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LV ­ Moose
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Feb 12, 2013 06:26 |  #46

Superb!

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Feb 12, 2013 11:40 |  #47

GrantYoung wrote in post #15601167external link
I'm confused on your withdrawal to be quite honest. This thread is seriously the most level playing field possible. 90% of the shots are going to be done with a 70-200 2.8 and 4 or a 200 prime. Canon offers a 55-250 as a kit lens that doesn't do too terribly bad, I shot it for years. No zoom lens is "suboptimal" for this thread if you make a good frame.

Mr. Young, your confusion would vanish if you saw the two photos I removed. I don't want to have the blurriest birds in the thread. Apparently these people use telephoto lenses. All I have is a G15 with the built-in zoom. I don't even know what the numbers in "70-200" refer to. So carry on.


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Feb 12, 2013 12:15 |  #48

OhLook wrote in post #15602096external link
Mr. Young, your confusion would vanish if you saw the two photos I removed. I don't want to have the blurriest birds in the thread. Apparently these people use telephoto lenses. All I have is a G15 with the built-in zoom. I don't even know what the numbers in "70-200" refer to. So carry on.

Begin with asking questions, I wouldn't admit defeat simply by feeling yours are not comparable. We don't come here just to show off, we are hear to help as well.




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Feb 12, 2013 12:31 |  #49

Here’s my closest bird shoot so far. Taken with a Canon 40D and Canon 17-40mm F4 L; a pair of Crested Pigeons.

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Feb 12, 2013 13:02 |  #50

you must be made of suet Dennis lol nice detail in the birds and i like that it looks like the birds stopped by and had some hair and make up done before your shoot, and wow that is really close for the 17-40 very nice capture!

and ohlook yeah we didnt all start out taking amazing photos or even good ones, a lot of us came here to these forums and learned from others and through proper practice and help from the other photogs here have learned to get better and use our equipment (what ever that may be and that g15 is no slouch so you have no worries there.) to the best of its and our ability.


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Feb 12, 2013 13:56 |  #51

OhLook wrote in post #15602096 (external link)
... All I have is a G15 with the built-in zoom. ...

OhLook, your G15* is technically much more advanced than the G5, of which I posted pictures on page 1 of this thread. - People have taken excellent photos for over a century with little more than a wooden box and a lens. It's you that makes the picture. Take heart!

(* the G15 has an equivalent of 28-140mm zoom)

This one was taken at fairly close range:

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... and these not much further:


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Feb 12, 2013 14:08 as a reply to scriveyn's post |  #52

This was taken with my Sigma 105mm Macro lens.

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1/1600 ƒ/4.5 ISO 100 105 mm

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Feb 12, 2013 15:20 |  #53

GrantYoung wrote in post #15602208external link
Begin with asking questions, I wouldn't admit defeat simply by feeling yours are not comparable.

First question: What does "70/200" mean? What is being measured? Do big numbers mean more clarity in faraway subjects?

scriveyn wrote in post #15602588external link
OhLook, your G15* is technically much more advanced than the G5, of which I posted pictures on page 1 of this thread. . . . It's you that makes the picture.

Hmm, that's even worse news. If this camera is so great and the photos aren't, and the rest of the responsbility lies with me, then . . .

(* the G15 has an equivalent of 28-140mm zoom)

Including digital, or just optical?


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Feb 12, 2013 15:49 |  #54

OhLook wrote in post #15602909external link
First question: What does "70/200" mean? What is being measured? Do big numbers mean more clarity in faraway subjects?

Including digital, or just optical?

70mm to 200mm zoom; everything in between. It's the focal length of the lens. The bigger the number, the closer it brings your subject.

Your 28mm to 140mm is optical. 28 is wide angle. More for landscapes, indoors, and such. The more you zoom toward 140, the better it is for portraits (without distortion), critters, and so on, because it makes the subject appear closer.


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Feb 12, 2013 17:57 |  #55

OhLook wrote in post #15602909external link
First question: What does "70/200" mean? What is being measured? Do big numbers mean more clarity in faraway subjects?


Hmm, that's even worse news. If this camera is so great and the photos aren't, and the rest of the responsbility lies with me, then . . .


Including digital, or just optical?

the post above me covered most of this but here is what i can add. no of the people on this forum was born with a camera or the know how to use it, you just need to take some time to really learn the functions of the camera and begin to practice the rules of photography (well ok suggestions but you cannot break them until you know how to use them) here is a book that i recommend highly to help you with your journey well ok a few books :)

the first is by bryan peterson (some of it might not apply if you have no interest in using the cameras manual or semi manual modes but the theory applies)
http://www.amazon.com ...1&keywords=bryan+pe​tersonexternal link

next up is a 4 part series that i think will offer loads of helpful tips
http://www.amazon.com ...=1-1&keywords=scott+kelbyexternal link

and last but not least a good book on all the functions your g15 has to offer

i really enjoy david busch's style of writing and thing this will help you to understand your camera better and give you the tools to better you that little power house to your advantage
http://www.amazon.com ...sr=1-1&keywords=canon+g15external link


you just have to learn to properly practice at photography you can do it wrong all day long and at the end of the day be no closer to better then you were the day before that is why its important to learn proper ways to practice :) we are all here for the same reasons yes, it is true some are more advance then others but everyone here is more then willing to help you out and do what we can to help you improve your photography and help you get to a place where you begin to enjoy it and not think of it as a comparison or as not fun.

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Feb 12, 2013 19:11 as a reply to S.n.a.f.u.'s post |  #56

i had my EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM on when i snapped this guy.

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Feb 12, 2013 19:19 as a reply to N.V.M.'s post |  #57

Love the spirit of the thread and some incredible shots already. Here is mine taken with a Tamron 90 mm macro lens on 450D. That was my only option when I saw this juvenile Changeable Hawk Eagle in low light. The other option was a non IS 400 F5.6 on 7D but since light was really low I chose the smaller and lighter lens for a shake free image.

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Feb 12, 2013 19:55 |  #58

Talk about a humble lens! For the first 1,5 year I shot with the 40D and the humblest of telelenses, the Tamron 55-200mm. A great little lens, although I needed to work real hard to get it to perform well.

A few shots that I'm still very fond of...

House Sparrow, fledgling.

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Herring Gull

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Blackheaded Gull

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Man, I've shot a lot of gulls back then...

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Feb 12, 2013 20:09 |  #59

Canon t2i and 85mm

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Feb 12, 2013 20:27 as a reply to eplingphoto's post |  #60

one with my 70-200 2.8 L:

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