Home News Buyers Guide About Advertising
 
 
 
   
Page 42 of 723 FirstFirst ... 3240414243445292142542 ... LastLast
Results 411 to 420 of 7230
  1. #411
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Amherst, MA
    Posts
    3,249
    Quote Originally Posted by JTL View Post
    Thanks Michael!

    How do I find the gap? 2mm!!!!

    Actually the gap represents 10% at that focal length, so it is significant, but if I'm missing something as a result of it, I guess I don't realize it from a practical shooting stand point. I thought a long time about getting the 17-55mm IS but did not want another EF-S lens. I'm going full-frame this spring and the 24-105mm is really designed as a full-frame "walk-around" lens. It's really not wide enough to be a true "walk-around" lens on an APS-C camera...thus the need for the 10-22mm. So, once I buy the 5D replacement, the next lens is probably the 16-35 and after that the 100-400 (hopefully Canon upgrades this lens soon with the newer IS...and kills off the push/pull design).

    The Sigma 18-200 will stay on the XT as my back up and the 10-22 goes on E-Bay...

    Thanks Drama!
    I guess its not the gap that bothers me, its starting at 24mm. I used to have a 28-105 and found that this was never wide enough to take just one lens. I have been shooting at longer FL's lately though and perhaps 24mm will be just wide enough. When I think I will need wider I could always bring along the 10-22. I really want a quality lens with IS though.

    Have you been happy with the 24-105 overall? How would you rate the bokeh?

    The other reason I am thinking of the 24-105 over the 17-55 is that even though I just got the 40D, I too have the 5D itch!!!

    The 24-105 on the 5D would be like a 15mm-65mm on a crop sensor, which would be a perfect range. Add the 85mm f/1.8, the 700-200 f/4 IS and the 100mm macro and I would be in photographic Nirvana!!!
    Last edited by michaelb; 11-08-2007 at 02:13 PM.
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

  2. #412
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    4,498
    Quote Originally Posted by michaelb View Post
    I guess its not the gap that bothers me, its starting at 24mm. I used to have a 28-105 and found that this was never wide enough to take just one lens. I have been shooting at longer FL's lately though and perhaps 24mm will be just wide enough. When I think I will need wider I could always bring along the 10-22. I really want a quality lens with IS though.

    Have you been happy with the 24-105 overall? How would you rate the bokeh?

    The other reason I am thinking of the 24-105 over the 17-55 is that even though I just got the 40D, I too have the 5D itch!!!

    The 24-105 on the 5D would be like a 15mm-65mm on a crop sensor, which would be a perfect range. Add the 85mm f/1.8, the 700-200 f/4 IS and the 100mm macro and I would be in photographic Nirvana!!!
    On an APS-C camera, for me, 24mm (approx. 38mm FF equiv.) is definitely not wide enough. I had the 24-105 for about 15 minutes before I ordered the 10-22mm (approx. 16-35mm FF equiv.). The combo is great together.

    I'm liking the 24-105 a lot. My copy is wicked sharp...even at 105mm at f/5.6. Color and contrast are amazing. It virtually eliminates the need for post-processing. Most of my China shots were taken with it and it performed great in the field. At f/4 and f/5.6, the bokeh is fine but not spectacular. At smaller apertures, to be honest, the bokeh is not that great...even a little strange looking sometimes. Also, at large apertures when the background objects are fairly close to the subject being isolated, the bokeh is not that "smooth" and a little "nervous" looking, but is completely acceptable (IMO). But it's not winning any bokeh awards, that's for sure (keep that 85mm f/1.8 handy!).

    For example:



    Exposure Time = 1/250"
    F Number = F5.6
    Exposure Program = Aperture priority
    ISO Speed Ratings = 100
    Exposure Bias Value = 0EV
    Metering Mode = Average
    Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Focal Length = 105mm

    But you really can't beat the image quality and the utility for the price. Given the opportunity to go back in time, I'd definitely buy it again.
    Last edited by JTL; 11-08-2007 at 04:24 PM.
    Some Gear: Nikon D700; Nikkor AF-S 50 f/1.4 G; Nikkor AF-S 24-85 3.f/5-4.5 G ED; Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 VC; Nikon SB-800; Velbon Maxi-F; Canon Pixma Pro 9000; Canon S3IS, Canon SD500; Epson 4990; Epson P5000; Wacom Intuos 3

    Main Software: Capture NX2; Adobe PhotoShop CS2; Corel Paintshop Pro X2 Ultimate

    Sold: Canon XT/350D, EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, Sigma 18-200 OS; Canon ET EF 25II; Kenko Pro 300 DG, Canon 430EX, Canon BG-E3.

  3. #413
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Amherst, MA
    Posts
    3,249
    Quote Originally Posted by JTL View Post
    On an APS-C camera, for me, 24mm (approx. 38mm FF equiv.) is definitely not wide enough. I had the 24-105 for about 15 minutes before I ordered the 10-22mm (approx. 16-35mm FF equiv.). The combo is great together.

    I'm liking the 24-105 a lot. My copy is wicked sharp...even at 105mm at f/5.6. Color and contrast are amazing. It virtually eliminates the need for post-processing. Most of my China shots were taken with it and it performed great in the field. At f/4 and f/5.6, the bokeh is fine but not spectacular. At smaller apertures, to be honest, the bokeh is not that great...even a little strange looking sometimes. Also, at large apertures when the background objects are fairly close to the subject being isolated, the bokeh is not that "smooth" and a little "nervous" looking, but is completely acceptable (IMO). But it's not winning any bokeh awards, that's for sure (keep that 85mm f/1.8 handy!).


    But you really can't beat the image quality and the utility for the price. Given the opportunity to go back in time, I'd definitely buy it again.
    Thanks for the info JTL. i've heard about the "bokeh issue" with the 24-105, but your example isn't so bad. Ideally, I should rent a 24-105 and a 17-55 and compare them. I like my 17-70, but I really want IS. Lots of thinking to do. Thanks.
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

  4. #414
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Amherst, MA
    Posts
    3,249
    Oh, and here is an actual photo for the "Picture of the Day" thread....
    (Still loving the 60mm macro)....f/3.5....


    First frost....
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

  5. #415
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    God's Country - Australia
    Posts
    10,406
    very intersting effect on the leaf edges from that backlight michael, i like it nice find. is that the real bluey-cast of the grass or is the WB off a bit ?
    D800e l V1 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l EP5 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
    flickr

  6. #416
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    6,590
    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    very intersting effect on the leaf edges from that backlight michael, i like it nice find. is that the real bluey-cast of the grass or is the WB off a bit ?
    Frosty grass just gets that blue-ish colour, especially in shade. So I think the WB was quite spot on.
    Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 macro, Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC EX, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM, Tokina AT-X124 Pro 12-24mm F4, Soligor 1.7x C/D4 DG Teleconvertor, Manfrotto 724B tripod, Canon Powershot S30

  7. #417
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Amherst, MA
    Posts
    3,249
    I shot this RAW in AWB and made no adjustments. The AWB got it just right. New England Fall colors are ever changing.
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

  8. #418
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Bensalem PA
    Posts
    84
    I'm on a leaf/drop kick lately...Couldn't help posting more than 1...

    F4 1/320 50mm iso 100
    40% crop saved for web


    F3.5 1/160 50mm iso 100
    50% crop saved for web


    F4 1/250 50mm iso 100
    40% crop unsharp mask saved for web


    F2.8 1/250 28mm iso 100
    100% crop unsharp mask saved for web
    Last edited by n20capri; 11-11-2007 at 09:11 PM.
    Mike
    Canon Xti | Sigma 18-50 F2.8 EX DC Macro | Canon 50 F1.8 II | Canon 55-250 F4-5.6 IS | SlingShot 100
    86 AscMcLaren Capri 5.0
    www.mikemartinelli.com/Photography

  9. #419
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    4,498
    Quote Originally Posted by n20capri View Post
    I'm on a leaf/drop kick lately...Couldn't help post more than 1...
    Oooooo....leaves....I like #2 a lot. You can smell the forest floor with that one.

    I only have a few boring leaf shots...but you've inspired me to post one. Not as creative as your's, but I haven't shot leaves in years and am out of practice (that's my story and I'm stickin' to it )!

    -------------------------------

    Not too bad for ISO 1600...gotta love the CMOS chip in the XT (and the 20D)! I probably should have shot it at f/8 for a tiny bit more DOF and let the OS do it's thing to compensate for the slower shutter speed, but...oh well...



    Lens = Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS DC

    Make = Canon
    Model = Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    Exposure Time = 1/160"
    F Number = F6.3
    Exposure Program = Aperture priority
    ISO Speed Ratings = 1600
    Date Time Original = 2007-10-28 15:25:57
    Date Time Digitized = 2007-10-28 15:25:57
    Exposure Bias Value = -0.33EV
    Metering Mode = Pattern
    Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Focal Length = 154mm
    White Balance = Auto white balance
    Last edited by JTL; 11-10-2007 at 03:18 PM.
    Some Gear: Nikon D700; Nikkor AF-S 50 f/1.4 G; Nikkor AF-S 24-85 3.f/5-4.5 G ED; Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 VC; Nikon SB-800; Velbon Maxi-F; Canon Pixma Pro 9000; Canon S3IS, Canon SD500; Epson 4990; Epson P5000; Wacom Intuos 3

    Main Software: Capture NX2; Adobe PhotoShop CS2; Corel Paintshop Pro X2 Ultimate

    Sold: Canon XT/350D, EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, Sigma 18-200 OS; Canon ET EF 25II; Kenko Pro 300 DG, Canon 430EX, Canon BG-E3.

  10. #420
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Georgetown, KY
    Posts
    1,627
    Quote Originally Posted by JTL View Post
    Not too bad for ISO 1600...gotta love the CMOS chip in the XT (and the 20D)! I probably should have shot it at f/8 for a tiny bit more DOF and let the OS do it's thing to compensate for the slower shutter speed, but...oh well..
    Nice shot & love the colors.
    Dennis

    Canon 5D
    Canon 20D


    Georgetown, KY Photographer
    Retouching

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •