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  1. #61
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    Lightbulb WB to the rescue

    You know, Sean ... if you just correct for White Balance, you can get the image to really work for you a little more.

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-28-2008 at 07:31 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  2. #62
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    See thats what happens when you fall into that AUTO mind set. Suggestions as to settings?
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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  3. #63
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    shoot AUTO (since you shoot RAW) and adjust afterwards
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  4. #64
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    You know, I'm always amused when I put the 50mm f/1.4 on my camera. It automatically becomes what I used to see as a 75mm lens on my film cameras. Using the 28mm f/2.8 on the DSLR is a lot closer to what I used to see with the 50mm on the 35mm-film camera ... but, no where near the bokeh.

    How are you two getting along using the 50mm PRIME? Do you seem to find it a little too long for indoors?

    Just wondered.


    Meanwhile, back to the 70-200mm f/2.8
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  5. #65
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    I think I will do the Chicago Botanical Gardens, one last time, this season ... in the AM, just to grab those waterfall shots with the sun behind me. Those wedding parties had me a ... little jumpy, I guess.

    I'm going with a four-lens pack out (10-20mm, 28-75mm, 70-200mm, & 200-500mm) and the tripod. Hey ... maybe I'll get lucky.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-28-2008 at 08:28 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  6. #66
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    Haven't done much of anything with the 50 yet, to busy on the soccer and football fields. Hope to get some use out of it soon, I really need to work with my lens to get the feel for them and how they work under different light and shooting situations. Practice practice eh.
    So is this thread going to live for ever? Or is it about time to put it down?
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

  7. #67
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    At the same apertures, I think the Tamron edges out the Minolta 50/1.7. It's better at low lights though.
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  8. #68
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    Some basic setup ideas:

    Aperture: f/2.8
    Speed: 1/500 sec
    ISO: 1000 or 1600
    DRO: off
    SSS: off
    Lens shield: On
    Contrast: +1
    Sharpness: +3
    No EV adjustments (All +EV adjustments do is force the camera to perform slower)
    No circular polarizer
    Don, and others I used these settings the other night, I flipped back and forth with WB between auto and 4000k much better images, I had to bump up ISO to 1600 pretty quick and as the night went on dropped speed from 500-400-320-250 as shots kept getting darker on me, some still pretty dark but the soccer field is NOT as well light as football field. I will post images soon for additional advice on setting adjustments.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

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