November 28, 2014, 01:49:52 PM

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Post Processing / Re: Post processing opinion/advice
« Last post by lo lite on Today at 12:31:08 PM »
Hi.
Sometimes a photographer takes a pictures and finds it interesting and needs a second opinion on post processing. I am at that stage on this photo.
Am attaching unprocessed and my version. Pls advice. Any pointer is welcome.
THANK YOU!

I noticed something strange with regard to you shots: The color of the unprocessed shot looks completely different when embedded into the forum here compared to what it looks like when I click on it. Have a look at this screenshot:



this might have something to do with the embedded color profile in your image. I guess you should first figure out what this is.

Now my opinion: I like the colors of the first embedded unprocessed shot as they appear much more naturally that the somewhat over saturated looking ones from the image after clicking on it and the processed one. Despite this the lifting of the shadows is also what I would have done, I just would not have added the vignette and left the sky like it is in the first embedded unprocessed shot.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« Last post by rpt on Today at 12:30:39 PM »
Coyote in my neighborhood.  Photographed from my car.

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 640, aperture preferred setting, f6.3 @ 1/1250
Lovely!

And I am talking about the animal - not the picture  :P

Not really :)
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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D II owners, did you need to AFMA your camera?
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 12:29:38 PM »
I started using FoCal's Manual Mode when I got my 1D X, before it was supported.  Take pictures of the target with various AFMA values applied, then load them into FoCal and let it plot and calculate the sharpest value.  Easy and effective, I still do it that way even though the 1D X is now (partially) supported.
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Technical Support / Re: 60D On/Off switch
« Last post by rpt on Today at 12:27:05 PM »
Since you are asking, like Mt Spokane Photography said "to the shop" is your best bet.
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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D II owners, did you need to AFMA your camera?
« Last post by rpt on Today at 12:22:52 PM »
Put the camera on a tripod and take some test photos using liveview and live AF.  Its very accurate, and will be the best you can get.  That will tell you if it needs AFMA.
 
I can usually mount the camera on a tripod, do a autofocus, turn on liveview at 10X and manually turn the lens focus to see which way improves the image.  Then its just a matter of how much AFMA to apply in that direction (near or far).  I use FoCal, of course, but if I need a quick adjustment, that helps.
 
The dot tune method will get you in the ballpark, just make sure you do the adjustment in excellent light.
Thanks!

That is the task for tomorrow morning :)
Or afternoon... :P
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em158.

Word by word, I agree with you whole heartedly.  From the 2nd para onwards
I  have bought the Otus 55 and the 135 F2 recently, more on impulse than anything. In the past, I have sold the 35mm Zeiss as I could not get used to the manual focus!

But, now, I am getting used to them, sloooowly, and I just cant describe my happiness. They are totally in a different league. So far, I have only owned Canon L lenses but now onwards, this will change. In fact, for my Dec. India trip, both these lenses will go and I am hoping the Otus 85 mm comes out before that!

They make everything look  amazing - I have not experienced much like this except with canon 200 mm F2L and the  600mm F4MK II.
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Put the camera on a tripod and take some test photos using liveview and live AF.  Its very accurate, and will be the best you can get.  That will tell you if it needs AFMA.
 
I can usually mount the camera on a tripod, do a autofocus, turn on liveview at 10X and manually turn the lens focus to see which way improves the image.  Then its just a matter of how much AFMA to apply in that direction (near or far).  I use FoCal, of course, but if I need a quick adjustment, that helps.
 
The dot tune method will get you in the ballpark, just make sure you do the adjustment in excellent light.
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Reviews / Re: www.photozone.de reviewed EF-S 24/2.8 STM
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 12:12:24 PM »
Any way, the EF-S 24 has a limited market. Basically it really only makes sense on SL1/100D, if one wants really compact size ... and lowest possible price - for an optically very decent lens.

I think that a 'normal' lens that fits easily in one's pocket makes a lot of sense.  I certainly find the 40/2.8 useful for just that reason – when I'm primarily shooting with a telephoto lens, I don't have to carry another lens in a bag/case.
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Technical Support / Re: 60D On/Off switch
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on Today at 12:11:07 PM »
How good are you at taking a camera apart and replacing parts?  You will have to take it apart, determine which parts need replacing, order the parts, and re-assemble it.
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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 & 600mm f4 ii for BIF?
« Last post by rpt on Today at 12:04:52 PM »
Sometimes 960mm FOV is not enough ;)

Here's a BIF at 1920mm - 7D2, 600mm f4 + 2X tele, f8, iso 640, 1/3200, tripod

Rising to the Perch by seattlebirdman, on Flickr

WOW! Beautiful capture. 8)
WOW!
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