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    live music

    inspired by nick(canada)... figured since he posted some live music i'd post a few that i've taken...

    please note i was pretty drunk when i took these... nothing spectacular.. just thought i'd share..

    all but one were shot with my xt and 50mm f1.8

    pic 1. f5 1/60 ISO 800


    pic 2. f1.8 1/4000 ISO 1600


    with 75-300... i know its pretty blurry, but i liked it...
    pic 3. f5.6 1/30 ISO 1600


    pic 4. f3.5 1/60 ISO 400


    pic 5. f1.8 1/60 ISO 800


    pic 6. f7.1 1/60 ISO 800




    these were from the same band from a previous show... also with 50mm f1.8







    these last three i took a short while after i first got my camera... so cranking up ISO or adjusting shutter speed was still very new to me...


    c&c please
    Last edited by r6isnum1; 07-26-2007 at 10:37 PM. Reason: added exif
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    Man, nice stuff there for sure! I like the 5th and 7th the most I think. I'm impressed especially considering you were drunk.
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    thanks man... i really like the last ones of the guitarist... i with they had came out a bit more sharp...

    i just though those guys were super animated (cheesy), which makes for interesting photos... imo...
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    Ya, it's tough to get focus in situations like that! I would always use center point focus dot and recompose for pretty much every shot. I found when using a large aperture like below 2.8 the outer focus points were almost useless. Even with the 35mm I can't focus using the outer focus points.

    The XT/50mm may lock focus but I found often it locked but was not focused properly. To combat that problem I would use center point focus, recompose, take the shot, then take the same shot by using the center focus point again, recompose, shoot, and I often found one shot might be out of focus but the second or third might be in focus. This method will work great on a slow moving subject but with high energy bands your best bet is to just take a lot of pictures and hope 5% turn out in focus. At least that's what I do.

    What got me so excited about the 35mm is that I would shoot the same way I shot with the 50mm only 90% of the shots turned out in focus exactly where I wanted it to, so I have like 5 duplicates of the exact same shot.

    Here is about the best I was able to get with the 50mm as far sharpness goes, just so you have some point of reference. I'm not saying this is the best the combo can do it's just the best I was able to do with it. I probably could get more from it if I tried some different sharpening techniques.
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    i basically use the same technique... i keep it on the center focus point 99% of the time. and always try to get a few of the same shots hoping atleast one is sharp....


    anyway, you seem to be doing a great job with it... really great photos...
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    this one really kicks ass man. good catch. i'd like to see some of the exif data. start using save as instead of save for web with photoshop.

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    thanks man... i usually do "save as" but i think after adding to my page it loses the info...

    edited post with the info...
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    Great band shots r6 - maybe I should start drinking again... (hey - anything to help my craft )
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