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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2013, 12:24:38 PM »
I did a series last night using an ND64x while standing out on a (still) frozen river.  I am slowly building up filters in the 82mm and am considering whether to move some of my 77mm filters and just use a step up ring.  Anyway, this shot is the result of three bracketed exposures hand-blended using luminosity masks.


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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2013, 12:50:03 PM »
Thanks for the nice feedback.  Here's one that shows the excellent shadow recovery from 6D files.  I shot into the sun and tried to leave some room in the highlights to work with the sky.  The whole facade of the monument was really underexposed as a result.  I was able to bring it back in a remarkable way.  There is some chroma noise in the shadows that I could work to reduce, but no banding.  The chroma noise is really only visible at 100%, anyway.  Single RAW file


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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2013, 02:20:41 PM »
Trying to get the hang of back button focusing. 1/750th f4 24-105, iso 400, ai servo



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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2013, 04:53:24 PM »
Trying to get the hang of back button focusing. 1/750th f4 24-105, iso 400, ai servo





Looks like you just have  ;)

Now where was that thread about 6D AF being unimpressive  ;D




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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2013, 05:57:53 AM »
Hi All,

This is a first post and I'm new to DSLRs.  I'm retired and have been drawn back into photography by a friend as of a year ago.  I bought a Nikon D5100 and a AF-S 70-300 VR and got lots of pretty cool shots of wildlife over the last year.  Enough to have become very enthused and as a result the two of us started talking about what we wished we had.  Having owned Canon - an F1 and three lenses way back, I always was pro-Canon and so in February I bought the 6D (saving money for glass wrt the 5D3) and the 24-70 F4 (wanted some limited macro capability) and the 300 F2.8 II with 1.4X and 2X III extenders.  I'm passing my Nikon gear to my daughter.

After playing for about a month I have been rather disappointed in the results I've been getting with the 300 and so I've sent the body, 300, 1.4X and 2X in for a warranty checkup (sure hope they're back for our birding season).  I'd really like to get some feedback on my results from those who have experience with this lens combo and preferably the 6D to help me judge what's up.  There isn't a huge amount to photograph in the depth of winter so I don't have a lot to post but I'll start with this one.  I'm hoping some kind folk who own the 300 may be able to interact with me off the forum to evaluate a few shots.  I'm not very familiar with the rules and procedures of the forum so some feedback in that regard would be appreciated (what size photos to post, info to include etc.)

I do like the camera and am very happy with the remote shooting capabilites I now have (that was not a gimmick or useless for me and swayed me away from the 5D3 for the dollar).  I love the high ISO and low light capability too.

However, I am now kind of watching and wondering if a 7D Mk II wouldn't be a nice addition some day soon as I miss the crop sensor reach with the 300.

Thanks in advance for your advice and feedback.

Jack, Alberta, Canada

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #66 on: April 10, 2013, 07:56:00 AM »
Hi All,

This is a first post and I'm new to DSLRs.  I'm retired and have been drawn back into photography by a friend as of a year ago.  I bought a Nikon D5100 and a AF-S 70-300 VR and got lots of pretty cool shots of wildlife over the last year.  Enough to have become very enthused and as a result the two of us started talking about what we wished we had.  Having owned Canon - an F1 and three lenses way back, I always was pro-Canon and so in February I bought the 6D (saving money for glass wrt the 5D3) and the 24-70 F4 (wanted some limited macro capability) and the 300 F2.8 II with 1.4X and 2X III extenders.  I'm passing my Nikon gear to my daughter.

After playing for about a month I have been rather disappointed in the results I've been getting with the 300 and so I've sent the body, 300, 1.4X and 2X in for a warranty checkup (sure hope they're back for our birding season).  I'd really like to get some feedback on my results from those who have experience with this lens combo and preferably the 6D to help me judge what's up.  There isn't a huge amount to photograph in the depth of winter so I don't have a lot to post but I'll start with this one.  I'm hoping some kind folk who own the 300 may be able to interact with me off the forum to evaluate a few shots.  I'm not very familiar with the rules and procedures of the forum so some feedback in that regard would be appreciated (what size photos to post, info to include etc.)

I do like the camera and am very happy with the remote shooting capabilites I now have (that was not a gimmick or useless for me and swayed me away from the 5D3 for the dollar).  I love the high ISO and low light capability too.

However, I am now kind of watching and wondering if a 7D Mk II wouldn't be a nice addition some day soon as I miss the crop sensor reach with the 300.

Thanks in advance for your advice and feedback.

Jack, Alberta, Canada

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Jack, have you tried doing an AFMA on your 300?  That lens is considered to be one of the optically best lenses ever, so you should be able to dial it in to where it blows your socks off.  I haven't used the lens personally, but have read nothing but good about it.  Your image is nice (great background blur), although I think I can see what you mean about critical sharpness.  It is probably more obvious in a big image.
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #67 on: April 10, 2013, 09:04:30 AM »
Hi All,

This is a first post and I'm new to DSLRs.  I'm retired and have been drawn back into photography by a friend as of a year ago.  I bought a Nikon D5100 and a AF-S 70-300 VR and got lots of pretty cool shots of wildlife over the last year.  Enough to have become very enthused and as a result the two of us started talking about what we wished we had.  Having owned Canon - an F1 and three lenses way back, I always was pro-Canon and so in February I bought the 6D (saving money for glass wrt the 5D3) and the 24-70 F4 (wanted some limited macro capability) and the 300 F2.8 II with 1.4X and 2X III extenders.  I'm passing my Nikon gear to my daughter.

After playing for about a month I have been rather disappointed in the results I've been getting with the 300 and so I've sent the body, 300, 1.4X and 2X in for a warranty checkup (sure hope they're back for our birding season).  I'd really like to get some feedback on my results from those who have experience with this lens combo and preferably the 6D to help me judge what's up.  There isn't a huge amount to photograph in the depth of winter so I don't have a lot to post but I'll start with this one.  I'm hoping some kind folk who own the 300 may be able to interact with me off the forum to evaluate a few shots.  I'm not very familiar with the rules and procedures of the forum so some feedback in that regard would be appreciated (what size photos to post, info to include etc.)

I do like the camera and am very happy with the remote shooting capabilites I now have (that was not a gimmick or useless for me and swayed me away from the 5D3 for the dollar).  I love the high ISO and low light capability too.

However, I am now kind of watching and wondering if a 7D Mk II wouldn't be a nice addition some day soon as I miss the crop sensor reach with the 300.

Thanks in advance for your advice and feedback.

Jack, Alberta, Canada

6D  300 F2.8 X2  1/1600 F5.6 ISO 400 Tried to post 2.2 MB file but it said it was too big??

Hi, a few things to remember with longer lenses.
Shooting with longer lenses do require proper technique to get sharp images, tuck elbows into your body, and press camera firm towards your face when handholding, breathing etc.
Shooting through other glass (windows, car windscreen) will very often produce soft images, this seems to get worse with larger the front element of the lens is.

That said, we use a 300 2.8 IS II with 2x III converter on a 5dIII/1DIV for birds with great results.
Sharpness of the 300 2.8 IS II with 2x seems close to our 500 4 IS II with 1.4x.

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Lene, Norway

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #68 on: April 10, 2013, 09:14:09 AM »
6D was a great travel companion on a recent trip that included Washington, D.C..  The weight is great, IQ is awesome.


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« Reply #69 on: April 10, 2013, 02:35:23 PM »
Hi and thanks for the feedback.  I'm having trouble coming up to speed with this forum.  For example I tried to edit my profile - no luck.  The whole thing feels awkward because I don't have much experience and am an older person not quite as computer literate as some.  So, before getting more engaged could someone help fill me in a little.  I did go to the help page and understand what it points out.  How do I tell if a file is too big - I tried to post a 2.2MB file and it was rejected (how do you ensure the picture posted is the best it can be?).  When browsing to select a file I right clicked to see its properties and IE crashed.  How do you guys post your camera/lens info separate from the text .... etc.  A little frustrated at the moment (:>)

Here's another 6D sample. 300 F2.8 II @ F6.3 1/320 ISO 2000

BTW I did tweak the AFMA but found the repeatability of evaluation to wander (used a tripod and a 45 degree test board - can post some samples)

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« Reply #70 on: April 10, 2013, 03:33:22 PM »
Hi Again, relating to my disappointment with the 6D/300 2.8 II lens combo.  Here's a test shot at about 47 feet on a tripod.  I tried hard to square everything up etc.  This was used to interact with Canon prior to sending the equipment in for evaluation and it resulted in the suggestion of sending the lens/es in (I sure hope it's lacking because I have not been satisfied with this expensive lens - believe me I'm not a rich person!).  I used the setup to play with AFMA and ended up at + settings but it was hard to really replicate results.

6D 300F2.8 X1.4 III 1/800 F4 ISO 100 +.7 exp 420mm   At 45 degrees 1.4" on the scale would be 1"

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« Reply #71 on: April 10, 2013, 07:30:55 PM »
Here's another shot - about all that seems to be alive around here now other than magpies  I'm not thrilled with this as I've been saying although it's cute so people like it.  Any thoughts about what I'm getting for sharpness and focus.  Spot metered and center focused on the eye but it displays as being on his left ear.  I have trouble with just where it is but I lack experience.  Don't worry about negative comments - that's what I need to hear to learn and improve. 

These are untouched.  6D 300F2.8 X2 III  1/1000 F5.6 ISO 250 AI Servo AF +2/3 exp

Jack
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« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2013, 07:50:02 PM »
This might be more useful for focus evaluation feedback.  The focus was on the "eye"

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Nothing like having a brand new toy and being desparate to find something interesting  ;)

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« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2013, 08:24:18 PM »
Hi All,

For comparison here's my 6D with the cheapy 70-300 F5.6 non-L lens at 300mm.

6D  70-300 @300 1/250 F11 ISO 400

This lens was $400 on sale and for the price it's obviously respectable.  While the 300 F2.8 was nearly $7k, any wonder I'm concerned.

Jack
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2013, 08:59:58 PM »
Hi All,

For comparison here's my 6D with the cheapy 70-300 F5.6 non-L lens at 300mm.

6D  70-300 @300 1/250 F11 ISO 400

This lens was $400 on sale and for the price it's obviously respectable.  While the 300 F2.8 was nearly $7k, any wonder I'm concerned.

Jack

Ouch.  Something is definitely not right there, Jack.  Here's what I get out of my 70-300L on a 6D.  This is a 100% crop.  The good news is that if you send it to Canon then will calibrate the lens and camera.  That is probably your best bet at this point.

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