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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 07, 2013, 09:31:20 AM »

Sweet Kisses by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

Here's another example of the other thing this lens is great for - a wonderful medium telephoto lens that is a fabulous portraits lens.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 07, 2013, 09:30:20 AM »
This whole series (our family photos for Christmas cards) I shot with the EOS Remote functionality.  I had a whole elaborate lighting set-up, so to be able to do focus and make minor adjustments remotely and everything else WORK is pretty great.


Sweet Kisses by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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600mm, huh?  I wonder how close it will get to that in real life.

Lee Jay

The patent says 582 at f/6.45.  So no closer than that ;)

Also this pic shows that it does have a focus limiter switch.  Top switch says "Full" and then two more settings.

I saw that on another thread from the patent.  582 isn't terrible, to be honest.  I would expect a Canon zoom to be about 590, so this I can live with.

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600mm, huh?  I wonder how close it will get to that in real life.

Lee Jay

That is a good point.  My guess will be about 570mm.  I'm interested in seeing the price on this baby.  I don't do a lot of super tele distance shooting, so if this can be had for a reasonable ($2000 dollar) range, I might go for it.  Fortunately for me, I'll probably get a chance to use and review it from Tamron before I have to make a decision.

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 06, 2013, 03:02:01 PM »
Is there a way to get lens correction for the Rokinon 14mm within Adobe LR5 on a mac?

cayenne

Cayenne,

Do a Google search for Adobe Lens' Profiler.  You can download a profile that does quite a good job there.

Actually, I did find that...but it appears to be a windows only application....

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5492

I'm not finding any analogous for the mac....

Goodness, I'd think LR would have this for both mac and windows...?

C

Wow, that is a bit stupid.  The other option is PTLens.  It isn't free, but is more fully featured.  It is available for Mac.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:25:48 AM »
Here's just what's needed after downing 12 mountain ash berries.  I counted!
That's it for waxwings, for now anyway.

Jack

That's a pretty one, Jack. The colors are very complimentary.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:22:18 AM »
A lot of "ifs" here, obviously, but Tamron's recent optics have been impressive and their VC system is excellent.  I have to confess that I am never thrilled with a maximum aperture of f/6.3, but 500mm (even better 600mm) does help.  If this lens manages to combine fairly good optics with fairly quick AF at a fairly good price it could be fairly interesting ;D

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:16:21 AM »
Is there a way to get lens correction for the Rokinon 14mm within Adobe LR5 on a mac?

cayenne

Cayenne,

Do a Google search for Adobe Lens' Profiler.  You can download a profile that does quite a good job there.

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Here's a new one from the Tamron:


Land of the Larches by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:02:14 AM »
Got it today.
A few quick tests in the studio reveal that my copy is plenty sharp but the real challenge is accurate focus.
Ironically using Live View on a camera stand was not a sharp as guessing at the focus while hand held.

Also, I noticed that the exposure through LV is not at all accurate even though the camera is set to exposure simulation.

Small bother as I plan on being on the tripod anyway.

I felt that way for the first several days with the lens (other than the exposure issue you are describing), but found after a few days that the massive depth of field made focus much easier than what I anticipated.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:00:53 AM »
6D + Tamron 24-70 VC:


Land of the Larches by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:00:29 AM »
I could have framed this a little bit better but I really couldn't see a thing since it's so dark.  This is taken after sunset while strolling by the beach after our flight.  I wasn't able to bring my tripod since it's still stuck in my luggage so I had to take this handheld @12800 ISO @ F5.6.

around 8PM, Pantai Cenang Beach, Langkawi, Malaysia


Looks very clean for SO 12800, but then again, I would expect nothing less :)  Pretty image, Jason

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« on: November 05, 2013, 08:12:26 AM »
This lens has also produced some great landscape shots for me, too.


Paint for Me by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 05, 2013, 07:51:01 AM »
Yep, still enjoying this lens!



Very powerful image Dustin!   :)

Thanks, Ken.  I really liked it, too.

You're welcome!  Dustin, is this someplace local to you?  The rocks leading into the image are very rough and almost unnatural looking, not unnatural in a bad way, just large and jagged... I'm not expressing it very well but it's giving it quite a different feel than your typical lake image...

This is a local location (on a very large river).  It is really all about what you choose to emphasize.  Here I chose a more rugged, desolate foreground to emphasize the mood that I was shooting for.

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 04, 2013, 07:04:09 PM »
Yep, still enjoying this lens!



Very powerful image Dustin!   :)

Thanks, Ken.  I really liked it, too.

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