A&P first bird pics with new canon 70-200 f/4 L

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  1. raptor_talon

    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    full shot
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    100% crop
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    Looks nice :eek3:

    I'm thinking about getting this lens
     
  3. raptor_talon

    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    don't think. Just do! Plus you're in the states - it's only approx $500 there. Here in the arctic - we pay about $800 of your dollars once everything is factored in :wtc:
     
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    weezerfan New Member

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    that bokeh is turning me on :wackit:
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    tell me about it, i've rubbed a couple out already :mamoru:
     
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    damn...thats sweet :cool:
     
  7. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    what camera did you pair up with the lens?

    300D?
    D70?
    etc...
     
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  8. raptor_talon

    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    canon 20D
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    D30, D60..... D70.
    makes sense :big grin:
     
  10. mojito

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    can you post more shots and the exif info. why was the background completely gray? a gray sky whould have had more detail or something in it. And the DOF is very very small for the F/4. You must have been right next to it. It also isn't tact sharp, what shutter speed?

    Its a nice shot, theres just something funky about it to me.
     
  11. MelloBoy

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    did you use sports mode or a high ISO?
    there seems to be alot of noise in the 100% crop
     
  12. raptor_talon

    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    I was shooting downward - the background is mixture of snow/road/slush.

    you're absolutely right, I was looking out my window he was about a meter and a half away - I'd say barely above minimum focusing distance. ISO - like an idiot I'd left it at 400 from the night before. I wish this camera had in viewfinder ISO.

    manual settings, 1/500 sec, f/4, ISO 400, 140mm, no flash

    and to be honest, i'm no expert yet.
     
  13. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    :rolleyes:
    You sir are a fucking moron! You can use that lens on quite a few different camera bodies...:gtfo:
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    here's where he was sitting this morning
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  15. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    Was it not a valid question?
     
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    cool, thanks for posting a wider pic. It make a little more sense now. Like I said it was a good pic, it just seemed like the background was a PS gradient with some gaussian blur, but its more realistic now.
     
  17. raptor_talon

    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    the D70 is a nikon.... but the numbering is very similar to some of Canon's older dSLRs the D30 and D60
     
  18. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    I understand that, but to ask which camera body you used is a valid question. You just posted the lens that you were using and not the camera itself, I was just curious about that as well.
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    you're absolutely right about the noise though - i should've shot at ISO 100.
    and I should've had more DOF
     
  20. raptor_talon

    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    we're just assholes :big grin: no harm intended.

    this particular lens will only fit canon mounts. In general camera manufacturers only make lenses to fit their own lines (canon, nikon, olympus, etc.). Now 3rd party lenses are available in different mounts like the Sigmas, Tamrons, Tokinas, etc.
     
  21. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    Thanks for clearing that up. I thought that Canon lenses could be used with Nikon cameras... My bad:wtc:
     
  22. mojito

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    small DOF is fine and can be a great tool, this was just one instance where having something more recognizable would have made it easier to see what was going on. Most bird shots are shot from below, no suprise there, so we're use to seeing branches and sky, so small DOF works very well there to isolate the subject.


    And in this case, looking at the zoomed out pic, I don't think you'd want much of that background in focus, its pretty ugly looking. So good job, keep playing with the lens.


    Try to find a used tripod collar. Tripods are you're friend, and if you don't use the collar, you'll run the risk of damaging the lens mount after a while
     
  23. MelloBoy

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    any post processing?
     
  24. raptor_talon

    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    levels, usm 50%-0.5-0
     
  25. Afterimage

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    The full shot looks really nice but the 100% crop looks very noisy. The blue and red noise almost look like moire.
     

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