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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #390 on: May 23, 2017, 08:36:27 AM »
The 35L II is one of my favorite lenses right now because it is just so good in every situation.  Case in point:  this past weekend I was shooting an event and then a banquet.  Even in those practical settings, I came home with some images I love, whether it was shooting the centerpieces at the banquet:

A Surfeit of Beauty by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

or shooting musicians playing in the youth convention:

Bring that Bass by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

or a couple of months ago just shooting a chess board I found in a Gold Lounge at a resort I was documenting:

Your Move by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

It's all great.  I also find that I get really good three dimensional subject rendering.  This is the most "Zeiss-like" Canon lens that I've used - it feels a whole lot like an Otus.
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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #390 on: May 23, 2017, 08:36:27 AM »

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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #391 on: May 23, 2017, 08:48:55 AM »
Amazing shots Dustin, I really want that lens.
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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #392 on: May 23, 2017, 09:13:14 AM »
Thank you Dustin.
Your 35mm shots look awesome. I also like this lens a lot, it's actually my default travel lens now, don't need anything else...

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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #393 on: May 23, 2017, 09:37:22 AM »
Thank you Dustin.
Your 35mm shots look awesome. I also like this lens a lot, it's actually my default travel lens now, don't need anything else...

I sold my 24-70 f/2.8 (I had the Tamron), with the thought of replacing it with either A) Sigma 24-70 ART, Tamron 24-70 G2, or Canon 24-70 IS.  I've been using the 35L II where I would use a 24-70, though, and have seriously begun to wonder if I even need a 24-70.
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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #394 on: May 23, 2017, 09:54:09 AM »
Beautiful pictures, Dustin. I especially like the second one.   8)

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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #395 on: May 23, 2017, 10:16:49 AM »
Thank you Dustin.
Your 35mm shots look awesome. I also like this lens a lot, it's actually my default travel lens now, don't need anything else...

I sold my 24-70 f/2.8 (I had the Tamron), with the thought of replacing it with either A) Sigma 24-70 ART, Tamron 24-70 G2, or Canon 24-70 IS.  I've been using the 35L II where I would use a 24-70, though, and have seriously begun to wonder if I even need a 24-70.

That's exactly the conclusion I have come to: I don't require a "standard" zoom anymore.

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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #396 on: May 23, 2017, 10:26:11 AM »
Thank you Dustin.
Your 35mm shots look awesome. I also like this lens a lot, it's actually my default travel lens now, don't need anything else...

I sold my 24-70 f/2.8 (I had the Tamron), with the thought of replacing it with either A) Sigma 24-70 ART, Tamron 24-70 G2, or Canon 24-70 IS.  I've been using the 35L II where I would use a 24-70, though, and have seriously begun to wonder if I even need a 24-70.

That's exactly the conclusion I have come to: I don't require a "standard" zoom anymore.

I still have the 24-70 f2.8 and primarily use it for functions etc, but the 35 f2 IS has taken over for travel duties and is edging the 'go to' zoom out more and more often.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #396 on: May 23, 2017, 10:26:11 AM »

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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #397 on: May 23, 2017, 10:32:58 AM »


That's exactly the conclusion I have come to: I don't require a "standard" zoom anymore.


I still have the 24-70 f2.8 and primarily use it for functions etc, but the 35 f2 IS has taken over for travel duties and is edging the 'go to' zoom out more and more often.

That's a problem for this new round of 24-70 lenses, though I suspect they will continue to sell well.
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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #398 on: May 23, 2017, 10:42:52 AM »


That's exactly the conclusion I have come to: I don't require a "standard" zoom anymore.


I still have the 24-70 f2.8 and primarily use it for functions etc, but the 35 f2 IS has taken over for travel duties and is edging the 'go to' zoom out more and more often.

That's a problem for this new round of 24-70 lenses, though I suspect they will continue to sell well.

Yes I'd take a sniff around a Canon 24-70 f2.8 IS but considering the price would be substantial it wouldn't be any kind of priority.

It's funny the 100 L Macro has pushed the 70-200 f2.8 IS out the bag most of the time now too. At this moment I am traveling in the Caribbean with one body the 35 f2 IS and the 100 L Macro, it is much nicer to carry than the 24-70 and 70-200 f2.8's!
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #399 on: May 23, 2017, 10:44:01 AM »
Pookie, outstanding. I love the "Cinematic" look of the image. The tonal range that was choosen is a perfect match for the models inner beauty... I wonder if you ended up appliying a filter of worked you way through one step at the time in order to "colour grade" the image? You have a magnificent sense of colour balance and key to ambient light ratios. Very Holywood like look and feel. Thank you, Sir!



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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #400 on: May 23, 2017, 03:42:32 PM »
Pookie, outstanding. I love the "Cinematic" look of the image. The tonal range that was choosen is a perfect match for the models inner beauty... I wonder if you ended up appliying a filter of worked you way through one step at the time in order to "colour grade" the image? You have a magnificent sense of colour balance and key to ambient light ratios. Very Holywood like look and feel. Thank you, Sir!



Thanks SecureGSM... Over the years I've developed my own sets of grading dependant on the lighting used and conditions. From that point I usually tweak it just a little for the specific shoot. Unfortunately there are never one size fits all solutions that you you can just apply without thought. Once dialed in though i will apply the final adjustments to the entire shoot to maintain consistency.
I'm limping by with my current equipment... once I get that new lens with IS and blue goo... then I'll finally be able to go out and take my first decent picture...

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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« Reply #401 on: December 15, 2017, 02:25:08 PM »
Oh Tannenbaum....
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Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
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