nah...just kidding.. :p
The 85mm is a great lens though I think mine is back focusing...I might send it off to canon once I buy it properly(still need to pay the seller)....
might be the body too. I thought a couple of my lenses were back focussing, once I switched bodies, all those problems went away!
That cat is adorable!!!!
I took these this morning while I was volunteering my photographic services for a park beautification project. I wish I could have devoted more time--or any time-- to my own shooting.
That's a wonderful shot faisal. That cat's pose/expression is fantastic.
Have I mentioned that I like this lens? ;)
Sigma 105, f/5.6...
michael...Thanks michael......could you do me a favour and take two exact same flower shots, one shot with your 5D and another with the 40D with the same DOF just for me to see the exact aperture you use...it would give me an idea how to achieve the type of shots you take....btw....lovely shot again...I need to take a few flower shots myself, lets see if I manage anything tomorrow...
ObiJuan...my cats a total drama queen... ;)
I like that flower shots...the colours have come out quite nice....
Here a shot I took a second later of my cat but edited differently to make a guy on the local forum happy as he did not like the way the previous shot looked i.e dull and not white...
85mm, 1/125, f2.8, ISO 100
Thanks faisal and michaelb.
faisal, you're right, the flowers were overexposed :( Anyway, I went back today with my tripod and found the attached ... very pretty!
nice skyline shot there nism....is the background pp'd or did you capture it completely black??
Superangel...nice and sharp flower shot...though instead of framing it in the middle, I think the picture would look better if the flower was framed following the Rule of third......
C&C welcome on the post processing applied...
85mm, 1/100, f2.5, ISO 200
Note: Exposure might be a bit off as I'm still using my netbook to edit!!!
Here is an example of the DOF differences though that I did a while back...
5D, 105mm f/2.8.......vs.......40D, 60mm f/2.8...
I keep thinking about the Sigma 50 1.4, despite the focusing concerns. I'm not fond of the Canon's bokeh under f/2.8, but it is quite sharp....
50 f/1.4 @ f/2....
ISO 12800 on the 50D isn't all that bad really.
1/60 F1.4 ISO 12800
1/40 F1.4 ISO 12800
1/60 F1.4 ISO 12800
Michael, I'd prefer to see the same lens used, just the camera moved to approximate the same FOV.
The FF camera will have smaller DOF since it would be closer to the subject, this making bokeh much better.
Don't put your tripod here!
Sigma 50-150@150mm, f8, 1/25th, iso200, tripod.
I was out shooting at a local creek with an old bridge over it, when I nearly setup on this poor little guy. Looks like he came out on the losing end of whatever scrap he got into!
Awww...The dog looks in terrible condition!!!!
Thanks for the pictures micheal....
I like the second and third picture Nick...the banding in the first looks odd...
22mm, 1/30, f4.5, ISO 100
This one really wasnt meant to have good composition. It was my first shot playing with my newly acquired toy :)
An NSFW poppy:
That's pretty nasty Gary.
Brilliant colors Adam.
Interesting perspective faisal.
A couple more macro shots, this time of water droplets falling into an overflowing glass. This took hundreds of shots to get right, very much trial and error, but I really love this Sigma's macro abilities. Viewed at 100% the detail and light in the drops is incredible.
This might be my last post for a while, but I just wanted to say thanks to everyone. You've all been really helpful and encouraging, even though I'm a newbie and still have a lot to learn. Thanks again!
I'd like some exifs to those droplet shots :(
200 f/2.8, f/3.5...
Sorry Csae, I forgot to preserve the EXIF data when I resized them.
They were shot at around 70mm focal length at 1/200th second, f/4, ISO100. I used the flash and compensated by around +2/3 or +1. Finally, it needed manual focusing about 1cm about the surface and a lot of patience!
I used a setup quite like this: http://www.slrphotographyguide.com/m...aterdrop.shtml However, I didn't have a fish tank, so my lens got suitably sprinkled with water :(
That's a cool one, Michael.
One from me after a long time:)
400D, Sigma 150 Macro, 1/160, f/8, ISO 400, Hand Held
viky...nice hand held shot....how does the 150 compare to the 18-200 in handling???
Superangel...nice droplets...I can never do those myself!!!
Michael...I didn't notice the bird initially when I saw it and I thought it was just a grass shot...nice!!!
Adam....isn't poppy the source of some drugs...or am I mistaken??
Something I was working on today...having a bit of fun with filters...
The lion of my house!!! ;)
50mm, 1/100, f4, ISO 100
Tim--nice lines, very sensuous and a nice contrast to the fly
Faisal--the opium poppy is the source of opium (and thus morphine and heroin), but there are many many ornamental varieties in lots of colors. Opium poppies have white flowers.
One more pano for Faisal :D
I didn't know that--I've only seen white ones.Quote:
Opium poppy has a wide variety of flower colors, including white
Adam...thanks for the information...
FLiPMaRC....Hmm..I never thought of that angle for a panorama....nice composition...only issue is the water (different exposures??)....also try getting some colour out of those trees on the right, seem a little dull compared to the ones on the left....
Have you tried using a CPL??? If not, then try it...brings out the blueness in the picture which is great for panoramas though it does make stitching a pain in the a$$....
Shots of the Flowers me and my sister got for my Mom today...it was her b'day!!!
Crappy shots but great flowers!!! :)
50mm, 1/100, f6.3, ISO 200
18mm, 1/40, f6.3, ISO 200