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    from a band shoot I did a few days ago with 5DmkII, 1600 iso, 70-200 2.8 IS

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    Great shots, Greg. Much better (actually perfect) merge of the foreground water than in the first image posted (on the Nikon forum) I suppose it is related to the (much) longer exposure. Which camera did you use for these images?

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    Great shots, Greg. Much better (actually perfect) merge of the foreground water than in the first image posted (on the Nikon forum) I suppose it is related to the (much) longer exposure. Which camera did you use for these images?
    Thanks! I think you're probably right about the water since the longer exposure smooths things out. It also helps that there was a lot less boat traffic at night than during the day which contributed to the differences in the day shot.

    I shot this on a Canon T1i (500D). I would have preferred to use the Nikon but they turn off the 2 second self timer after each shot and with the gigapan setup you definitely need those 2 seconds to let things settle on long exposure shots. I also learned during this shoot that using a lens hood makes for a nice sail and shifts the camera all over the place. Needless to say I took it off for these two that I posted.

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    Thanks! I think you're probably right about the water since the longer exposure smooths things out. It also helps that there was a lot less boat traffic at night than during the day which contributed to the differences in the day shot.

    I shot this on a Canon T1i (500D). I would have preferred to use the Nikon but they turn off the 2 second self timer after each shot and with the gigapan setup you definitely need those 2 seconds to let things settle on long exposure shots. I also learned during this shoot that using a lens hood makes for a nice sail and shifts the camera all over the place. Needless to say I took it off for these two that I posted.

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    I have no experience with either of those cameras, but why would you prefer the Nikon to the Canon 500D? The MLU function was used on the 500D for these shots I assume?

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    I have no experience with either of those cameras, but why would you prefer the Nikon to the Canon 500D? The MLU function was used on the 500D for these shots I assume?
    Yes, mirror lockup - actually shot out of live view mode which automatically locks up the mirror due to the electronic first curtain on the Canon. The Nikon has a psuedo mirror lockup mode where it flips up the mirror, delays 1 second and then shoots but the 1 second time isn't always enough to let things settle.

    Between the two for general use I prefer the Nikon for a couple of reasons. The Nikon has a quieter shutter in general as well as delayed shutter mode like the Leica M8.2 so it's pretty quite. For me the Nikon autofocus system is far better (i.e. I get substantially more well focused shots with it). The articulated screen is kinda fun and handy as well. Overall the Nikon is also built better in that it feels much more solid - the Canon feels more hollow and uses cheaper plastics. The Nikon is a camera that I want to use when I pick it up as it feels just right to me.

    On the other hand for tripod shooting the Canons are more well thought out due to the way live view works especially on the 5D Mk II where it pretty much stays in live view mode for every shot without all the mirror flapping up and down on the Nikons. The 500D is sorta half way in between but still better than the D5000 in live view operation. The Canons also simulate the exposure on the back screen when you adjust settings which makes them really nice to use in live view mode.

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    Nice, but it kind of has the Canon "plasticy" or "waxy" look.

    Sorry. (jk)

    Nice conversion, Bob.

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    Dale,
    I know what you mean, but he WAS plastic or maybe painted plaster LOL
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    Just kidding, to help support those who beat us Canon users down. All in fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Allyn View Post
    Just kidding, to help support those who beat us Canon users down. All in fun.
    The 5d2 seems like not a bad camera after all.
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    The 5d2 seems like not a bad camera after all.
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    Except for the-not-100% viewfinder I'm quite happy with the 5D2.
    Here are a few shots.
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    How about some long lens sports stuff??

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    ...or a Texas sized BBQ done Argentine-style?? (My apologies to the vegetarians among the group.)

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    LJ - the polo shot looks great. When you say long lens, what do you consider long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    LJ - the polo shot looks great. When you say long lens, what do you consider long?

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    Terry,
    The polo shot was taken with a 400mm f2.8L IS. I would like to work with the 600mm f4L IS for some of this, but I manage to get pretty decent results on the 1.3x crop of the 1DMkII (520mm) and adding a 1.4x telextender at times to get a 730mm f4, give or take a few mm I like to shoot pretty wide open to get the isolation, and the 400/2.8L IS is perfect for this kind of work.....but it is a beast to tote around

    A polo field is 300m long by 150m wide, or approximately the size of 9 football fields, so the area to cover is quite large, and those horses get moving at 30-35mph in full gallop when running down a shot. I usually shoot with the 400 on one body, a 70-200 on another, and a 24-70 on a third body so that I can get action far and near. (I sort of chuckle when I read about folks complaining about a heavy camera bag....try lugging three 1-series bodies with that glass plus batteries, monopod and flash for the awards stuff after a match in the 90 degree temps down here in Houston!)

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    P.S. The Asado type BBQ is a near ritual among the Argentine polo players and their grooms, meaning 2-3 of these per week after a big match. Lots of protein for sure.
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    Dynamic, wonderful polo shot. I suppose you need all the speed you can get, not 5D territory.

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    Dynamic, wonderful polo shot. I suppose you need all the speed you can get, not 5D territory.
    Thanks, Arne. I have never tried to shoot this sort of stuff with a 5D. There is a pretty high demand on AF speed for starters, and the 1-series bodies seem to have more than a bit of an edge over the 5D/5DII. Then there is the shutter lag....never an issue with the 1-series, and maybe not now with the 5DII, but was a problem with the 5D for some shooters. Lastly, there is a the fps speed, and although I rarely fire more than a burst of 2-3 frames, the time between frames is what matters. So when folks say 4-5fps is plenty fast, I disagree, since it is not about shooting 4-5 frames in one second but shooting 2 frames in 1/6 of second that matters more. Finally, the lens speed really makes a difference also. To feed the fast AF of the camera, you need f2.8 glass for the most part on this sort of shooting. I even have a Sigma 120-300 f2.8, but it's AF is just not fast enough for keeping up with my shooting. Sometimes speed does matter ;-)

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    This one is a bit of a "cheat". Shot with a 1DsMkII, but with a Sigma 120-300 f2.8 lens at 300mm, plus a bit of post work to dress things up ;-)

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    Or maybe something a bit more "up close and personal" with one of the natives? ;-)

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    My biggest beefs about the 5D2 are:
    1) rotating mode switch needs a lock other than the strip of gaffer's tape I am now using
    2) lens caps are terrible since they are edge pinch. Can't get them on or off with hoods on unless you have very thin fingers. I am using Nikon center pinch caps instead.

    As for the viewfinder, 98% is fine for me, I often am grateful for the bit at the edges for straightening.
    If you want to complain about shutter lag, then have a MF back and a cambo or Phamiya as your "other" camera, or even an M8, it is not bad at all, but having owned a D3 for a short while, I understand what you are talking about.
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    Bob, I'm surprised at your complaint about the rotating mode wheel. Mine is rather stiff and snaps decisively into position, I don't think I've ever accidentally moved it. Perhaps yours can be repaired/thightened?

    As for the viewfinder I guess it is much a question of habit. Having used exclusively cameras with 100% coverage (1Ds, D3) lately, it's a bit upsetting not knowing precisely where the image begins or ends.

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    O.K., here is my last one from the folders for a while. I like to think of this one as a "Norman Rockwell-esque" rendering of life ;-)

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    Must be a standard pose for these guys. Here is one I took several years back:
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    Jack,
    I think they confuse "say cheese" with "mealtime" ;-) Actually, it turns out to be a way for them to cool down when they start to overheat from too much sunning.

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    Here are some less sinister shots
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJL View Post
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    I think they confuse "say cheese" with "mealtime" ;-) Actually, it turns out to be a way for them to cool down when they start to overheat from too much sunning.

    LJ
    Interesting... Looks like a cocked trap
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    Kids these days....

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    Yes, tats are the rage for some!

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    Here is a shot i took with the 1DsmkIII handheld with the 100mm macro and two studio monolights


    Jack you should have gotten a bit closer to the gator and get some dental macros...

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    Gorgeous Mark!
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    A couple from the Dumbo area.

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    John, Nice use of the 50 f1.0!

    Manatee, Love the bottom bridge image!

    guys!
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    Thanks, Jack!

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    From "Dublin Nights"



    9 exposure HDR with 5D, 35L. Only available light at 5am with a storm coming in.

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    from the Mets game few weeks ago

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    Storm Over the Hill, 5D, Leica APO 180/3.4,
    This is the kinds of landscape I got the APO for.

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    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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    As usual a mix of recent images, the only common denominator; they are all taken with the Zeiss ZF 2/35mm and 5DII.
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    Next batch, taken with 90 TSE, 1,4/24L II, Nikkor 14-24, 1,2/58 FL.
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    It rained yesterday so had a bit of fun in the garden with 1Ds MkIII and EF 100 macro.

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    Great shots guys.

    Francois, I especially like the shot of Punta Cana, but you might try running PTLens for the distortion corrections. He has the calibration for your lens at all focals, I pulled it into CS and ran them on your jpeg and it improved the appearance quite a bit IMO
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