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  1. #1
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    The Real World... (10 pics 56k warning)

    ..with the newly calibrated/rebuilt equipment. Kyle shots all with 50mm f/1.4 and mostly 2nd focus point down in portrait orientation. Robin shots with Bigma, middle FP and bottom FP. I make note of the focus points used because as most of us know, any other than the center is considered weaker and less accurate.



















    Ouch.

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    I can't help it... sorry, it's an OC thing...

    The first five shots are for the birds.

    the shots Look good, and we always like it when Kyle makes an appearance, but keep an eye on that histogram in bright sunlight. You have plenty of light to work with so don't be afraid to back off the exposure a bit.
    Last edited by D70FAN; 04-26-2006 at 02:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    I can't help it... the first five are for the birds.

    Looks good, but keep an eye on that histogram in bright sunlight. You have plenty of light to work with so don't be afraid to back off the exposure a bit.
    Yeah I have to admit I was getting lazy with my exposures today. I was more concerned with "ok can this damn thing focus now?"

    I have to say I think it's alright in the AF department..at least as much as an XT can be.
    Ouch.

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    Yup. Glad it's working for you. Focus issues can be a pisser.

    Focus looks fine. Which lens? Since the exif is missing we are flying blind out here.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    Yup. Glad it's working for you. focus issues can be a pisser.

    Focus looks fine. Which lens? Since the exif is missing we are flying blind out here.
    Sorry 'bout that. I used Bigma @500mm f/8 ISO400 for the Robins and the 50 for Kyle. Obviously didn't shoot the 50 wide open...XT only goes to 1/4000th Mostly hovered around f/2.8 ISO100. Plenty of DOF but before the repair it wouldn't even focus at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdi-buy.com
    Sorry 'bout that. I used Bigma @500mm f/8 ISO400 for the Robins and the 50 for Kyle. Obviously didn't shoot the 50 wide open...XT only goes to 1/4000th Mostly hovered around f/2.8 ISO100. Plenty of DOF but before the repair it wouldn't even focus at that.
    That lens (Bigma) always impresses the heck out of me. No matter what camera you hang on it...

    ... it works.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    That lens (Bigma) always impresses the heck out of me. No matter what camera you hang on it...

    ... it works.

    Yeah it's quite nice...but I'm yet again considering selling it after my trip to Disney. I just dont use the thing anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdi-buy.com
    Yeah it's quite nice...but I'm yet again considering selling it after my trip to Disney. I just dont use the thing anymore.
    Yeah, lack of use is why I sold the Sigma 70-300 APO. I'm still considering the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8, but need the Tokina 12-24 first.

    So many lenses, so little money.

    Anyway, I'm real glad to see that the 350D is back up to snuff.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    Yeah, lack of use is why I sold the Sigma 70-300 APO. I'm still considering the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8, but need the Tokina 12-24 first.

    So many lenses, so little money.

    Anyway, I'm real glad to see that the 350D is back up to snuff.
    Damn shame too. My copy is nice and sharp throughout all ranges of FLs fstops. Hate to see it go. I'm gonna try and use it at Sea World and get the dolphin grabbing a fish in those popular tricks if my timing is good. Who knows....might not be able to get rid of it if I'm successful with it. lol.

    I'm glad it's up to par too. I knew pretty much early on there was a problem...but I couldn't really rule out user error to a certain degree either since I was still a newbie at it all. After shooting with it for 10 months, I knew there had to be something other than me going wrong...so I had more confidence in sending it in. For all I know, if I had sent it all in 6 months ago Canon might have told me, in not so many words, that I'm a newbie and there's nothing wrong with the gear so keep practicing, son. heh.
    Last edited by cdifoto; 04-26-2006 at 03:15 PM.
    Ouch.

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    you have anything in mind to replace the bigma with? i wonder if the 2x TC really does suck @ss as much as people are saying. otherwise 1.4x & 2x tc on 70-200 might be worth a try, eh? it's also pretty cheap with the tamron sp versions...
    Last edited by ReF; 04-26-2006 at 05:36 PM.
    canon 17-40 L, 70-200 f2.8 L, 400 f5.6 L, 50 f1.4 & f1.8, 1.4x TC, sigma 15 f2.8 fisheye, flash 500 DG Super, kenko extension tubes

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