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Re: dissapointed 6d 100mm f2 and 24mm 2.8 (non l)
« Reply #75 on: May 08, 2013, 07:53:37 PM »
Gday about depth of field.

It's proportional to aperture, distance, and focal length.
At your distance I'm pretty sure it would have been in focus at wide open.

Check dof master website, google it, and learn some sample values.

Also, just like one doesn't run a marathon with brand new shoes, one should never go on cold turkey and move to a new camera just before a holiday without learning it's strengths and weaknesses.

I had my 6d 3 months before going to Egypt. And I when I buy a new lens I learn all I can about it. Resolution chart, vignette, dof., flare, color. Etc.

This way I will never find myself at a critical situation wondering what just happened.
Why does everyone put a listing of all their camera stuff here?

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Re: dissapointed 6d 100mm f2 and 24mm 2.8 (non l)
« Reply #75 on: May 08, 2013, 07:53:37 PM »

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Re: dissapointed 6d 100mm f2 and 24mm 2.8 (non l)
« Reply #76 on: May 08, 2013, 09:33:11 PM »
I agree with what several others have said about the dust and haze affecting the quality of landscape shots in Egypt.  I have never been to Egypt, but have done a lot of photography in desert regions of the US.  I recently visited Big Bend National Park in Texas which is a desert/mountain environment, and the conditions were very dry and windy.  The dust limited visibility to maybe a mile or two our first two days there, it cleared somewhat on our final day.  We camped over the weekend and had a good time, but almost all of my landscape pictures were very disappointing due to the air quality. 

We visited the same park two months earlier and I came back with hundreds of excellent photos.  The difference was the clarity of the air and some awesome sunsets on the first trip.  Same gear (6D with 24-105 and 70-200 2.8 II) and same (limited/developing) photography skills, vastly different results due to the environmental conditions.
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Re: dissapointed 6d 100mm f2 and 24mm 2.8 (non l)
« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2013, 09:23:56 AM »
I have shot enough in Arizona, USA and Southern Israel (similar harsh light during midday and dust in the air) to know that if you don't shoot at the right times of day, you WILL get harsh, flat images.  Filters help, but it's a battle, even in post processing. 

That dust in the air becomes a major advantage in the morning and particularly in the evening, however, producing amazing sunsets unrivaled in other environments.  It's difficult when you can't control the time of day you shoot, because I think you will find that the really stunning pictures of the pyramids were almost certainly not taken at the time of day that you were shooting.
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Re: dissapointed 6d 100mm f2 and 24mm 2.8 (non l)
« Reply #78 on: May 09, 2013, 01:42:13 PM »
I have shot enough in Arizona, USA and Southern Israel (similar harsh light during midday and dust in the air) to know that if you don't shoot at the right times of day, you WILL get harsh, flat images.  Filters help, but it's a battle, even in post processing. 

That dust in the air becomes a major advantage in the morning and particularly in the evening, however, producing amazing sunsets unrivaled in other environments.  It's difficult when you can't control the time of day you shoot, because I think you will find that the really stunning pictures of the pyramids were almost certainly not taken at the time of day that you were shooting.

its interesting doing a quick search on google of pyramid images, most are pretty average, and alot have what ibelieve to be skys added into them in post processing. 

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Re: dissapointed 6d 100mm f2 and 24mm 2.8 (non l)
« Reply #79 on: May 09, 2013, 06:34:42 PM »
I have shot enough in Arizona, USA and Southern Israel (similar harsh light during midday and dust in the air) to know that if you don't shoot at the right times of day, you WILL get harsh, flat images.  Filters help, but it's a battle, even in post processing. 

That dust in the air becomes a major advantage in the morning and particularly in the evening, however, producing amazing sunsets unrivaled in other environments.  It's difficult when you can't control the time of day you shoot, because I think you will find that the really stunning pictures of the pyramids were almost certainly not taken at the time of day that you were shooting.

its interesting doing a quick search on google of pyramid images, most are pretty average, and alot have what ibelieve to be skys added into them in post processing.

I wouldn't be surprised if that is in fact the case.
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Re: dissapointed 6d 100mm f2 and 24mm 2.8 (non l)
« Reply #79 on: May 09, 2013, 06:34:42 PM »