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#16 FOCA

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

Taken with 400D and 18-55 IS or EF 50mm prime (can't remember which, it was all the non-telephoto lenses i had at the  time (2007-) ) AV mode - High iso (but not too high to introduce grain, i think i used to run the 400D upto 1600) because of the low light, (it was VERY dark) & long exposure (i experemented with the exposure length to get the light lrails) no tripod/ braced against a lamp post - i stopped it down a little to get the depth-of-field and get it into the lenses' sweet spot but not TOO much to reduce the light - i don't think the 400Ds AF would have worked in this light (so MF) -

 

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I tested a load of lenses (including a Canon 70-300 IS-USM and a Sigma 400mm prime) And varius cameras - (40D 500D, 5dmk2) to see which combination took the best photo of the moon - i tried different apertures/ exposures and settings (long exposure nr on/off etc etc) with a heavy pro manfrotto tripod - surprisingly, it was not possible to tell the difference between the 10mp 40D and the 15mp 500D (in fact the 40D seemed slightly sharper - might be the micro-lenses on the sensor that the 500D does not have, again the 21mp 5dmk2 is full-frame, and the 1.6x crop of the 40d otperformed it in the image centre- the 70-300, cropped& stopped down, was a bit sharper than the 400mm Sigma prime) -

 

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:21 PM

Here's a few of mine, am posting from my phone, please let me know if these don't come out at full quality!! I'll try and sort it if they don't!

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:59 PM

One day it was as if the sky was on fire, or iwas on an alien planet -

 

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This one was taken with an 18-55 is (ive got specalised macro lenses, but they were at home(of course!)) - i stuck it at 55mm,(88mm equivelant at 1.6x crop) set it at the minimum focussing distance and focussed it by moving the camera backwards & forwards, even at f8 the depth of field is very shallow (wings in focus but rest out-of-focus) - i dont like using a smaller aperture than f8 as the diffraction distortion rises  -  

 

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I love macro stuff and i would like to have huge- poster sized prints of tiny things all over my walls (if i was allowed :( )

 

 

 



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:01 PM

Ah I love my 1.4 50mm prime... Need to get that back out again!! It's great for things like wildlife!!

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:03 PM

Anyone else here using a micro 4/3rd system that could recommend a reasonably priced lens?

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

Anyone else here using a micro 4/3rd system that could recommend a reasonably priced lens?

I use the EOS system -

 

"resonably priced" means different things to different people, especially when it comes to photography  

 

It is possible to get a 4/3rd to micro 4/3rds adaptor that allows you to use 4/3rds lenses (potentially a larger choice of lenses) on your camera body -  if you purchase 4/3rd lenses you can always upgrade to a 4/3rds body in the future

 

http://www.tmart.com...CFfQetAodPEkAng

 

Did your camera come with a kit lens/ or no lens at all? if you don't have a lens, a good place to start is the 14-42mm "kit" lens,

 

if you already have the 14-42mm kit lens (your question was a bit vague) and are looking for a telephoto zoom to compiment it, the 45-150mm is a good choice (from about £150)-

 

http://www.google.co...ved=0CHYQ8wIwAA

 

You can buy an adaptor for old, manual focus lenses (this one is for a c-mount) -

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...-/140861669153?

 

Lieca m39 adaptor -

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_5133wt_1170

 

m42 adaptor -

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3cc8fd6775

 

then fit an old manual focus lens (originally made for film cameras- this is a pentax 110 one) -

 

pt=UK_Photography_CameraLenses_Lens_caps_hoods_adaptors_ET&hash=item20cc027f21#ht_4708wt_1170

http://www.ebay.co.u...2d#ht_896wt_904



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:41 PM

done loads of shoot and hope its good shots heres my favourite so far anyway DSCF1096_zps4974b817.jpg



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:01 PM

I use the EOS system -

 

"resonably priced" means different things to different people, especially when it comes to photography  

 

Thanks, i have looked at the lens adapters before but could never find any aftermarket ones, only the heavily priced Panasonic ones, have 2 lenses, a 14-42 and 45-200, i keep looking at the olympus lenses but they are supposedly horrible with the stability switched on with the Lumix bodies, and i don't carry a tripod, and shoot from the hip, i may well have a look at the adapters if i can find some happy priced lenses.

 

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

Thanks, i have looked at the lens adapters before but could never find any aftermarket ones, only the heavily priced Panasonic ones, have 2 lenses, a 14-42 and 45-200, i keep looking at the olympus lenses but they are supposedly horrible with the stability switched on with the Lumix bodies, and i don't carry a tripod, and shoot from the hip, i may well have a look at the adapters if i can find some happy priced lenses.

 

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The 14-42 and 45-200mm should be enough for most situations you will encounter, what is the problem with them?  is the 45-200 image stabilised?  is there a specialised application you wish to use your camera for (eg - birds on the wing etc)

 

Using the cheap adaptors allows you to use old, manual focus lenses, they will only work in "simple" modes (eg - AV or M) and you have to set the aperture manually, they are liable to be more difficult to use/ set up than your present lenses and may be difficult to get even as good results, BUT can be useful for "fast" prime lenses (there are plenty cheap f2 50mm-ish m42 lenses on ebay)  

 

And remember never shoot straight into the sun  :lol: -

The Black Isle looking over the Moray Firth (you can see why its called the black isle(its not actually an island))(1200x800) 

 

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