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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #165 on: May 24, 2013, 12:54:24 PM »
Thanks Funkboy and Dustin.  I am getting more familiar and trying different settings.  The last couple days was fixed ISO (a realistic value), TV and appearature automatically chosen.  This morning I tried Av with my choice of ISO and shutter speed getting automatically chosen.  Shooting over water, then into the air or trees requires serious exposure changes and I have my Q button for compensation, etc, etc.  I'd like to hear more suggestions relating to the highest likelihood of being prepared for anything, from anyone.

Today was 300 X1.4 (both are mark III) and I managed to get a similar teal framed to a similar size although all the various parameters are not identical and here's the result.  I don't think the 600 shot is one of the best I've gotten, but it's representative.  Today (teal2) it was overcast.

Teal_600  6D  300 F2.8 II  2X III  1000th  F8  ISO 8000
Teal2_420  6D  300 F2.8 II  1.4X III  800th  F6.3  ISO 3200 (coming next reply)

Clearly the edge is to the 1.4X although the ISO setting I guess favors it.

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #165 on: May 24, 2013, 12:54:24 PM »

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« Reply #166 on: May 24, 2013, 12:56:11 PM »
420 shot
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« Reply #167 on: May 24, 2013, 01:29:39 PM »
This time I'm posting two similar shots from close to the same location that illustrates why I prefer more reach, assuming the 2X III is not shortchanging me.  I'm inclined to think if you can't get closer the 2X has the advantage??

I know it's kind of apples and oranges but this is a challenge.  No adjustments or cropping as was also the case with the last two.

Teal600  6D  300 X2 III   1600th  F9  ISO 6400
Teal420  6D  300 X1.4  III   1600th  F4.5  ISO 2000

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« Reply #168 on: May 24, 2013, 01:32:01 PM »
Teal 420

Any idea while file photos don't fully load (display) in the posting??

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #169 on: May 24, 2013, 02:03:20 PM »
Jack, might be your files are huge. If you scale them down to 800 pixels wide at 72 dpi it will load faster.

Glad your having fun with your camera!

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« Reply #170 on: May 24, 2013, 02:44:13 PM »
Jack, you can only attach a maximum of 4096KB per post, so with your photo sizes you only have space for one photo per post.

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« Reply #171 on: May 24, 2013, 02:47:07 PM »
dexstrose, thanks for that and for reminding me that I'm having fun.  It's all to easy to forget about that and get fussing about technicalities.  I guess it's obvious that I tend to be a perfectionist and get caught up in detail even though I know full well that it's foolish because I'll never reach the level of most serious photographers and what does it matter, anyway.

So, all 6D'ers keep having fun and don't fret whether your shots are "great".  And share your photos.

Shooting birds puts me squarely in nature and that is one of the greatest experiences, just soaking up the sights, sounds and smells and learning more about the wonderful world we live in!

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« Reply #172 on: May 24, 2013, 05:22:38 PM »
Jack, your style of photography is very different than mine (BIF is a very small part of what I do.  Even using telephoto isn't a big part), but for me, I would have to see a significant upgrade in IQ for me to consider adding a crop body to my kit.  I just didn't find that I used my crop (my last was a 60D) after I switched to FF.  The latitude for post work in FF images (particularly from the 6D) is just so much better.

Anyway, here is an image from the 6D in the opposite direction - this is a handheld ant macro with the 100L Macro IS lens:


Face the Sun by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr
Great picture! You broke the rule of thirds and yet I like it. So what did you do? I am guessing it is the orange and black contrast that gets my attention.

That helps, but this image demonstrates the importance of using negative space appropriately.  In this image the amount of empty space creates more visual interest in the subject that is present.  On one of the file sharing sites, someone wanted me to straighten the horizon, which to me would actually diminish the image as it would remove the sense of the ant climbing.

One advantage of leaving negative space in an image like this is that this will make (I suspect) a successful stock image because there is a lot of room for a client to use.
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #173 on: May 24, 2013, 05:23:13 PM »
Teal 420

Any idea while file photos don't fully load (display) in the posting??

Jack

This is a very nice image, Jack.  I looked at the bigger image and the clarity is quite nice.
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #174 on: May 24, 2013, 05:24:49 PM »
I'd be interested in someone who shot a lot in the film era give me an approximation of what speed rating that IQ/noise/grain looks like.  I'd guess that the look is somewhere between ISO 400 and ISO 800 film.  For ISO 25,600 equivalent, this amazes me.

Wow, jumping into the way-back machine.

I'm not really sure how to compare it, especially the black & white version. I'm trying to imagine it printed on, say, a 5x7, and not on a glowing screen. That always seems to throw me. Maybe T_Max 400. It's definitely worlds cleaner than the 3200.
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #175 on: May 28, 2013, 10:43:50 AM »
Hi All,

I was out this early AM with the idea of getting a comparison for the 300 F2.8 II without converters where more reach is needed but instead cropping would be used.  It is pretty obvious that cropping can not make up for what is lost in magnification when the X1.4 or X2 are not used.  These shots are from the same location to the same guard crow in the same tree, but different times/days.  Without the 2X extender it's difficult to tell if there is slight out of focus due to the camera simply focusing on the tree.  Also, to get a decent shot without the 2X, I had to increase exposure around 2 1/2.  Unfortunately ISO is not the same in the comparison as it was dull this morning.

6D  300 X2 1000th  F6.3  ISO 640
6D  300   1250th  F4  ISO 3200

Any thoughts?  If anywone is thinking about a telephoto purchase perhaps this will be helpful??

Jack

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« Reply #176 on: May 28, 2013, 11:32:15 AM »
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« Reply #177 on: May 30, 2013, 08:58:44 AM »
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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« Reply #178 on: May 30, 2013, 11:20:44 AM »
Quite a surprise down by my garden yesterday morning.

6D  300  1000th F3.5  ISO 800

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« Reply #179 on: May 31, 2013, 09:50:48 PM »
Another 6D shot of a sapsucker and it's crop with the 300 X1.4 1000th  F5  ISO 1250

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