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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 22, 2014, 06:29:12 AM »
Hello everyone. This is my first post after lurking for about a year. Finally upgraded from a 400D. So far I a totally pleased, especially the high ISO performance.

Still a newbie, so any constructive critic or suggestions are welcome.

The picture of the flowers is at ISO 8000.

Love the daffodil shot.

My advice for attaching images on CR: reduce to 740 pixels across and don't bother with the copyright. 740 px loads much faster, fills the page space, and no one's going to make anything out of your image anyway.

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Great shot, congrats !

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 20, 2014, 12:54:11 PM »
Opposite ends of the food chain when compared with eml's picture !

The classic Herdwick sheep of the English Lake District.

5D + 135L @ 1/320, f4.5, ISO 400

Hi Sporgon, looks like my Guy just ate your Guy.

 ;D

You can see my guy is blissfully unaware of the African continent !


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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 20, 2014, 04:03:03 AM »
5DMKIII with 16-35mm F2.8 L

Catbells, Keswick, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr



True love is: carrying his tripod


Up a hill       ;D

Nice images of the Lake District.

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Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 19, 2014, 09:59:35 AM »
The harbour piers from North Beach, Whitby. N E coast of England. This is where Bram Stoker's fictional Dracula landed in England.

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Second question- I know RLP suggested getting the Ee-S screen, but is there any benefit to the Ee-D with the grids? Thanks.

The Ee-d is just the standard screen with a grid, so whilst it is a benefit for keeping the camera level it is no better for real dof.

If you are using lenses faster than 2.8 then the s screen will show real dof and help manual focus between f1.2 and f2.8. With the standard screen the dof at these apertures is hidden so you can't manually or even see, the exact point of focus within a 2.8 dof.

With the AF system of the 5Diii Canon must have felt you don't need to manually focus an f1.2 - f2 lens, or see real dof. Not sure if the CR community is representative of the whole, but if it is they got that wrong.

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Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 17, 2014, 11:43:55 AM »
South Beach at Bridlington, East coast of England, just after sunrise.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: May 17, 2014, 09:08:23 AM »
Shot on a misty morning in the English Lake District.
Lovely image Sporgon! I love the colors, mist and mood of the English (and Scottish) countryside.

Many thanks Eldar !

The Romans are on record as having called England 'the land of mist and rain'. Guess some things don't change !

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 17, 2014, 08:48:46 AM »
Opposite ends of the food chain when compared with eml's picture !

The classic Herdwick sheep of the English Lake District.

5D + 135L @ 1/320, f4.5, ISO 400


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Lenses / Re: Distance-dependent AF behaviour of Canon 35/2 IS
« on: May 17, 2014, 03:12:15 AM »
Another trick that I use is to half-press the shutter button 3-5 times so the lens has more chances to settle on the correct focus.

Beware !

I think you'll find that is a flawed technique.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: May 16, 2014, 05:03:08 PM »
Shot on a misty morning in the English Lake District.

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Just one question: Which flash? I own the 550EX. The shop assistens told me to buy an 430 or 580. Are they so much better?

No. As far as exposure control is concerned it's up with the latest ones. It also does optical trigger master/slave etc.

No way would I change a 550EX for a 430EX, and I have both.

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Last bit, landscapes. You can do them without a tripod, depending on your style, but if you are going to end up being rather serious about them you should definitely consider a good quality tripod, which will run you $500-600 and up. But, if you just sorta have an interest, leave that for another time. Also get a cable release and learn about mirror lockup.
I'm curious why folks spend that kind of money on a tripod for stills.  That's almost as much as I paid for my video tripod with dual handles and a nice fluid head, all of which is massive overkill if you don't need smooth pans and tilts while the camera is live.  I'm just curious, speaking as someone who has never shot stills with a tripod that costs more than about forty bucks.  :)

Weight and stability.

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Seriously, I'm (really really) not earning a living from photography, but I am quite sure that you should be able to go through a college photo program with a 5D MkIII and a 7D.

I am also trying to figure out what type of college photography course of study would need something more than a 5d mark anything and a 7D?

I'm trying to figure out how I didn't manage to make $20,000 a year from my college Photog days !

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 14, 2014, 01:34:20 PM »
Not exactly an exotic animal, but hey ! it's all I've got at the moment.

50 f1.4 @ 1.4, ISO 100 1/60

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