A&P Some random shots of mine..

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Natron, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Natron

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    Decided to join offtopic. This is my first post.

    Here are just a few random shots of mine. All were taken with a Canon D30 digital SLR body.


    http://www.pbase.com/image/17616834/original.jpg
    http://www.pbase.com/image/17638516/large.jpg (you can get a larger version of this one by changing it to "original.jpg" at the end)
    http://www.pbase.com/image/17638523/large.jpg (same for this one)
    http://www.pbase.com/image/17638520/large.jpg (aaaaand this one)
    http://www.pbase.com/image/17423996/original.jpg
    http://www.pbase.com/image/17447086/original.jpg
    http://www.pbase.com/image/15870817/original.jpg

    Hope you like one or two.
     
  2. TypeSDragoon

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    what lens did you use for each shot? :)

    (all the EXIF data didn't come over with the pics)
     
  3. Natron

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    The photo in the bottom link was taken with my Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 I.S. lens. Every other photo was taken with my Canon 200mm f/2.8 L lens mounted to a Canon EF 1.4X extender (making it a 280mm f/4 (or, if you add the D30's 1.6X crop, ~450mm f/4)). I don't have the rest of the EXIF info handy, though.


     
  4. TypeSDragoon

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    the 28-135mm IS lens is the only lens i currently have for my 10D :)
    i still want to get the 70-200 IS f/2.8 with a 1.4x or 2x, but that'll have to wait about two more months :hs:

    :cool:
     
  5. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    VERY nice pics sir :bowdown:

    How much was that camera?
     
  6. TypeSDragoon

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    how much was it at the time, or how much is it now? :)

    the D30 was discontinued last year, the D60 came out which was over 2 grand and was discontinued several months ago, and now the 10D 6.3megapixel replaced it.

    the 10D costs less because things nowaday's are made better and cheaper. cheaper doesn't mean "less quality" , the 10D is made with the same frame as the D60 with only minor changes.
    the 10D is $1,500

    :)
     
  7. Natron

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    Yup. Exactly. The D30 was originally $3000 for just the camera body and I picked it up for $750 a few months ago. I may be selling it to pick up a 10D eventually but I'm not quite sure, yet.

     
  8. WiLL

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  9. TypeSDragoon

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    Depth of field

    the focus is on the subject in the middle, and anything beyond a certain point is out of focus depending on what aperture he used

    normally you only want a f/16 aperture for landscapes, ect...
    f/8 - f/11 for taking pics of cars at carshows

    and maybe a f/5.6 - f/8 for fast moving objects like the motorcycle, that way you can get a fast shutter speed

    the more aperture you go, the darker the image, so the shutter has to stay open longer in order to expose the picture correctly

    f/1 is a really big aperture, alot of light comes in very quickly resulting in faster shutter speeds, but you have VERY small depth of field

    f/8 is a smaller aperture, less light than f/1 resulting in slower shutter speeds, but you get alot more depth of field

    anything more than that is even less light but more depth of field, so on so forth

    :)
     
  10. NauticaX

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    The blurry background is not because of the DOF... it is because he is panning the shot. He is keeping focus on the biker while panning with his camera making everything still in a motion type of blur.
     
  11. TypeSDragoon

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    shutter speed and DOF

    if that pic was taken with a 1/4000 shutter speed with a high DOF, everything would look sharp, but then you don't get a sense of motion

    lower the DOF and use a somewhat quick shutter speed+panning to get a shot like that


    :)
     
  12. NauticaX

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    You would want a slower speed to get more of the panning... a quicker shutter speed will get you less panning and sharper image of everything. =)
     
  13. WiLL

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    very interesting info. thanks. :)
     
  14. Natron

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    In response to the above question: I was able to get that shot by using a (relatively) slower shutter speed. I believe the settings were something like ISO 400, aperture of f/5.6, and 1/500th of a second shutter speed. I kept focus on him and followed him in the viewfinder from a distance. I kept panning perfectly with him to keep him centered in the frame and, when he was close enough, I snapped a bunch of shots. You just have to pan *perfectly* with the subject so they aren't blurred but the background is. At the speed he was moving, 1/500th will blur everything but the cycle like that. It takes practice to get panning down but it can result in some fairly cool photos once you get it. Some guys are good enough to use shutter speeds of 1/60th or so so the entire background is just one tremendous blur. I'm not even remotely that good.
     
  15. WiLL

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    thats when photoshop comes in. :bigthumb:


    very cool pics, nonetheless. :cool:
     
  16. Mancini

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    Outstanding pics :bowdown:
     
  17. Woodmaster

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    how did u zoom so much into the chipmunk? I try to take pics all the time.... and wow is that clear..!!!!!!!
     

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