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MakisM1
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Feb 22, 2012 16:03 |  #16

^^^ These points.

Underexposure

Look at the histogram below

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There is a lot of empty space on the right. You should try to expose for the histogram to barely touch the right hand side.

You can also stretch it in Post Processing.

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Feb 22, 2012 16:06 |  #17

...here's how it looks in portrait:

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Although a longer lens will help in certain compositions, it would be a good idea to learn the tools you already have well.

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Feb 22, 2012 16:09 |  #18

Thanks Gerry. What software is that?


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Feb 22, 2012 16:13 |  #19

MakisM1 wrote in post #13945664external link
Although a longer lens will help in certain compositions, it would be a good idea to learn the tools you already have well.

Best regards,

Agreed. I was in kind of a rush because it was raining. Quite frankly the quality of the image and the composition wasn't all that important because I was simply using it as a guide to create a new company logo in Illustrator.

Still, it would have been nice to have taken a decent photo. :)

BTW, how do you protect your camera when it's raining?


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Feb 22, 2012 16:14 |  #20

kcrossley wrote in post #13945716external link
Agreed. I was in kind of a rush because it was raining. Quite frankly the quality of the image and the composition wasn't all that important because I was simply using it as a guide to create a new company logo in Illustrator.

Still, it would have been nice to have taken a decent photo. :)

BTW, how do you protect your camera when it's raining?

Optech rain sleeves.


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Feb 22, 2012 16:42 |  #21

kcrossley wrote in post #13945687external link
Thanks Gerry. What software is that?

GIMP 2.6.10 for Linux.

I believe there is a Win and an Apple version as well and the are free and Open Software.


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Feb 22, 2012 16:42 |  #22

Several people recommended the 55-250mm. Is this what you're talking about?
http://www.amazon.com ...TF8&qid=1329950168&​sr=8-1external link


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Feb 22, 2012 16:46 |  #23

kcrossley wrote in post #13945892external link
Several people recommended the 55-250mm. Is this what you're talking about?
http://www.amazon.com ...TF8&qid=1329950168&​sr=8-1external link

Yes, that's it.


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Feb 22, 2012 16:47 |  #24

kcrossley wrote in post #13945892external link
Several people recommended the 55-250mm. Is this what you're talking about?
http://www.amazon.com ...TF8&qid=1329950168&​sr=8-1external link

Yes it is.
You may want to check the marketplace here for a good condition used one for less.


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Feb 22, 2012 18:51 |  #25

Been awhile since I've been there but Massey's Camera Shop on Prince George Street used to be a decent shop, as shops go these days.

The best places are likely the shops in the New York City area. Places like Adorama, B&H, and 47th Street. If you buy used from Massey's, assuming he still carries some trade in stuff, always cut about 25% to 30% off the asking price.




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Feb 22, 2012 21:45 |  #26

Think of your camera's meter as an average - if you have something relatively bright (the sky) but your subject which is darker only takes up a small percentage of the frame, it is going to throw off the average in favor of the sky. In that case to get a proper exposure on your subject you need to overexpose the sky (it will look basically pure white). While the meter on the T3i is more advanced than that it is still not a bad thing to keep in mind.


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Feb 22, 2012 21:52 |  #27

reading this thread has made me not want to get rid of my 55-250 IS. lol.


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Feb 22, 2012 22:02 |  #28

peeaanuut wrote in post #13948050external link
reading this thread has made me not want to get rid of my 55-250 IS. lol.

I sold mine to a friend last week and regretted it a few days later and I have a 70-200 is ii! I think it will make a good beater lens or zoom without the weight or cost of the 70-200...which i wont bring on vacation that includes a flight.

So I traded an Ipod for one here, he was willing to sell it for $165...so the price here is good.


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Feb 22, 2012 22:34 |  #29

JerInCanada wrote in post #13948105external link
I sold mine to a friend last week and regretted it a few days later and I have a 70-200 is ii! I think it will make a good beater lens or zoom without the weight or cost of the 70-200...which i wont bring on vacation that includes a flight.

So I traded an Ipod for one here, he was willing to sell it for $165...so the price here is good.

Why not take it? Dropping that kind of cash on one of the best lenses ever made and then not using it seems crazy to me. Can you insure your equipment?


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Feb 22, 2012 23:51 |  #30

I have an opportunity to purchase a 55-250 IS from a seller on CL for $150, which includes the original box, both caps, lens hood and polarizing filter. The seller says he only used it with the polarizing filter and has taken about 500 shots. He said he purchased it new in November 2009.

Do you think this is a pretty good deal? Has the 55-250 IS changed any from late 2009 to now or is it the same product Canon is selling now? How dependable are these lenses? In other words, would having a new one with warranty be important?

Thanks!


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