Arne - those are wonderful. I especially like #3 from Chablis, and the shot from Spain.
Sony A99, RX1, RX100
Thank you Mike, #3 from Chablis is my favourite too from this group. Having just printed it in A2+ size with the new Epson 7900 (stunning machine, btw), my first thought was what a splendid B&W camera the 5D2 is. Of course the 35 mm Zeiss lens might have something to do with it as well
Image made with the 5D Mk II and the 24mm 1.4 II at F/1.6 ISO 400 - love this lens!
and a 100% crop - not bad for F/1.6
I cant see the images. and I want to see them.
Now I want that lend too (oh hell what is one more)
Thanks, Mike. That shot was with a 1DsII and a 200 [email protected]/2. If memory serves, you were one of the first at FM years ago, who acquired the f/1.8 lens.
Another Shasta portrait...
Sony A99, RX1, RX100
That's beautiful, Mike!
A couple from Mono Lake taken about an hour apart.
These are pretty common mushrooms here in southcentral Alaska this time of year. Not sure what they are called.
Canon 40D with the 50mm macro lens.
It looks like Amanita muscaria. NOT a great choice sautéed with garlic and herbs. (Poisonous)
Nice to look at and photograph though.
FWIW I just received Roman Loranc's new book, Fractal Dreams (http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showth...fractal+dreams). In it, he has a very similar composition of Mt. Shasta with clouds taken from maybe 45 degrees further South-West around the base. See here, then scroll down to Mt. Shasta: http://www.romanloranc.com/alphabetized.html
This was taken with 1DsmkIII and 17mm TSE on a tripod. ALmost fully shifted. Cropped a bit on the top and resized.
Nice composition, but it looks as though you were angled down slightly as you have some keystoning? With a lens that wide, you probably want to be dead level and maybe even add a tiny -- like 1/2 a degree -- of up tilt for the light fixture.
Jack.. I could not find my bubble level so perhaps I was a bit off. I am close enough I can go back and do again
I know you're very close, and why I mentioned it For sure, on architecture with the 17 you want to be dead level. And if you have to fudge any direction, make it up instead of down -- most human brains accept slight convergence of parallel uprights at the top over divergence.
I use the level on my RRS ball head to make sure I am level with the TS-E 17 but is there any better way to know if you are pointed 100% perpendicular to the wall of the structure you are shooting without having to scrutinize the vertical line to see that they are perfectly vertical and parallel?
Also, have you shot this church interior with your P45+ back?
Congrats on the new 17 TS-E!! I am sure you are loving it just as much as I am.
Look forward to shooting the church interior with you next week.
Looks like Lloyd Chambers is going to be shooting with a rented one this weekend.
He likes to shoot at Stanford alot while testing lenses.
Wayne if you two are going on Monday let me know. I can go on Monday. I think it had it pretty level and then I moved the tripod down the aisle, which was not level. I did this to get a better composition. Yes i did shoot with my old Hassy H2 Leaf back. I should bring my hassy with 1.5HTS and 28mm for a comparison. I was in a bit of a hurry because i ran over during lunch break and had to get back for meeting
I use the level on my Arca Cube and find it to be true with the my camera. However, I think a good level in the hot shoe is better for some camera/head combos since it eliminates any bracket issues if they're not square. Also, a grid screen is huge help as you can more readily see (scrutinize) when parallels are not and/or when you have imparted any yaw -- and I think it is beneficial to scrutinize an architectural shot, especially with a super wide like the 17.
When you and Mark shoot next week, do me a favor -- shoot with your dead-square set up, then angle the camera up very slightly and take a second shot that now should have some slight convergence of the columns. By very slightly, I mean angle the camera up a half to one degree with the 17, no more. (And here I am distinguishing camera angle tilt from lens tilt -- but you may want to add some upward lens tilt too in an effort to help pull focus for that lighting fixture.) Get back to us and let us know which appears most natural; the square or the slight upward tilt ().
I have not shot the inside of the Stanford church with my P45+ yet and I just got the 28 lens for it --- maybe I should meet you guys there next week too and give it a try?
Amanita muscaria, fly agaric or fly Amanita. It is a very powerful hallucinogenic associated with Siberian shamanistic rituals.
That would be great if you could join us. I would really like to see how much detail the P45+ pulls in with the 28mm, should be incredible.
Are you available this Monday, Labor Day?
I will send a PM with my cell contact info.
I will try the slight upward tilt shot to see if it looks natural still.
I am available anytime on Monday so let me know when is a convenient time for you. Also, is the church open that day?
I have the H3DII-31 and i have the 28mm and 1.5HTS. I am not sure when the church is open but it commonly is on weekends
I've come full circle back to Canon. Sold my 5D 3 yrs ago, went with the Leica M8 for the next 3 yrs, recently been playing around with m43 cameras (still have and like my G1) and now have the Canon 5D MK2. Hopefully this one will stick awhile longer. I have to rebuild my Canon lens collection and right now have the 24-105 kit lens, my old 50 1.4, 100 2.8 macro, and 20 2.8 lenses. I'll probably get rid of the 20 and think about a wide alternative first - suggestions would be appreciated for landscape work.
Shooting raw and processing in LR 2.4 with the new 5D MK2 and still feeling my way back into DSLR land. I find that I need to be much more aware of DOF than with the M8 and smaller formats, but will hopefully get back into the swing soon. My early images with the 24-105 are not as crisp as I'd like, but need to establish a new shooting and processing workflow before blaming the lens for my problems. Here is an image from an afternoon walk at the waterfront today to check out the 5D MK2 with 24-105 and the latest antics of the wannabe Ithaca sailors. The bow lady is asleep at the wheel in boat #1 and in boat #2 Captain Goodwrench isn't wearing his lifevest.
1DsIII & 4/70-200.
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This was fortuitous. I had the 5D2 set up on a tripod to shoot this scene and the two ladies walked into my shot snapping away.
Carl, nice images, the last one amusing (the decisive moment, I guess ). Welcome to the Canon forum, btw! I remember well your excellent images with the G1, it seemed you had got got the sharpest kit-lens ever for that camera
Looking forward to what you'll make of the 5D2...
Some recent shots. first with the 5D2, last two with 1DsIII.
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It will have to wait some time though, I don't think the ZE version is shipped yet.
Then there might be other great Zeiss lenses as well but I'm not very familiar with the Zeiss stuff, especially not in the wide end.
EDIT: Maybe it is a good idea to start a separate thread for WA and SWA discussions.
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Nah, I leave that for Carl - I'm too shy and I guess Carl knows what he wants to discuss.
Meanwhile, here is an Olympus Zuiko OM24/2.8 image:
I don't do a lot of landscapes at all, this is one rare landscape of mine posted at another forum in a C&C thread trying to learn things.
Fun stuff everyone!
My youngest son... building up some major bacterial immunity (my mom always said that a little dirt goes a long, long way )
Canon 5DII with 85mm at f/2.2
Canon 5DII with 24-70mm @ 40mm f/5.6 for 1/2 sec exposure with flash
Canon 5DII with 50mm @ f/7
Canon 5DII with 50mm @ f/1.2
Canon 5DII with 24-70mm @ 20mm f/8 with strong fill from reflector.
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That is lovely!
hmmm convert my 5DII or pick up another body.
How many Canons on a pirate ship?
Thanks you Bob. I liked this image so much I'm currently using it as my blog header.
I waffled for years before I finally took the leap and got a camera converted. The only regret I have is I didn't do it sooner. Who knows, I just might do a Phase back next...
Good stuff posted here lately.
Don, that IR image is a stunner! (Now, can I get my M8 easily converted I wonder...)
Below some recent coastal landscape shots with the 5D2.
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