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Some shots taken with 16-35

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by seany, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. seany

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    Ok well here are some shots taken with my new lens.

    When taken portraits indoors with tungsten lighting you have to watch out for colour temp, i forgot to alter it. But the 2.8 is a life saver in my opinion. Lens flare is something to watch out for and i could do with a polarizer.


    Still learning that you'll get out of the lens what you put in to it. Can't simply expect the lens to do all the work. Have to wait and find the right lighting right contrast ect, the time of day is very important.The lens hood will cast a shadow if used with the built in flash. Usm so silent you'd just never hear it.


    Some shots stand out more then others for colour, contrast, sharpness ect. But thats where and when and how i've taken them. But only today did i give it an hr's run out in town (the architectural shots), but can tell already how great this lens is.

    All in all i'm really happy.

    The great Ansal Adams said Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.

    If i'm going to get my twelve this lens will play some part
     

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    See shoot RAW! ;-)

    Look good to me, but i've been taking pictures for 20years and still haven't 1 significant photo!
     
  3. HMHB

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    Good photos there Sean, look forward to seeing some more.
     
  4. seany

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    Only reason why i'm not shooting Raw is becuse i've still not got a big enough Card:rolleyes: i know i know:blush:

    Thanks fellas
     
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    Hi Seany, Nice pictures. :smashin: I hope you don't work for Revlon and are trying to sneak in some advertising. :D

    ASH1
     
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    does wifey ever get bored of being photographed? :confused:


    nice lens cap


    i am however disturbed by the "for full on lashes" something your not telling us seany...... :rotfl:


    yeh shoot raw, then you dont have to worry about colour temp :D
     
  7. seany

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    I get pretty good results changing the colour shift on the 20D but i forgot to do that:rolleyes:

    I need a one gig card for sure though so i can start using raw. Nah Diane does not mind having her photo taken thankfully.


    That billborad is huge:laugh: the colour is great, was about 8 oclock so just going dark so 2.8 meant i could still capture it.

    Shot this one at iso 1600

    Great camera at hi iso's add that to the 2.8 and i'll be getting shots i otherwise would have missed out on. I know it's twice the price almost of the 17-40 but that extra stop is a god send
     

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    Nics pics seany - hard to believe that was ISO1600 at 8pm!
     
  9. seany

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    Actually if you check the file it says 7 but its was deff 8 and i've forgot to put the clock forward on the cam:rolleyes:

    Copy the photo to you pc and check the exif. actually both of the billboard shots were 1600, built up in town its surprisng how much the light can trick you. Always being round town i've learnt that the hard way!!
     
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    I wasn't doubting you seany - more commenting on what good performance the 20D and that lens give in low light/high ISO.
     
  11. seany

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    I'm sorry mate;)

    Yeah i'm it's a great combo and i''ll Put it to the test more and more, i dont regret spending the extra £440 for the extra stop. God knows what it will be like when i get a call for my two primes!!
     
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    Get a few of them Sean - you'll fill them in no time with an 8mp camera using Raw. I filled a 1gb card in about 10 minutes the other day just playing around with AI Servo focussing while watching the marathon. Continuous shooting mode is great for eating up card space :eek:

    Btw - keep posting up your pics
     
  13. seany

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    I need to sort my wep space out, they look so much better full res (well any photo does)

    I really should now invest in a good quality tripod and head. One thing i can say and i think this would be true of the 17-40 the lens hood casts its shadow if you use the built in flash, i'll have to take the hood off or buy jamies 580:laugh:
     
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    Warehouse express have some Manfrotto 055 tripods going cheap. Absolute bargain if you ask me.
    http://www.warehouseexpress.com/specials/slrp.html (scroll down the page)
     
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    Just messing about with light from the window... Focus is on sweeps mouth as i was so close.


    For a shot taken with light from a window on a very overcast manchester day i'm very pleased with it
     

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    Some cool pics there mate.... :smashin:

    Impressive at iso 1600 I must say...my 300D goes too grainey for me at 400 against a blue sky.. :thumbsdow

    Take your hood off...good grief man..wash your mouth with Cilit Bang and just stop that now.. :rotfl:

    I got the 550EX, wonderful kit, more like a particle beam weapon in the dark, but very subtile in light...it you get my drift?

    Don't skimp and get a 420.... get the 580.....

    Tell Diane you NEED one now.... :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  17. seany

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    God mate you need that hood outside its not a tele FLARE i tells ya.


    But i just took the hood of as there was no light source other then flash

    How sharp is this!! Colour and contrast is spot on!!



    Trust me mate, i'm keeping quiet round the house right now :rolleyes: I won't be getting a flash for a while :(
     

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    How close did you have to get for that ?
    PS which one is you ;)
     
  19. seany

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    The one above mate was taken at 35mm (about the range of ur cam at normal zoom) from a couple of feet away

    i'm neither i'm sue:laugh:
     
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    good grief seany - and I thought I had spent a frightening amount on my camera gear in the last year!

    I'm contemplating either the 17-40 or the 16-35, would be interested to hear how you find the size and weight of the 16-35...

    PS If you need to set yourself up with a decent online gallery, try the simpleviewer software. Its really easy to setup and has a very clean interface.

    Happy shooting!
     
  21. seany

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    I walked round town for an 1hr and 20 mins min's out of the bag the other day and the weight felt perfect. 24-70 i can tell you now would be just too heavy for many as a walk about lens.

    I might be going to york next month actually, you can try it out for the day if you like:)
     
  22. aliflack

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    shush! don't let my other half hear you say that - she knows how much they cost!!

    how come your heading over to sunny old york anyways??
     

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