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Pics from my first L lens

 
KSIG419
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May 06, 2012 00:19 |  #1

Well This morning I bought my first L Lens. I got a Canon 70-200mm f2.8L and I am very happy with it so far. I am currently shooting with a T2i till I can jump on the Bandwagon with the 5D Mark II. Please let me know what you think of what I have taken with it so far today. Thanks in advance:

My wet dog in the back yard:

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Laying in the front yard:
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another laying in the front yard:
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My son riding his bike:
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May 06, 2012 00:27 |  #2

congrats on the 2.8!!!! all of them look crispy sharp




  
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May 06, 2012 01:32 |  #3

Thanks a lot Beast!!




  
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May 06, 2012 09:59 |  #4

The shot of the kid looks very promising to me. I'd have tried to get more of him into the picture, at least his to hands. What's more, I probably would have placed him more to the left since he's obviously moving to the right.


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May 06, 2012 10:14 |  #5

If you were testing the focus/sharpness of the lens, they look great.

If you want feedback on what they're like as photos: you could have done the same with a 55-250 or a P&S minus the shallow DOF with the latter. They lack any type of composition whatsoever, you've cut the tip of the tongue off in the first shot of the dog, its slap bag in the middle of the frame in the other two and they're shot from above looking down which is never a good idea for animals, and you've cut your son in half as well as removed part of his arm and his right hand, you tell us he's riding a bike, yet you only show the left handlebar. It would have been a far better shot with the whole of your son and the bike to give more context.


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May 06, 2012 10:39 |  #6

That's a great lens. It will give you a helluva workout if you carry it around all day - I have one too.
I'm sure you just wanted to shoot anything to take it for a test drive - next I'd suggest planning some shots where you can really get the best out of it. Plan some portraits, take your time and set them up, you'll be amazed. Look forward to seeing your next shots. Good advice from all the posters above.


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May 06, 2012 10:55 as a reply to  @ Qbx's post |  #7

Great Lens. Your shots look crisp. Congratulations!


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May 06, 2012 11:20 |  #8

Thanks a lot guys. Yes I was just doing some basic shooting around yesterday not really looking for perfect pics just IQ I guess, I was excited and wanted to see how to pictures would come out thus jumping the gun and not making sure all the other stars were aligned. Thanks on the tip with never shooting animals from upward to downward, I did not know that.




  
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May 06, 2012 11:22 |  #9

Very sharp, congrats on the 'L


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May 06, 2012 12:20 |  #10

Now that it is day 2 with your new lens, relax, take a breath and look at what you are shooting.
If you want to practice on the dog, do it in the backyard. The fence is a better background than the bare concrete of the front yard.


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May 06, 2012 20:03 |  #11

Congrats on the new glass, definitely envious!

But since you asked what we think of what you've taken so far, I'll be honest. They look nice and sharp and have some nice bokeh, but the shots themselves are the definition of snapshots and lack any interest whatsoever. Try working on your composition, as you're putting all of your subjects dead center and have far too much head room and are cutting off too much on the bottom.


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May 06, 2012 23:39 |  #12

thanks for the advice guys I appreciate it a ton. I hope to shoot some more this week so that I can improve, I will post pics up asap....




  
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May 07, 2012 09:29 |  #13

Def want to work on the composition. You got the lens operation down I am sure. Focal points look sharp. Cropping and framing are up next!


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May 11, 2012 00:20 |  #14

Nice shots. Try moving your focal point around to reframe your shots. Its easy to see that you've put the center point on the subject's face, leaving the top 1/3 of the image blank. Use the rule of 1/3rds by using an off center focus point, and they will look even better! :D


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May 11, 2012 09:53 |  #15

Can I borrow the lens for the weekend? Lol Super Sharp!


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