37:23 AM »
Maybe a soundtrack?

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Both performed as designed.

The lenses are pre built with a weak spot at the mount, so if a lens is dropped with the camera it will snap and not only protect the mount on the camera body but to reduce damage if the camera bounces with the lens intact (being font heavy with a lens its more likely to bounce with the cameras weight directly onto the glass element. The lens mount is also designed to be replaceable to protect the glass element, cheaper to replace the mount than the glass.

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I like it looks good!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Am I crazy to sell my Canon gear?
« on: May 21, 2013, 06:03:32 AM »
I use a 5DMKIIII for all my work but have a little NEX 5N similar to the one your looking at.

The sensor is fantastic, amazing detail, very sharp, lots of DR and a great camera to use. I dont think your mad they are smaller, much much more portable, the image quality will be similar to what your used to with the 5DC although low light may not be quite as good.

But the camera is a compromise, but IMO a good one. Although you cannot replace your DSLR with a mirrorless for everything as of yet unless its a fuji I like the X100s and Xpro1 but they are quite expensive, even those dont track particularly well. Bang for buck nothing beats the sonys really. I have taken some great pics with mine, for little trips daily camera to have around the DSLR is a bit overkill and the Nex does a great job. It doesn't cut it for my work tho and the 5DMKIII blows it away but again its 5-6x the size without a lens.

Only problem with the sony kit is that there is a lack of lenses but hopefully in time.

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