Re: Your Photography

Postby Tugboat on Tue 26/Jan/10 7:20pm

Spooky... can just imagine the goblins hiding in the mist.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby cauld on Tue 26/Jan/10 7:39pm

RJD wrote:Any of the 70-200 L's are superb, I bought a sigma version tho (f2.8) may sell it one day for a canon (f2.8IS or f4IS).


So on a full frame sensor the 70-200 is not that long a lens.

As an example, the majority of shots I did at a recent wedding were on the 70-200

If I was just shooting sports I'd get the F4 L IS as it's a HEAP lighter and smaller. I like the 2.8 mainly because it's great for taking shallow DoF portrait shots with. They've just announced a v2 of the 2.8 L IS which might *hopefully* put some second hand V1's onto the market... If so I may have a 2.8 L availalbe for sale :thumbsup:
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Tue 26/Jan/10 9:39pm

Love the 2.8 for landscapes too.
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But its heavy!

I'd agree its not super long on a FF but you can always crop (with the 5D2 etc you have enough pixels), I'm sticking with APS-C for now anyhow. Not that that gets you any smaller lesnes at these lengths but it does get you more 'reach' (pixel density realy).
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Re: Your Photography

Postby nzmatto on Tue 26/Jan/10 9:57pm

superb shot RJD!! Love it!!! Oh and the earlier one in the mist by jnumbaz! This is what I love this thread for. :)
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ShoreBoy on Tue 26/Jan/10 10:25pm

So, borrowed my Dad's old Canon 300D, took a bunch of photos, and now can't get the camera to talk to the computer through the USB cable. I don't have the right card reader, and tried downloading software from Canon, which didn't work. Any ideas?
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Wed 27/Jan/10 8:41am

On canon SLR theres a setting for communication, on setup menu 2:

Communication
• Normal
• PTP

Try the other value....
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ShoreBoy on Wed 27/Jan/10 12:24pm

Cheers RJD, that's got it sorted! :thumbsup:
That, and oddly, plugging it into USB port 1 instead of 2.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby mundi on Wed 27/Jan/10 1:34pm

So im thinking of adding another lens to the stable.
Has anybody used both (or either of) the Canon 24-70mm (cant remember Fstop values) or the 24-105mm? What was your experiences with them?
Any benefit over having the little bit extra focal length?
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Wed 27/Jan/10 2:13pm

There both great lenses. Is this for a full frame or crop body?

I had a borrow of a 24-70 , look here
http://www.zarphag.com/index.php?option ... 3&Itemid=1
and here
http://www.zarphag.com/index.php?option ... 4&Itemid=1


24-70 is superb, even without IS, but its heavy and expensive.

24-105f4L is opticaly as nice but a stop slower, bokeh tho isnt as good.

So comes down to that stop of speed/weight. I bought a 17-55 instead.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby mundi on Wed 27/Jan/10 2:53pm

RJD wrote:There both great lenses. Is this for a full frame or crop body?

I had a borrow of a 24-70 , look here
http://www.zarphag.com/index.php?option ... 3&Itemid=1
and here
http://www.zarphag.com/index.php?option ... 4&Itemid=1


24-70 is superb, even without IS, but its heavy and expensive.

24-105f4L is opticaly as nice but a stop slower, bokeh tho isnt as good.

So comes down to that stop of speed/weight. I bought a 17-55 instead.


Wow, those bokeh shots are really nice. Leaninig toward the 24-70.
Weight isnt much of an issue, its more about image quality and speed.
It would be going on a 450D so cropping body, and possibly a 7D in the future.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ThingOne on Wed 27/Jan/10 3:41pm

They are some nice shots, are they all straight out of the camera?.

I just bought a Canon 7D, its my first SLR, so still working out the best way to use it.
Used it for the past month on holiday and have taken some great photos and some crap photos, I have the 15-85 lens, the wide angle gives me so much more than my old compact camera, but I wouldnt mind more zoom.

But its a awesome camera to use, just love it, I have the hang of making HD movies now and they look great when viewed on a 1080p TV.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Wed 27/Jan/10 3:45pm

ThingOne wrote:They are some nice shots, are they all straight out of the camera?.


The 24-70 shots? No, raw and processed with CS4 mostly, tho those are all 350D shots not 7D.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ThingOne on Wed 27/Jan/10 3:48pm

RJD wrote:
ThingOne wrote:They are some nice shots, are they all straight out of the camera?.


The 24-70 shots? No, raw and processed with CS4 mostly, tho those are all 350D shots not 7D.


Yep the 24-70 ones.
I had a play with RAW then adjusting in the Canon software, which im guessing would be crap compared to CS4, I guess I need to get a copy of CS4.

That last photo with the 2 seagulls, what post processing did you do in Photoshop?
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Wed 27/Jan/10 3:52pm

DPP is actualy a good raw convertor, often a match fro Adobes ACR which is what converts the raw for CS4, just make sure you have the latest version (3.7.2 atm I think).

CS4 is huegly powerfull and can make things realy easy, I dont often do a lot, just a few adjustment layers, use Noise ninja for noise reduction, then sharpen for output.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ShoreBoy on Wed 27/Jan/10 5:31pm

I borrowed my dad's old camera and mucked around a bit over the last week or so. I'm very much an amateur, but had fun trying to know what I'm doing!

Mostly of Little Shoal Bay, North Shore. I tried to capture some of the old boatyard stuff and the Harbour Bridge in the background. Not really sure what I was trying to achieve.

Oh and one I took at my mate's wedding.
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