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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #315 on: July 14, 2013, 11:54:08 AM »
One question about Auto ISO (not used above).
I use AV-mode. Then how do I influence the shuttertime used in the auto-ISO calculation, as I want shorter shutter-times than 'normal' ?

Go to "ISO speed settings" in the third tab of the menu; there, you can change the auto ISO range and also the minimum shutter speed to accommodate your desired shooting parameters. Bear in mind that even if you set a particular min. shutter speed, the camera will adjust it accordingly to achieve a proper exposure assuming the maximum auto ISO isn't set high enough.
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« Reply #316 on: July 14, 2013, 01:09:46 PM »
Great shots guys - to the credit of the shooters and the 6D.

Hard to beat a good macro lens.  I was over-extended or I would have gotten the Canon 100.  An extension tube on a tele - any thoughts??

I still chuckle when I think of all the negative reviews I read, with comments like the On/Off button is in the wrong place.  ::) And all the put-downs from people that had never held the camera let alone shot with it.  I'm not shy about admitting I own a 6D (that 300 lens helps, though).

The previous waxwing shots were cropped and the attached represents one of the closer shots out of the bunch to give it all perspective.  Now I've shot a few at 600 I'm going back and see what I can get at 420 for comparison.

If my models will cooperate! ;)

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« Reply #317 on: July 15, 2013, 02:05:46 AM »
Great shots guys - to the credit of the shooters and the 6D.

Jack

+1000...such amazing and beautiful photos posted in the past several pages.  8)
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« Reply #318 on: July 16, 2013, 05:23:51 PM »
Here's as close as I can get to identical shots, cropped to identical size.  The first is 300 X1.4 the second 300 X2.

I know some time back there were many questions about these two extenders.  The  X2 has slightly slower focus but the reach advantage results in more accuracy in getting focus on the subject.  Personally for distant objects that will require cropping I'd take the X2 any day.

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« Reply #319 on: July 16, 2013, 05:41:39 PM »
Hi Jack.  Neither of those is all that sharp, but the 420mm crop is less sharp no doubt, as you said.  Those are pretty birds to look at aren't they?  I wish I could get some shots of those...they seem to come to my neighbor/cousin's house, but not to mine!  We do get an occasional blue heron though, and a lot of wild turkeys.  The heron usually likes to come in heavy rain when the pond gets all muddy.  Whatever is easier for him to eat the frogs and fish, I guess.  We mostly get cardinals, tufted titmouse, occasionally gold finch.  The one purple finch that came, got killed by our cat!

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« Reply #320 on: July 17, 2013, 02:53:10 AM »
Hi Carl,

Yes very pretty birds and well behaved too. Still my favorite is the black capped chickadee - so lovable.

No cardinals here but we get purple finches - or used to.

I guess it's been well stated by many that 300 or 420 is not enough reach for smaller birds and I now understand why after my few months with the 300 lens and extenders.  Regardless, you make do with what you have and take advantage of the various opportunities that pop up unexpectedly. 

Well, I wish I could get some shots of your birds, so we're even.  :)

Sadly, we're getting fewer varieties of birds than we used to.  Fewer tree swallows, purple martins, bluebirds, barn swallows, Baltimore orioles, yellow warblers, goldfinches and so forth.  All of these were common 20 years ago and now I'm lucky to ever see one.  Pesticides??  No shortage of magpies though!  And robins galore.

So, one of my goals will be to start putting more nesting boxes up and spreading feed in the spring for the water birds.

Today I got a brief glimpse of my first goldfinch for this year.  I would have had a borderline useful shot with 600 but 420 just wanted to lock onto the bushes as you can see.  Even the stump in front was interfering. Oh well, was still fun sitting in the sun in peace and quiet.

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« Reply #321 on: July 17, 2013, 06:03:37 AM »
This girl just loved posing today, followed every instruction for about 50 shots in every conceivable location!

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Beautiful pictures. I especially like the first and the last one. Nice job Jack!

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« Reply #322 on: July 17, 2013, 06:11:26 AM »
Thank you, bleephotography, for your reply to my question re. Auto ISO.
I am aware of the way to adjust the settings; but I did not find that it can do, what I am after (forcing shorter exposure-times).
Having read more now in other posts on the subject here on CR - what a great source of information !! - I have concluded that I should go with the M-mode + Auto ISO to do what I am after.
I am aware that this does not allow the use of Exposure Compensation, which would have been nice. But I will be fine anyhow.
(Case closed - or to continue in posts about this subject).
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #323 on: July 17, 2013, 07:09:40 PM »
here's a new one.  Picked up a 10 stop ND, been having fun with it!


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« Reply #324 on: July 18, 2013, 12:32:40 AM »
Hey Chuck, I love the creamy water shot, something I'd like to try.  Do you think that that long of an exposure is necessary - have you played with less dense filters?

Today the waxwings were all over the pond.  Now I know, they're feasting on dragon flies and I observed them pursuing and catching them in flight.  The 6D with 600mm can't keep up to them or maybe it's just me!??

A friendly nuthatch dropped by so he/she is my shot for today.

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« Reply #325 on: July 18, 2013, 02:08:16 AM »
Found a crusty ol' houseboat out on the Delta.

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« Reply #326 on: July 18, 2013, 03:17:38 AM »
Many waxwing poses today but mostly from too far away.  This was the best I could do.

Again 300 X2

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« Reply #327 on: July 18, 2013, 09:11:55 AM »
Very nice pictures Jack, I love your Cedar Waxwing...It's a beautiful bird.

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« Reply #328 on: July 18, 2013, 09:13:25 AM »
Found a crusty ol' houseboat out on the Delta.

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #329 on: July 18, 2013, 12:52:05 PM »
Hey Chuck, I love the creamy water shot, something I'd like to try.  Do you think that that long of an exposure is necessary - have you played with less dense filters?

Today the waxwings were all over the pond.  Now I know, they're feasting on dragon flies and I observed them pursuing and catching them in flight.  The 6D with 600mm can't keep up to them or maybe it's just me!??

A friendly nuthatch dropped by so he/she is my shot for today.

Jack

I've tried using the .6 ones, and CPL's, and the cokin .9's.  I've wanted to push it to extremes though, so that's why I went all out on the 10 stop.  And with the idea of pushing it to the extreme I was at f20.  I could have dialed that back a bit, but - I wanted to test it out at the extreme end (I could have been nuttier even, 70-200 goes to f32 so I could have gone way longer...lol
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