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KenBPhotos
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May 02, 2012 04:16 |  #7411

Oh, and definitely always shoot in RAW and process with LR4 like you have been doing. Shooting in JPEG will NOT help IQ. It will just be more difficult to post process.




  
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May 02, 2012 05:32 |  #7412

KenBPhotos wrote in post #14365133 (external link)
Those shots look pretty damn sharp to me. You are part of a rare breed I would say. Most people would get themselves a full-frame camera or a 7d before buying a lens like this. Frankly, I don't know how you can possibly grip that T3i with the massive 70-200 IS MKII on it. The grip on the T3i is really bad. My advice if you want better IQ is to pick up a 5D MKII. They're pretty cheap (relatively) now a days with everyone getting the MKIII. You will notice a pretty significant difference with the full-frame in all aspects of IQ.

I agree, they are sharp.


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May 02, 2012 05:46 |  #7413

KenBPhotos wrote in post #14365133 (external link)
Those shots look pretty damn sharp to me. You are part of a rare breed I would say. Most people would get themselves a full-frame camera or a 7d before buying a lens like this. Frankly, I don't know how you can possibly grip that T3i with the massive 70-200 IS MKII on it. The grip on the T3i is really bad. My advice if you want better IQ is to pick up a 5D MKII. They're pretty cheap (relatively) now a days with everyone getting the MKIII. You will notice a pretty significant difference with the full-frame in all aspects of IQ.

KenBPhotos wrote in post #14365139 (external link)
Oh, and definitely always shoot in RAW and process with LR4 like you have been doing. Shooting in JPEG will NOT help IQ. It will just be more difficult to post process.

Thanks Ken. Maybe I'm just to humble to see the quality of my own.
As for the 5DMKII, I'll need you to contact my wife in regards to anymore camera related purchases. :)

The weight of this lens is a non factor to me. I'm 5'9" with baby hands so the grip on the T3i isn't bad.

Quick ?. Do you use the 2X III with this lens? I have heard good and bad. Your thoughts?
Thanks again.


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May 02, 2012 06:49 |  #7414

Few from a fashion shoot.

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Plus one of my friends:

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May 02, 2012 08:57 |  #7415

Six6Sicks wrote in post #14365310 (external link)
The weight of this lens is a non factor to me. I'm 5'9" with baby hands so the grip on the T3i isn't bad.

I'm surprised how many comments there are regarding the weight of this lens. It's the same as my non-IS. I've skied several days straight with it, and been on long hikes with it, etc. I'm not some big body builder or rugby player type either -- more tyrannosaurus tiny-armed bike racer, and 6'4" with long hands.

Maybe the problem is that everyone else does have a big camera snapped on to it, and the combined weight is an issue? I think it feels just great with my T2i, with or without the battery grip. I hardly take the lens off.


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May 02, 2012 09:03 |  #7416

Six6Sicks wrote in post #14365310 (external link)
Thanks Ken. Maybe I'm just to humble to see the quality of my own.
As for the 5DMKII, I'll need you to contact my wife in regards to anymore camera related purchases. :)

The weight of this lens is a non factor to me. I'm 5'9" with baby hands so the grip on the T3i isn't bad.

Quick ?. Do you use the 2X III with this lens? I have heard good and bad. Your thoughts?
Thanks again.

I only used mine on my recent trip to SC, but I loved it. I read a few reviews where people said that at 5.6 it isn't at its best (sharpness-wise) but stopped down to f8 I thought it was real nice.

Since I've already posted it twice in here I don't want to be Joe Spammer but check out thispost and thisone - they are both with the 2X III.


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May 02, 2012 10:08 |  #7417

KenBPhotos wrote in post #14365133 (external link)
Those shots look pretty damn sharp to me. You are part of a rare breed I would say. Most people would get themselves a full-frame camera or a 7d before buying a lens like this. Frankly, I don't know how you can possibly grip that T3i with the massive 70-200 IS MKII on it. The grip on the T3i is really bad. My advice if you want better IQ is to pick up a 5D MKII. They're pretty cheap (relatively) now a days with everyone getting the MKIII. You will notice a pretty significant difference with the full-frame in all aspects of IQ.

I think your number one and three are sharp. I did exactly what you just did on good professional advice....put the money on the glass first. I can assure you my IQ was far below your beginning quality. I set a personal goal line expecting to realize some improvement progressively over a three year period. I started with a Rebel STi on both of my good glass lens purchases. My goal line is nearing the end of the second year. My goal included the mentality to keep tweaking what I had until I thought equipment upgrade would make even a better IQ for me. I determined by hanging around the forums that the 7D was my best all around choice when I finally was able to think that equipment upgrade was due. I am satisfied that I may not ever need another upgrade. I'm 76. I feel there is a whole world of improvements ahead of all of us.

I would encourage you to do serious crop on your #3 image like using about fifteen percent of your original. That will show you some amazing quality from using just a little post processing.


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May 02, 2012 10:26 |  #7418

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May 02, 2012 10:54 as a reply to  @ coibeo2610's post |  #7419

F16 during landing. This pilot is the Dutch Demo pilot. With 2x TC III.

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May 02, 2012 11:47 |  #7420

Leeuwarden wrote in post #14366612 (external link)
F16 during landing. This pilot is the Dutch Demo pilot. With 2x TC III.

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Nice shot. I see he is showing some aloha with a shaka.


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May 02, 2012 11:52 |  #7421

I love that you can read all of the warnings and writing - how close to the ground was he? The exif has the subject distance at around 4 billion meters or ~2.6 million miles but something tells me that might be off....


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May 02, 2012 12:16 as a reply to  @ tats's post |  #7422

Hard to tell how close to the ground he was... I would say about 20 meters...
I always find it amazing they wave their hand at us. Less than 10 seconds later they touch down...


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May 02, 2012 13:55 |  #7423

tats wrote in post #14365964 (external link)
I only used mine on my recent trip to SC, but I loved it. I read a few reviews where people said that at 5.6 it isn't at its best (sharpness-wise) but stopped down to f8 I thought it was real nice.

Since I've already posted it twice in here I don't want to be Joe Spammer but check out thispost and thisone - they are both with the 2X III.

Ok, you've just added to the great shots I've seen using the 2X III, so it's going to be added to my cart asap.
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May 02, 2012 14:05 |  #7424

tats wrote in post #14366952 (external link)
I love that you can read all of the warnings and writing - how close to the ground was he? The exif has the subject distance at around 4 billion meters or ~2.6 million miles but something tells me that might be off....

I wondered why alot of shots showed this integer as the distance and it turns out it is the maximum value a 32 bit system can report. Im guessing when you hit the infinity mark it just reports 4294967295 m


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May 02, 2012 14:10 |  #7425

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