Wonderful image Doug.
I get good results underexposing the DMR at ISO 400 but not so at ISO 800, but I am using C1. Have you had success underexposing at 800 and I wonder if using Flexcolor is the key? Rob?
A shot from the Green River Overlook from the trip to Moab. R9/DMR + 80mm @f/8 handheld. This was after we went to Mesa Arch where it was a bitter cold morning.
For just straight 800 and 1600 iso, Flexcolor seems to do the best jop if you play around with the noise reduction settings.
I just ran a test in my backyard with the DMR, shooting with the 1600iso setting and then shooting at the 400iso setting at the same aperture and shutter speed. This meant the 400iso shot was underexposed two stops. Using Flexcolor, I moved the exposure slider two stops on the 400mm shot.
It looks like the underexposed 400iso shot does not have any more noise than the 1600iso shot, but the under exposure seems to loose some fine detail and the pushing in post more of the highlights clip. If you look at the crop into the slide, you can see that the surface of it is more over exposed in the 400iso shot than the 1600iso shot.
These are my test shots. I used a tripod and the shutter speed was 1/8000th of a second, so any detail difference can't be camera shake.
Here is the 1600iso shot.
Here is the 400iso underexposed two stops and pushed two stops in Flexcolor.
Crops showing the better detail in the 1600iso shot versus 400iso
400iso 2 stop push:
400iso 2 stop push:
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Thanks for running the tests, Rob.
Rob, thanks for posting this. I will have to spend some time with Flexcolor.
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
R9/DMR + 35/2
This morning's photo:
R8/DMR, 280 f/4 APO, shoulder stock & monopod
sometimes 2 and a half year old grandkids are harder than wildlife
Had to use the 105-280 here!
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Nice kid; and a great shot. It shows off the subtle drawing of the lens
Nice shot Victor!
and you must get close to these critters Doug - real close...
I wish I knew what is was, but this lens, though not as sharp at 280 as the 280/4 has a special look that I like and others do too. I guess it is not worth speculating (but if anyone knows, please pipe in!)
Just sorry I waited 40 years for the lens
Doug: Wonderful! The translucent ears from the light, the grass in the mouth, and the expression looking to see if everything is safe, nicely done.
Victor: Nice capture. I like the spirit of this photo.
From the GetDPI Carmel Workshop. McWay falls is on the Pacific Coast Highway a few miles past Big Sur. I think I used the 35-70mm for this one.
From yesterday morning: the Acorn Woodpecker is best known for drilling holes (in trees, utility poles, barns, houses) for storing acorns but they have to do more mundane stuff too like drink water. This is an adult male who has dipped his bill into the pond (background) and is letting the water run down his throat.
Doug, wonderful image as always and I appreciate the information you add in addition to the images to help further my understanding of the subjects you compose and capture.
Polluted soil makes this spot abandoned to nature, amidst one of the most industrial areas of the world.
Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret
hello, this is my first post here on this forum -
I have also posted this on my blog today.
glad to be amoung dmr fans.. oops my jpg is too big.. sorry.
long island sound with dmr 90 AA
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Fantastic Paul. I remember seeing images of yours from St. Tropez, I believe, on another forum some time ago that were also from the DMR. Splendid and welcome!
Here is one I just shot using the 400mm f6.8. It was shot with the DMR and 400iso. I cropped into it a bit.
I was invited to watch a hockey game this evening. I shot this from our seats using the DMR and 180 APO Summicron and 1.4x extender.
Victor - that is a nice shot and btw ( as a 4 marker ) that boy is a golf natural - the way he has his right elbow tucked in and is perfectly balanced for a turn - beautiful to see a naturally correct swing/turn
had to lay on the ground for this,
get his head out of the trees. Low up is interesting, but tough when the players are 3' instead of 6'
also, when the game is boring (as it ALWAYS is) you are closer to a nap position!
on golf, well in a few years, but you are right, keep the elbows quiet (works for level baseball swing as well.)
My wife is coaching him. I am untrainable! :-)
DMR + 80 Lux & some CS3.
Such a sweet sweet lens. WOW!
Stuff that dreams are made of
Woody - I was tempted to buy yours as a backup, but realized I haven't slipped down the slope that far that I need backup lenses, well not yet anyway.
Marc - I have the 35/2 but I trust your judgement and opinion so I will have to look into the 35/1.4. What about the 50/1.4, does it also have the same look? What about the older 50/1.4 with E55 filter thread as compared to the latest version (E60)?
I've got the newer E60 50mm lux and its very nice. Actually I also have a new copy of the 50mm 'cron too and there are subtle differences but they both have the same sharpness in terms of fine detail. I have been trying to decide which of the 50's to keep for a while now.
The new 50/1.4 has a very nice, gentle character to it. It is still quite sharp wide open, but it is not biting in any way. The bokeh is nice as well. I find that it is a little more "modern" than either the 35/1.4 or 80/1.4, but it is still not reminiscent of the harshness that lenses like the 28/2, 50/1.4 ASPH or 90/2 APO ASPH can give you. Here are some samples.
I believe this was at or near wide open...if not totally wide open, then definitely wider than 2.8.
This is fully wide open (and misfocused, but the bokeh is so nice!)
Another, not quite wide open
Well, sorry they are all from the same basic place...I just forget what else I specifically took with it...
Thanks, Marc, Eric, and Stuart.
More from the DMR.
1 M8 with 12,21,28,50 and using Guy's 75 cron
1 D300 with 50, 18-200, 24-70
It all fit in the Domke J803!!!!! (OK small lie - the ginormous Nikon hoods are going in my other bag).
This morning at Alameda south shore beach:
R8/DMR, 560mm f/6.8, shoulder stock, monopod & UET-R extension tube.
This is a three image shift/stitch Pano from San Juan. I used the Leica 28m and shifted 10mm each way. The stitched file is over 6700 pixels wide.
Very cool, Rob. Here's another from Tuesday morning:
Doug - both are very nice but I like how the bird is framed by the curve of the waterline and the incoming wave in the second image. Very nice indeed.
Another one, a Green Heron:
R8/DMR, 560mm f/5.6 Telyt, shoulder stock & monopod.
Here is a quick one from the San Juan workshop:
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