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50D_Illest
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May 29, 2011 15:25 |  #6571

Do you guys ever regret getting this lens instead of the 16-35mm? Im thinking about selling my sigma 10-20mm for the 17-40mm. Im just worried that the 17mm on crop wont be wide enough.




  
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May 29, 2011 16:59 |  #6572

I wouldn't do that. I own both and they are different lenses. The Sigma IQ is just as good (except for the colors).

When I'm hiking river valleys and forests, I have the 10-20 and my 55-250 IS in my pack, which makes for a versatile and light combo. The 10-20 will be used more often in tight areas such as these. The 17-40 is great, and gets used more often in wider areas such as meadows, lakes and so forth.

Both are first rate landscape lenses with high build quality which inspire confidence. That's why I can't get rid of either, even though I did try the 15-85 IS to replace the 17-40. That didn't work so well. ;)

If I lived in the Bay area I'd be shooting the Redwoods and coast every weekend with the 10-20. Great lens.


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May 29, 2011 18:26 |  #6573

50D_Illest wrote in post #12499881 (external link)
Do you guys ever regret getting this lens instead of the 16-35mm? Im thinking about selling my sigma 10-20mm for the 17-40mm. Im just worried that the 17mm on crop wont be wide enough.

It's a tough choice but I think an ultra-wide zoom and the 17-40 suit different preferences. If your shooting habits involve always shooting at your widest, the 17mm will limit you. Personally I wanted the little bit of extra reach so I could use it as a walkaround as a bonus.


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May 29, 2011 18:50 |  #6574

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May 29, 2011 19:17 as a reply to  @ Hap95's post |  #6575

Nice shooting everyone! ;)

I haven't posted in here for quite a while but finally got around to using my 17-40L today again...


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May 29, 2011 23:23 |  #6576

I just got my 17-40L a couple of weeks ago. Don't have much to show for it yet but this one I kinda like. I put on one of my Kenko tubes to get me VERY close in this shot. I like the perspective. :D


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May 30, 2011 02:13 |  #6577

rgs- wrote in post #12498938 (external link)
great processing! care to share what you did?

Sure, not a problem, I'm gonna have to guestimate some of the steps though (although I kept the PSD file with named layers at home)...
The scene was quite contrasty, so I wanted to HDR it.

1. I took a bracketed shot (-2 - 0 - +2 stops, because of the harsh shadows)
2. Very minor editing in Lightroom (basically default import settings + lens correction for vignetting and perspective).
3. Used lightrooms Merge to HDR pro in CS5
4. Used local adaptation and the settings closely resembling the "Photorealistic" effect, but turned down the shadows a bit.
5. Opened the resulting image in Nik Software's Viveza 2. Mainly added "structure" (one of their settings / sliders that increase local contrast by setting control points) to the clouds mostly, as well as the cloud reflections in the car.
6. Added a minor curves layer over the top of this.
7. added more extreme vignetting.
8. Processed to Nik Software's Color Efex pro (Color Stylizer using a brown-ish tint - I think this could quite easily have been done without Nik, but I have it anyway. An alternative could be to create a black-brown-white gradient, perhaps with a mild purple in the dark tints would look great).
9. Lowered the opacity of the resulting layer to 65%
10. Flattened to a new layer + erased license plate (normally I would do something like this way earlier in the process and also erase everything around that and have only the erased licence plate as a layer, but forgot to do this earlier and someone reminded me...).
11. Save to file (I always save a backup with all my layers before sharpening).
12. Sharpened (by flattening, changing to LAB color and using unsharp mask on the lightness channel alone).

I think that's all I did, but not 100% sure, sometimes I improvise...
If you like I can dig up the original images tonight (at work now).


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Nice PP work. I would've turned the wheel the other way though

Very good point, and I would have done so if I had fancy rims ;)
I agree it's a little straight now though.

Love your palace pics, especially the last one, although the white balance is very hot for what it looked like it actually was.


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May 30, 2011 18:02 |  #6578

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May 31, 2011 03:17 as a reply to  @ Xalanx's post |  #6579

Some street shots at night ...

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May 31, 2011 04:35 |  #6580

TweakMDS wrote in post #12502257 (external link)
If you like I can dig up the original images tonight (at work now).

Just a small follow up; with originals.

Note that the source images are relatively dark, which - in my experience - works well with automotive HDR's, since it's ok to clip some of the shadows, but the highly specular areas easily blow out. In HDR shots like this I always try to emphasize on containing the highlights. In an architecture shot I'd much sooner shift these all up by one or two stops. If you carefully look at the "middle" exposure, you can see there's still some minor highlight clipping. It's completely gone in the darkest one though.

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If I look at these, I'm happy with the way it turned out.
I'm not so happy with someone who drove into my car yesterday - a car that I owned for exactly 4 days (since last thursday).
2000 euros estimated for the repair, but if all goes well, her insurance will cover it (since I was standing still in front of a traffic light...)

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May 31, 2011 17:00 |  #6581

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May 31, 2011 17:21 |  #6582

TweakMDS - Very nice! I love the final picture.


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Jun 01, 2011 04:24 |  #6583

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Jun 01, 2011 04:52 |  #6584

The Ghost of FM wrote in post #12500757 (external link)
Nice shooting everyone! ;)

I haven't posted in here for quite a while but finally got around to using my 17-40L today again...


Cheers!

First time I've looked in for a while too Jeff...some nice work being done, and those interiors of yours are great! Almost up to the TS lens standard at this size and reduction!


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Jun 01, 2011 08:15 |  #6585

I used a CPL on this one

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