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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #135 on: May 18, 2013, 09:05:18 PM »
One more nuthatch.

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #135 on: May 18, 2013, 09:05:18 PM »

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #136 on: May 18, 2013, 09:10:46 PM »
Finally the very pretty tree swallows.  The nest is pretty high and there isn't much I can do about that but it's fun watching.

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #137 on: May 19, 2013, 12:02:53 AM »
Hope I'm not annoying with too many posts.  This shot is from a pretty fair distance, cropped maybe 20%.  I've learned a little the hard way.  What helped here was setting prefocus on the 300 lens to close to infinity, otherwise the lens hunts when the birds aren't in the viewfinder.  As well I had all focus points activated and used single shot and the rest was luck.

And it's one of two shots and not a burst so I'm happy.  I feel like a baby taking its first steps (at least I imagine that's how it feels) :)

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #138 on: May 19, 2013, 01:05:53 AM »

I've been using one shot AF for the most part and I must confess I'm finding the exact AF point a little challenging.
For stationary subjects - and by that I really mean stationary - one shot AF is fine. However, when subjects are moving, or you are moving (like in a boat) and the subject is stationary, the continuous focusing of the AI Servo is the way to go. Try it out. The only thing is you will need to track the subject with the center AF point keeping the shutter half depressed.

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #139 on: May 19, 2013, 01:30:57 AM »
Bat

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #140 on: May 19, 2013, 03:08:12 AM »
I love the bat!

rpt thanks for that I'll give it a try.  Right now there are quite a few flying water birds to practice on an geese are pretty useful for practice.  Wonder why I got out of this for so many years.  I never realized what was happening to the technology!

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #141 on: May 19, 2013, 03:17:41 AM »
@Jack, IMO you're over doing the open aperture on many of your shots, DOF is just too shallow.


Note that Renegade's picture of the bat is at f5
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #141 on: May 19, 2013, 03:17:41 AM »

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #142 on: May 19, 2013, 08:22:01 AM »
Hope I'm not annoying with too many posts.  This shot is from a pretty fair distance, cropped maybe 20%.  I've learned a little the hard way.  What helped here was setting prefocus on the 300 lens to close to infinity, otherwise the lens hunts when the birds aren't in the viewfinder.  As well I had all focus points activated and used single shot and the rest was luck.

And it's one of two shots and not a burst so I'm happy.  I feel like a baby taking its first steps (at least I imagine that's how it feels) :)

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This one is very nice, Jack.  Has a nice crispness to it and the wing positioning is nice.
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #143 on: May 19, 2013, 12:00:02 PM »
Thanks dustin.

Sporgon, you are right on, guess it's that initial novelty! I'll clue in hopefully soon. Here's one I ruined as you describe.
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #144 on: May 19, 2013, 05:25:46 PM »
Now for some 6D 24-70 F4 shots including some macros for those who might be interested in this lens.  It takes all of 1/2 second to switch to macro and these complaints I read about it be useless are rubbish.

This is my back yard pond that is about 5 minutes away from where most of my previous shots were taken.

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #145 on: May 19, 2013, 05:30:06 PM »
More 6D 24-70 F4
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #146 on: May 19, 2013, 05:33:39 PM »
These are all hand held and uncropped or altered in any way.
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #147 on: May 19, 2013, 05:36:45 PM »
Oops a duplication there :-[

Here's one more.  I almost bought the 100 macro and of course it's better but it's not a walk around zoom!

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #147 on: May 19, 2013, 05:36:45 PM »

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #148 on: May 20, 2013, 04:45:48 PM »
I am just starting through images I shot at an event over this weekend.  I decided to let my 6Ds (I used two at this event) pick ISO, which I don't usually do (I haven't found auto ISO very reliable in past models).  I typically shot manual everything, although on some occasions I will use AV mode if appropriate.  I was using spot metering because the lighting was very dramatic.  First of all, as long as I did my part (sometimes needs to use * to meter before recomposing), the camera was pretty much dead on with ISO.  My images need next to no editing.  This image was actually an exception:  I had recomposed without first setting metering.  As a result, this shot was overexposed.  I dropped exposure 1/2 stop in post and pulled highlights down about -50.  The only reason I point this out is to say that this shot wasn't perfectly exposed (AKA, not optimal conditions).  I was shocked when I checked ISO on this shot because it still looked so good at 100%.  This is ISO 25,600!!

Check out the full shot + 100% crop.  This has had no additional noise reduction (my standard import from RAW is 10 Luminance and 25 Color in LR noise reduction).  That has no editing other that what was described and a standard one click B&W conversion in LR on the full size image - the crop is the original color.  Once again the clean output from the 6D has blown my mind - this is perfectly usable!

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #149 on: May 20, 2013, 05:39:22 PM »
Dustin I couldn't agree more.  You can't blame the camera with it's performance at higher ISO.  FF shines in low light as you're proving. 

Wish I knew more about PP, but maybe this winter I'll be looking for good advice.

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« Reply #149 on: May 20, 2013, 05:39:22 PM »