Fall, winter and Spring in the Yukon offer some good "blue hour" opportunities.
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I tried this for the first time last night in my garden. I was pointing the wrong way for the milky way (as that'd be pointing towards my flat) and failed to catch any significant asteroids (as I was only out there for 10 mins just playing about)
I'm pretty sure that if I recreated these settings in the proper settings and persevered for a good amount of time these would serve me well:
canon 5Diii, 24-105L @ 24mm, f8, 1600iso, 30 sec, around 2900k for white balance (or shoot auto in raw and sort it out after)
I did do a bit of noise reduction in post.
you might want to pop the odd flash off at f8 if there are any points of interest within the frame when shooting...
it's not a great shot as it was just messing about, but the theory is sound...
100-400mm is really irritating on the 7d too... (sarc., implied )
Here's ste-by-step manual:The photo was made with a flipped lens, so I didn't have control over aperture. That's why I bought an extension tube recently to cover this type of shots
Can you explain this technique a little? I've never heard of "flipping" a lens before. I love the results! Great photo (and the non-macro ones a awesome as well).
1. Take off the lens from your camera (wide angle works better, such as the 18-55);
2. Flip it around;
3. Hold it up to the camera and shoot
- Autofocus won't work, you need to focus by camera movement;
- Aperture cannot be controlled; though I saw people removing the lens with camera turned on, so it has aperture value persistent (I don't recommend following their example);
- There are converters that can be attached to the front of the lens (filter mount) and EF mount from the other side;
- This trick is called super-macro, because focus plane is really close to your lens (you can identify the distance with your finger as a starting point).
The photo was made with a flipped lens, so I didn't have control over aperture. That's why I bought an extension tube recently to cover this type of shots
Typical Vermont Weather Report: "6-42 inches of snow followed by a tropical blast with thundertorms in the afternoon followed by a deep freeze and no sunshine for a month" Lets just say that it gets cold enough where even the heariest of us won't go out.
that's the key thing, will you really be outside shooting when the weather gets extreme? or will you be inside enjoying a 40 and wondering why it's got to be so dark all the time? any of the 5D series cams should be able to handle things just fine, unless you're planning on dogsledding the Yukon and documenting it. the main thing that will happen will be your batteries draining really fast.
I don't get one thing right. Minimum focus distance for 70-200 is 1.2m, but when you use 500D on it working distance is 50cm. Does this mean no AF?
Can somebody describe me workflow with 500D on 70-200? I mean, do I have to put my subject 50cm from the lens and that's all I can get?
now with my 1DX, im starting to feel really cheated by Canon - i really do.
my 7 year old 1D Mark IIN and 8 yr old 1D Mark II paired with a third party TC works at f/11 just fine
~ while my 1DX wont.
also - tested it on the Canon T3 - it worked - a bit slower than the 1D Mark II's but very acceptable.
- tested on the 5D Mark II - it will AF and Lock only if you pre-focus it manually.
- 5D Mark II without pre-focus will AF and Lock 1 out of 10 or even more - so not acceptable in any standard.
but they will work - while the 1DX wont - WTH Canon!!!!