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Feb 24, 2014 16:40 |  #3961

roseyposey wrote in post #16712564 (external link)
I went from the T3i (called 600D in NZ), and the jump in capabilities and performance is significant, although my capabilities still lag behind the camera :-)

You'll love it!

Yeah, it's already made a huge impression. Hard to sum up but it just feels faster and
more sure in every way.

I hate spending money on bodies so it's nice when it feels worth it. My XT was a huge
upgrade over the Panasonic FZ20 I'd been using obviously since it was my first SLR. Then
the T1i was leaps better than the XT and now the 70D feels like another big jump. Then
my coworker rubs his 5D3 in my face, lol. But 5D3 money buys lots of glass and the 70D is
already amazing.


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Feb 24, 2014 17:01 |  #3962

burnet44 wrote in post #16714167 (external link)
DJ very sharp very good
any secrets or info on focus sharpness ect
I seem to have a big problem with that

You should have no trouble with sharp images with your 70-200L II, that is one of the sharpest lenses Canon makes. Mostly it has to do with proper focus point selection and shutter speed.


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Feb 24, 2014 17:14 |  #3963

DwainRowe wrote in post #16713966 (external link)
I agree with this, also.

Rosey, I do like your photo of the close crop of the side view of the engine/prop. I tend to crop to loosely for fear of not getting "everything" in the photo.

Nice treatment there.

Dwain

Thanks Dwain - I zoomed in for those ones. There was a lot of planes parked up, and the background was messy which angle I tried, not to mention the harsh sun casting shadow. I do have a habit of cropping/zooming too closely now, after previously being too loose! It's a continual learning thing :-)


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Feb 24, 2014 17:19 |  #3964

Keyan wrote in post #16714073 (external link)
If you haven't remapped it to anything else, you can use the DOF preview button in a situation like that. It will stop the lens down to the current value that is set for the exposure so you can get a feeling for how the DOF is really going to look. During normal viewfinder use the lens is always wide open, the aperture will close when the shutter is released - but this can cause what you see through the viewfinder to look very different in terms of depth of field when the final picture is taken if the lens is stopped down.

No I haven't mapped any of the buttons, and must say I haven't used the DOF preview. Will check it out. In many ways I am just beginning to get to grips with the DSLR after two and a half years of using one. Mostly I've done landscape, where I suppose it's not usually so much of an issue, as it is with these kinds of shots.

I need to spend some more time with the manual and the camera, just fiddling with it.


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Feb 24, 2014 17:25 |  #3965

spurscar wrote in post #16714346 (external link)
Yeah, it's already made a huge impression. Hard to sum up but it just feels faster and
more sure in every way.

I hate spending money on bodies so it's nice when it feels worth it. My XT was a huge
upgrade over the Panasonic FZ20 I'd been using obviously since it was my first SLR. Then
the T1i was leaps better than the XT and now the 70D feels like another big jump. Then
my coworker rubs his 5D3 in my face, lol. But 5D3 money buys lots of glass and the 70D is
already amazing.

I think it's definitely worth it. I was reluctant in many ways to upgrade the body, but realised very soon after I had bought the 600D, that I ought to have got the 60D. Huge amount of money for a 5D3, and I suspect a bit big for my hands, not that I've ever held one :-)


Panasonic G9: Panasonic Vario 14 -140 f/3.5-5.6: Leica 8 -18 f/2.8-4
Canon M5: A variety of Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, prime and zoom lenses, Samyang fisheye, 2 lovely Minolta MD, and just for fun a Helios 44-2 58m.
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Feb 24, 2014 17:53 |  #3966

burnet44 wrote in post #16714167 (external link)
DJ very sharp very good
any secrets or info on focus sharpness ect
I seem to have a big problem with that

Other than it being pretty damn sharp from the start hence the 300mm Prime, I use a Sharpen Action in Photoshop. Its called Sharpen Perfection from a Action set called Picture Perfect Portait Mega Set, I've used it for many years, its the best Sharpen technique, It combines all the Sharpen Filters in Photoshop.


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Feb 24, 2014 18:09 |  #3967

Keyan wrote in post #16714073 (external link)
If you haven't remapped it to anything else, you can use the DOF preview button in a situation like that. It will stop the lens down to the current value that is set for the exposure so you can get a feeling for how the DOF is really going to look. During normal viewfinder use the lens is always wide open, the aperture will close when the shutter is released - but this can cause what you see through the viewfinder to look very different in terms of depth of field when the final picture is taken if the lens is stopped down.

Because of the way cameras work, you will not see the same DoF in the viewfinder as when the picture is taken. It will reduce the aperture, and the DoF will get wider, but it's not the same as what you will get in the final picture.

Also, the DoF preview button will affect live view as well, where it will show the correct DoF. I want to say that it only differs at small aperture values as the camera does not stop down that far in live view to retain autofocus capabilities, but I don't remember off hand and reading the full manaul it's anything but clear and I don't have the camera in front of me.




  
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Feb 24, 2014 18:38 |  #3968

vengence wrote in post #16714579 (external link)
Because of the way cameras work, you will not see the same DoF in the viewfinder as when the picture is taken. It will reduce the aperture, and the DoF will get wider, but it's not the same as what you will get in the final picture.

Also, the DoF preview button will affect live view as well, where it will show the correct DoF. I want to say that it only differs at small aperture values as the camera does not stop down that far in live view to retain autofocus capabilities, but I don't remember off hand and reading the full manaul it's anything but clear and I don't have the camera in front of me.

True. It is closer though...

Personally I have done a lot do experimenting with DoF so I roughly know what to expect it different apertures. I have DoF preview set to toggle between One Shot and AI Servo.


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Feb 24, 2014 18:48 as a reply to  @ Keyan's post |  #3969

I think I probably need to "play" with my different lenses, at different focal lengths, and different lengths from subject, and try different settings, to see how it affects each lens. I've noticed that some blur the background more readily at wide apertures, than others. I'm still learning which and what :-)


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Canon M5: A variety of Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, prime and zoom lenses, Samyang fisheye, 2 lovely Minolta MD, and just for fun a Helios 44-2 58m.
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Feb 24, 2014 18:53 as a reply to  @ vengence's post |  #3970

I mapped the DOF button to alternate one-shot / al-servo which I find much more useful than DOF preview. For DOF, I just bracket my shots with f-stop I intuitively believe will achieve the results that I desire, plus 1-2 stops more or less for a safety shot. Plus, I might inspect the shots on the LCD which is excellent on this body.


I always want C&C on my shots.
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Feb 24, 2014 20:13 |  #3971

roseyposey wrote in post #16714675 (external link)
I think I probably need to "play" with my different lenses, at different focal lengths, and different lengths from subject, and try different settings, to see how it affects each lens. I've noticed that some blur the background more readily at wide apertures, than others. I'm still learning which and what :-)

Yes that is an excellent idea, it was one of the first things I did with my 60D. DoF is a combination of focal length, aperture, and distance from the camera. For example, this was shot at 300mm at "only" f/5.6, which is wide open for this lens. The secret here is two fold, I was probably 10 feet from the plant, while most things in the background were probably 15 feet away at least. This gives a large amount of separation and creates that milky and almost oil painted bokeh in the background.

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Feb 24, 2014 20:14 |  #3972

single_track wrote in post #16714686 (external link)
I mapped the DOF button to alternate one-shot / al-servo which I find much more useful than DOF preview. For DOF, I just bracket my shots with f-stop I intuitively believe will achieve the results that I desire, plus 1-2 stops more or less for a safety shot. Plus, I might inspect the shots on the LCD which is excellent on this body.

The only thing I wish was that the button was a permanent switch between modes instead of having to keep it pressed down to keep it in the other mode.


Cameras: 7D2, S100
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Feb 24, 2014 20:17 |  #3973

Keyan wrote in post #16714876 (external link)
Yes that is an excellent idea, it was one of the first things I did with my 60D. DoF is a combination of focal length, aperture, and distance from the camera. For example, this was shot at 300mm at "only" f/5.6, which is wide open for this lens. The secret here is two fold, I was probably 10 feet from the plant, while the closest thing in the background is probably 15 feet away at least. This gives a large amount of separation and creates that milky and almost oil painted bokeh in the background.

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Yes I've got that sort of effect in the past without understanding how it came about. Every time I learn, or master, something new about the camera, or photography in general - I realise not only how much I've learned, but how much there is still to learn! But it's all good fun, and made easier by the people who help here, and elsewhere :-)


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Feb 24, 2014 20:55 |  #3974

roseyposey wrote in post #16714884 (external link)
Yes I've got that sort of effect in the past without understanding how it came about. Every time I learn, or master, something new about the camera, or photography in general - I realise not only how much I've learned, but how much there is still to learn! But it's all good fun, and made easier by the people who help here, and elsewhere :-)

The book Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson is a really great resource.


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Feb 24, 2014 21:41 |  #3975

Keyan wrote in post #16714879 (external link)
The only thing I wish was that the button was a permanent switch between modes instead of having to keep it pressed down to keep it in the other mode.

This option would be nice, for sure.


I always want C&C on my shots.
Gear list: 70d, 5d & 40d | 70-200L/f4 IS | 24-70L | 17-40L | Sigmalux | 17-85 IS | Opteka 6.5mm fisheye | 580exII
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