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Sep 04, 2012 15:11 |  #1

Hello all,

I recently bought my first L lens (Canon 28-300mm) and decided to test it out shooting some soccer games. Here are a few pictures I took and I'd like to hear some constructive criticism. Shooting sports is my absolute favorite type of photography (soccer to be specific) and would like to improve.

All shot with Canon 7D | EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM


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Sep 04, 2012 16:00 |  #2

Just crit on the lens qualities itself... The bokeh is not pleasant.


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Sep 04, 2012 18:08 |  #3

Something very wanky about the background - I would expect some OOF due to DOF but these are just strange. I also detect evident halos (oversharpen?) esp in the 1st shot.
Are you sure these are out-of-camera?




  
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Sep 04, 2012 18:33 |  #4

All the EXIF has been stripped out so I am dubious these are unedited.




  
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Sep 04, 2012 18:48 |  #5

Spike44 wrote in post #14948066 (external link)
Something very wanky about the background - I would expect some OOF due to DOF but these are just strange. I also detect evident halos (oversharpen?) esp in the 1st shot.
Are you sure these are out-of-camera?

I agree, looks like somethings been done to the background (and not in a good way)




  
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Sep 04, 2012 19:45 |  #6

Welcome to the forum and the 28-300 L. You are off to a good start but I have to agree with the comments about the background.

The 28-300 is my one and only L lens. The only time I've had odd bokeh is shooting through a fence at a certain distance from the camera at the zoo. This definitely looks like something different. Please post you EXIF and processing info so we can offer suggestions.

You may also want to visit the 28-300 page at https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=256450. You may pick up some lens specific tidbits there.


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Sep 04, 2012 21:09 as a reply to  @ C Scott IV's post |  #7

Thanks guys, I just checked my camera setting and it was on standard, the sharpness was on 7. On top of that I had edited it on Photoshop so that must be why it looks weird. I didn't notice it on my laptop but now that I'm on my Mac I can see somethings not right. I'll post the unedited pics later so we can compare.


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Sep 04, 2012 21:14 |  #8

Thanks for the link, I'll definitely check it out.

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Welcome to the forum and the 28-300 L. You are off to a good start but I have to agree with the comments about the background.

The 28-300 is my one and only L lens. The only time I've had odd bokeh is shooting through a fence at a certain distance from the camera at the zoo. This definitely looks like something different. Please post you EXIF and processing info so we can offer suggestions.

You may also want to visit the 28-300 page at https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=256450. You may pick up some lens specific tidbits there.


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Sep 04, 2012 21:32 |  #9

The only thing I did to these were resize them and added the watermark nothing else.

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Sep 04, 2012 22:07 |  #10

Im sure taking these pics your main aim was to take good pics of the kids playing fotty. You did that I think they are good


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Sep 04, 2012 23:02 |  #11

I think you need to level them....soccer fields are usually flat.....


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Sep 05, 2012 10:25 |  #12

stillinamerica wrote in post #14948993 (external link)
Im sure taking these pics your main aim was to take good pics of the kids playing fotty. You did that I think they are good

Agreed. The background looks better in the originals. Can you provide the EXIF info?


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Sep 05, 2012 15:42 |  #13

The first thing that caught my eye was the harsh bokeh.




  
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Sep 05, 2012 18:57 |  #14

The onion ring effect is majorly distracting.




  
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Sep 05, 2012 20:40 as a reply to  @ stumbows's post |  #15

The bokeh looks the same in both sets to me, just that the 1st set is cropped, so it's more noticeable.


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