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Jan 04, 2017 14:23 |  #5101

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Interesting, and good technique. Maybe the significant thing is that critical highlight detail around the eye has been lost. Recrisp's edit suggests the loss is unrecoverable. Just try to watch for bright highlights when shooting, and tone down the exposure if you can. Watch for blinkies! The old rule about the shutter speed doesn't apply if you were on a tripod. It also doesn't apply if you are hand-holding with IS on. And it is a very rough rule anyway, basically being a numerical coincidence. I set my shutter speed based on what has worked reasonably well for me before. As far as ISO is concerned, try it. It doesn't cost anything except for time. Most would not consider 1000 to be very high. There is noise reduction capability in post-processing that can help a lot.

Thanks for these further tips Archibald - I have much to learn from you folks! Thank you!




  
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Jan 04, 2017 14:32 |  #5102

Hi James,

very many of the images you see in these forums have gone through (a) resizing for viewing on computer screens and (b) post processing including sharpening. Comparing an out-of-camera JPEG with these isn't fair.

Here's a try I had on your image, working from a RAW file and better software than I have could do better.

BTW: the dark background makes it look like a night shot, which it isn't, so I lifted that a bit too.


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Jan 04, 2017 14:37 |  #5103

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....I'm finding I need to crank the ISO to 400 in order to raise the shutter speed to get anything like a decent capture.....

To put it bluntly, I have not walked out the door with a camera set lower than ISO 400 since my 1D2 in 2004... ie: at ISO 400 no "cranking" has been involved! :)

On your 7D2 you will not see any difference in IQ between ISO 100 and ISO 1600 other than the slow shutter speeds that will rob you of a sharp image!

BOOST AWAY! Get your shutter speeds up, and enjoy.


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Jan 04, 2017 14:46 |  #5104

Pondrader wrote in post #18229919 (external link)
Ya ... It's definitely winter. Moving snow has become a full time job.

Snow??? Is that what that white stuff in your photos is?

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Jan 04, 2017 17:08 |  #5105

It is a killer Lens, although I may have killed mine. Now I'm no Rocket scientist but I do get a shot or two with it... lol


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This is a gorgeous shot, I love foxes.

I purchased a copy of this lens during the warmer months and have finally had the chance to play with it a bit. So far, I love it. I'm looking forward to putting it through its paces soon.


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Jan 04, 2017 17:14 |  #5106

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Snow??? Is that what that white stuff in your photos is?

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Ya thats what it looks like Doc... last couple hours I would say we have accumulated 6 or 7 inches... This is from this morn.. there standing on a good foot and a half hard pack trail. As the light was coming up.. A 400mm 2.8 would have been nice ??

EDIT:..........AND SORRY EVERYONE .. I stupidly posted that deer shot using the 70-200mm.. These days its harder to keep track of these things lol


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Jan 04, 2017 17:24 as a reply to  @ post 18232982 |  #5107

It's always a better idea to get closer to your subject. Is this shot heavely cropped? Try using your smartphone to play an audio recording of your chosen subject. Also find a light camo cover. This will help in approaching birds or wildlife. Maybe your setup needs some MF adjustments to ensure proper focus. Other then that a good technique is all I can suggest. Your lens and camera setup has been a great performer for most.




  
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Jan 04, 2017 17:24 |  #5108

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Ya thats what it looks like Doc... last couple hours I would say we have accumulated 6 or 7 inches... This is from this morn.. there standing on a good foot and a half hard pack trail. As the light was coming up.. A 400mm 2.8 would have been nice ??
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I'll throw in a new IDx II, too. :)

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Jan 04, 2017 17:25 |  #5109

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I've been faithfully buying Powerball and Megamillion tickest. No luck, yet. I'm sure it's any day now. ;)

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Me too... I think I have already bought one we could have shared lol


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Jan 04, 2017 17:27 |  #5110

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Me too... I think I have already bought one we could have shared lol

Oh, I edited my previous post while you were replying. Go back and read the edited version

Well, it looks like I replied to myself. That's what I get for getting excited.

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Jan 04, 2017 17:29 as a reply to  @ post 18233375 |  #5111

Honestly in person is the only way I want it.. How bout you..


AND SORRY EVERYONE .. I stupidly posted that deer shot using the 70-200mm.. These days its harder to keep track of these things lol


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Jan 04, 2017 17:30 |  #5112

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Oh, I edited my previous post while you were replying. Go back and read the edited version

Well, it looks like I replied to myself. That's what I get for getting excited.

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lol tooo funny


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Jan 04, 2017 17:30 |  #5113

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It is a killer Lens, although I may have killed mine.

Killed it? What happened?


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Jan 04, 2017 17:31 |  #5114

Pondrader wrote in post #18233374 (external link)
Me too... I think I have already bought one we could have shared lol

I'll probably make the delivery in person. I'd want to take look at your menagerie up there. ;)

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Jan 04, 2017 17:34 |  #5115

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Killed it? What happened?

I may get into that, but I'm shooting two of them at the moment to see the difference. and I've don't nothing but move snow so it going slow


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