« on: June 09, 2012, 12:34:48 PM »
Neuro gave the right answer, petal shaped hoods are needed for wide angles with a very few exceptions.
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I agree with everything you've said. I like the results I get from DPP with a few of the basic settings, but then you need to convert RAW to TIFF for post processing in LR or PS. I just wish DPP, LR, PS would all play nicely together, but I know that will never happen.
I am grateful for all the replies
Thank you Random Orbits for your helpful explanation of lens and camera calibration
I found a great write up about that here
After reading these, and as my future 5d3 can calibrate and adjust for multiple lenses (I think), I now may not bother and risk buying lenses in pairs
I suppose that 5d3 does have lens microcalibration feature on it. Correct?
The kit lens is excellent, and you will love it.
Once you get a FF, focal lengths are suddenly more limited, so you might be looking for longer focal lengths soon.
Fortunately, there is a good assortment of older Canon telephoto lenses that perform reasonably well on the 5D MK II, so don't be afraid to pay $100 for a old 70-210mm f/4 zoom, its a old push-pull design, but will fill a gap until you can afford a top of the line lens. I gave mine to my daughter and she loves it. Another one, a 100-300mm lens can often be found for $100, and its respectable even though not spectacular. I have had several of both, that came with old film bodies bought on Craigslist.
Are you talking about the 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM? Or the 100-300mm f/5.6 or 5.6L? I have the former and find the image quality at 300mm to be quite poor. The focus speed, build quality and IQ at <200mm are quite decent for the price, but I think the IQ of this lens is the worst of all the Canon xxx-300mm zooms they have made. I have considered selling it to buy the 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5, 70-210mm f/4, 100-300mm f/5.6, or any of the 75-300mm lenses.
I also just picked up the Tamron 200-400mm f/5.6 for $100, and while the image quality is much better than the 100-300mm USM, the focus speed is nearly unusable, so I might just list it on eBay and make a little profit from the flip (they normally go for $175-250).
Yes.....POTUS was on board, he had just finished a speech at U.N.L.V.
And, his cabin is right below the cockpit, so ironically he could've been looking out that third window......
I did get the kit, and the only lens I had was the 24-105.....it was a stretch, and I cropped the pic of the plane in LR.
Mt Spokane Photography,
I bought the kit, and plan on buying a macro, telephoto, wide angle L series lenses (in that order).....so, I do have some things I need to acquire.....I didn't have time to learn the settings for the camera yesterday.....but will play around with it and read the manual this weekend when things are less hectic.....thanks for your input.
I have a 30D and I find that my "functional" ISO maxes out at around 400 and sometimes even less depending on the shot / subject. I'd love to (plan to) move up to a current generation body but am a bit confused regarding the "functional" ISO capabilities. I know the current cameras have incredibly high ISO capabilities but how high can they truly be routinely used in ambient and low ambient light before grain becomes an issue. Since all my lenses are full frame I'd love to go the 5DIII route ($$$$) but might also consider a 7D (mkII ?). Love to hear any opinions on capability vs. reality. Cheers
I've been trying a new JPEG processing algorithm for highlights and underexposure, and when I saw this thread I thought I would try it out. I haven't corrected any colors, but it seems like the exposure can be fixed rather well.
Update: added the center crop.