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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New 6D and M42 lenses capability.
« on: September 25, 2013, 08:44:34 AM »
Helios 44-2 (love it!)


Warm Comfort by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 25, 2013, 08:43:35 AM »
Here's a change of pace.  My old Helios does flare pretty badly.  It loses contrast like mad.  But like a lot of other things, it does it in a very artistic way.  I find I get memorable images even when it shows its defects.


Warm Comfort by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: September 24, 2013, 03:34:09 PM »
I'm pretty sure I stopped down to f/11 to enhance the sunstar.  That is my personal favorite aperture on most of my lenses for achieving the effect.  The arms on the sunstar become more defined.

Thanks, I'll try to keep that in mind. Still, I'll have to be patient; when I cycled home from work today I looked at the trees, and they're all still green! Well, I can wait because I don't particularly like winter ;)

I'm in no rush for winter to arrive either!  I get burned out in shooting what is essentially monochrome!

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 24, 2013, 10:32:33 AM »

I Rise Before Dawn by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Interesting picture Dustin, pleasing effect, very polished. I always find portrait used for landscapes quite challenging but this works well !


Thank you.  I find using a UWA lens this that my eye most naturally wants to shoot vertical compositions with it.  At 14mm you can really emphasize a foreground, and this lens is pretty amazingly sharp throughout the frame.  You can't see it at this magnification, but you can zoom in anywhere and the detail is there.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 24, 2013, 08:16:29 AM »

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: September 23, 2013, 10:46:49 AM »

Autumn Invasion by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Excellent! I love the lens-flare on this one. At what aperture was this taken?


I'm pretty sure I stopped down to f/11 to enhance the sunstar.  That is my personal favorite aperture on most of my lenses for achieving the effect.  The arms on the sunstar become more defined.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 23, 2013, 09:01:53 AM »
I've got a 14mm Rokinon (Samyang) f/2.8 in hand right now for review purposes.  I'm having fun with it; 14mm is VERY wide on FF.  Here's one taken yesterday:

?? Dustin, this image is quite different from your usual, I find the colors quite oversaturated, unpleasingly so.  An interesting effect if you were trying for it....but not if you weren't.  Mayhaps a resizing issue.  It also looks like you had to push things in less than ideal light.  I DO like the composition and subject.  That's a lens I really want to like on FF.  Cheers!

This was definitely a processing choice.  I went for a combination of raised shadows/reduced contrast along with some bolder saturation in key colors.  Perhaps not everyone's cup of tea, but the photo itself has been well received in the communities that I have shared it in.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 23, 2013, 08:58:54 AM »

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Lenses / Re: 40mm Panckake or 35mm 1.4L For walking street
« on: September 22, 2013, 04:52:32 PM »
Im tryna find a prime lens for my 7D to walk the streets with. Im currently using my 5DMKIII with the 50mm 1.4 and i love it. Which lens out of the 2 would match the quality and look of that FF combo??

Any thought or suggestions would be great.. Thanks

A third option that may be the best compromise is the new 35mm f/2 IS.  It slots in between the two lenses in size, is extremely sharp even wide open, and has a great IS system that gives you more options when you need to stop down.  With the reduced price it is now a very compelling option, and may just be my next purchase.

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: September 22, 2013, 01:03:36 PM »
Here's another I took yesterday.  My favorite aspect using UWA is the ability to emphasize foregrounds.

It is, and that's the proper way to use an UWA im many cases, imho. What did you do with the colors???

It was raining, and the light wasn't amazing, so I did an infrared type conversion and then selectively (and lightly) painted back in certain colors to enhance the mood.

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: September 22, 2013, 09:14:11 AM »
Here's another I took yesterday.  My favorite aspect using UWA is the ability to emphasize foregrounds.


Turbulence by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: September 21, 2013, 04:25:10 PM »
I've got a copy of the 14mm Rokinon in hand for a review right now, so I'll be posting some images.  That wide a lens makes for some very creative options!

Thanks for the inspirational photo Dustin! No autumn colors here, yet - but I will be sure to whip out the 14 mm when the time is right! Last year I took some great shots with my 20 mm Siggy so let's see what I can do with the 14mm Samyang :)

It is a great "tree" lens, particularly in vertical orientation.  I haven't had any great light or skies yet, but I feel like I'll be able to produce some great stuff with it!

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: September 21, 2013, 02:11:44 PM »
I've got a copy of the 14mm Rokinon in hand for a review right now, so I'll be posting some images.  That wide a lens makes for some very creative options!


Autumn Tangle by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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