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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #60 on: August 17, 2012, 03:22:31 PM »

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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #61 on: August 17, 2012, 05:23:04 PM »
@nickashley: On the Wall Street image, how did you get that selective focus without a Tilt-Shift lens?
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« Reply #62 on: August 17, 2012, 05:28:21 PM »
@nickashley: On the Wall Street image, how did you get that selective focus without a Tilt-Shift lens?

I've heard the 17-40 is soft wide open at 17mm, is it really that soft?
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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #63 on: August 17, 2012, 05:36:37 PM »
@nickashley: On the Wall Street image, how did you get that selective focus without a Tilt-Shift lens?

I've heard the 17-40 is soft wide open at 17mm, is it really that soft?

It's soft on the other end.
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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #64 on: August 17, 2012, 05:50:01 PM »
@nickashley: On the Wall Street image, how did you get that selective focus without a Tilt-Shift lens?

I've heard the 17-40 is soft wide open at 17mm, is it really that soft?

It can be soft, but it's mostly at the far corners and nothing like that. To me, it looks a lot more like a T-S lens effect. Either that or some Photoshopping going on.

I'm a bit more sensitive to that effect now since I'm playing around with a CPS evaluation T-S lens. I sooooo want it. Can't afford it unfortunately :(   I need to just win the lotto.
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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2012, 06:05:27 PM »
Yeah, i'd really be hoping that it's some PP going on, no Canon lens should be *that* soft, it looks like a Lensbaby at f/8 or so...
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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #66 on: August 17, 2012, 07:44:19 PM »
Yeah, i'd really be hoping that it's some PP going on, no Canon lens should be *that* soft, it looks like a Lensbaby at f/8 or so...

Well...except for the Tilt-Shift lenses which let you do selective focus like that. That's only when you use it to do that, of course, but it's one of the nifty features of those lenses.
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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #67 on: August 17, 2012, 07:59:27 PM »
@nickashley: On the Wall Street image, how did you get that selective focus without a Tilt-Shift lens?

That just bit edge blur in PS as so busy all people would been distracting in the image, lens is great as so light and in New York the wide is just amazing what you can get in. I'd love tilt shift lens for things like this to get a nice slice of selective focus.

It is sharp lens in all stuff i've done with it mostly wide stuff.

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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #68 on: August 18, 2012, 01:55:37 AM »
@nickashley: On the Wall Street image, how did you get that selective focus without a Tilt-Shift lens?

That just bit edge blur in PS as so busy all people would been distracting in the image, lens is great as so light and in New York the wide is just amazing what you can get in. I'd love tilt shift lens for things like this to get a nice slice of selective focus.

It is sharp lens in all stuff i've done with it mostly wide stuff.

Ah, makes sense. I thought it might be some PS work. Sounds like not a whole lot :)
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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #69 on: August 18, 2012, 06:14:20 AM »
I'm quite pleased with this one, so pleased it's one of my entries in the Oxford Flickr Group's exhibition at the Botanic Garden in Oxford.


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Really awesome, how did you process this?

It was a 5 minute Lightroom processing job, I pretty much nailed it in camera, after fiddling with the CPL to get the dreamy look I was after. If I remember correctly cropping the image took the most amount of time in Lightroom. I tend to process things instinctively.

Since using a CPL, the softness of the lens seems to have reduced somewhat. Either that or I'm getting the hang of using the lens. It's got a sweet spot like most lenses.

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« Reply #70 on: August 18, 2012, 08:40:11 AM »
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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #71 on: September 05, 2012, 08:47:33 AM »
Had a go at some long exposure Photography last night at an annual fair (St Giles Fair, it's been around since the 1600's). I don't think I've done too badly, given this is my first time at trying this technique. Learning by the seat of my pants again. I used a range of f numbers and shutter speeds (anywhere from 2.5 seconds to 30 seconds).

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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #72 on: September 05, 2012, 10:20:11 AM »
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Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« Reply #73 on: September 11, 2012, 01:05:01 PM »
Great work taperoo2k, I love trying (and seeing) those kind of long exposures :)
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« Reply #74 on: September 11, 2012, 01:55:22 PM »
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