Re: Your Photography

Postby woodsy on Fri 29/Jan/10 5:56am

mundi wrote:
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.


go the 24-70 i find weight not a problem (its light compared to my 3002.8)

and its very useful for a lot types of shot samples below
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Re: Your Photography

Postby stiffeeslicker on Fri 29/Jan/10 7:28pm

A few a took camping last winter around the South Island. Mostly using an aged Nikon compact digital. The resolution's shite but at least the optics are OK.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby jnumbaz on Sat 30/Jan/10 8:08pm

:)
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Re: Your Photography

Postby WH on Sun 31/Jan/10 9:39am

Some pics from a recent trip to Northland.

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Long Beach, Russell

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Tree on the beachfront, Russell

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Gannets, Muriwai

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Sunset at Russell

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Friendly Weka at the campsite

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Potential
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Re: Your Photography

Postby nzmatto on Mon 1/Feb/10 9:02pm

No longer being able to safely take pics whilst riding along (at 25kph it's easy and 35 it's not safe), I decided to take a $20 gamble on a flexible tripod that looked like it would fit my handlebars, so here's my new setup. Popped it on tonight, off up Paekak hill tomorrow morning, so will give it a maiden run then.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ThingOne on Tue 2/Feb/10 8:28am

Im after a Super zoon lens, anyone got any real world experience with any of the following

1. 70-300 Canon IS USM F4-5.6
2. 18-250 Tamron F3.5-6.3
3. 28-300 Tamron F3.5-6.3 XR DI VC
4. 18-250 Sigma F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Its to be mated to a Canon 7D, I have read many reviews but all swing both ways, im swaying towards getting the Canon lens, just because its Canon, but the Sigma and Tamron are slightly faster and have more range.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby pinkmaggit on Tue 2/Feb/10 8:46am

I've used the Canon a bit, and have found it quite good. I can't draw any comparisons to the other models though...
The image stabilisation when zoomed is reasonable. The weight of it isn't too bad. It has a lock on it which is good when you are carrying it around.
I'll upload a few pics taken with it and a 20D and link them real soon.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Tue 2/Feb/10 8:49am

Canon is f5.6 the others f6.3, and I'm sure the others are f4 or slower by 70mm.

The canon will kick the others arses seriously for IQ at 70-300.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby cauld on Tue 2/Feb/10 8:49am

ThingOne wrote:Im after a Super zoon lens, anyone got any real world experience with any of the following

1. 70-300 Canon IS USM F4-5.6
2. 18-250 Tamron F3.5-6.3
3. 28-300 Tamron F3.5-6.3 XR DI VC
4. 18-250 Sigma F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Its to be mated to a Canon 7D, I have read many reviews but all swing both ways, im swaying towards getting the Canon lens, just because its Canon, but the Sigma and Tamron are slightly faster and have more range.


Is the reason you're not looking at the 70-200 lenses weight?
Considered a 70-200 F4 L IS?

For Canon stuff i find the reviews here pretty good.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Tue 2/Feb/10 8:56am

++ I'd take the 70-200f4L over any of those, the 70-300 is good (IQ) but isnt proper full time USM, and isnt weathersealed.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ThingOne on Tue 2/Feb/10 9:22am

I looked at the 70-200 Canon F4 L, and doesnt have IS (at least not at my price point) and I dont carry a tripod around, plus was hoping to get more range than 200.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby nzmatto on Tue 2/Feb/10 9:24am

A last minute change of heart saw me opt not to bring the camera this morning. Gutted because from the top of Paekak I had a great view 300km north to Ruapehu this morning. The mount was OK, but I think that it would vibrate loose pretty quickly, and there is no means of suppressing the vibration. I am going to get a rubber pad to mount it on, and work out how to best tie off the mount to prevent it from coming loose. Needs more time and thoughts. :)
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Re: Your Photography

Postby pinkmaggit on Tue 2/Feb/10 9:52am

I realised I didn't have any shots using over 200mm of the zoom on the Canon 70-300 but to get an idea of image quality have a look here. The 7d is full frame, right? So the magnification would be different to that of the 20D.

Check out this pool for more photos taken with that lens: http://www.flickr.com/groups/canon70300is/

Also, the Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is out in April. Maybe you could save your pennies for that :satan:
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Tue 2/Feb/10 10:04am

pinkmaggit wrote:The 7d is full frame, right?


No tis a cropper like the 20D.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby cauld on Tue 2/Feb/10 10:52am

pinkmaggit wrote:Also, the Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is out in April. Maybe you could save your pennies for that :satan:


I'm saving my pennies for a 2nd hand Mk I from an upgrader :satan:
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