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Jul 15, 2008 14:49 |  #916

Mike Deep wrote in post #5915912 (external link)
Ka-boom.

Sa-weet!


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Jul 15, 2008 18:33 |  #917

Mike Deep wrote in post #5915912 (external link)
Ka-boom.

Wow, how long did it take you to capture that shot?? I love lighting storms, but I don't even TRY to get a shot cause with me it would be pure luck.. lol


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Jul 15, 2008 22:35 |  #918

Specific EXIF From Above:

Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Image Date: 2008:07:15 01:47:15
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 24.0mm
CCD Width: 5.78mm
Exposure Time: 30.000 s
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO equiv: 100
White Balance: Auto
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual

BTW...Great photo! Was it lightning a lot or was this just a lucky capture... interesting to see the bolts...they look very close.


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Jul 15, 2008 23:38 |  #919

Lightning was sporadic. It felt like the storm had been teasing me all night, as it approached it was flashing like crazy but everything was obscured. I waited to see if the low clouds would clear up but the lightning tapered off instead. Then after I went back inside the rain passed and it started up again, so I checked it out again... More obscured cloud to cloud stuff, then I noticed some bolts were visible almost directly overhead, so I pointed the camera upwards and started taking pot shots. That's when that strike hit, the only CG strike I saw all night. It was about a mile away and gave me a good shot of adrenaline. I could still see it when I closed my eyes several minutes later. The storm shut down after that.

I thought for sure the shot was completely blown out, I was down at f5.6 trying to catch fainter stuff, but I pulled it two stops in DPP and things worked out.


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Jul 15, 2008 23:47 |  #920

Mike Deep wrote in post #5919197 (external link)
Lightning was sporadic. It felt like the storm had been teasing me all night, as it approached it was flashing like crazy but everything was obscured. I waited to see if the low clouds would clear up but the lightning tapered off instead. Then after I went back inside the rain passed and it started up again, so I checked it out again... More obscured cloud to cloud stuff, then I noticed some bolts were visible almost directly overhead, so I pointed the camera upwards and started taking pot shots. That's when that strike hit, the only CG strike I saw all night. It was about a mile away and gave me a good shot of adrenaline. I could still see it when I closed my eyes several minutes later. The storm shut down after that.

I thought for sure the shot was completely blown out, I was down at f5.6 trying to catch fainter stuff, but I pulled it two stops in DPP and things worked out.

Awesome, sometimes luck meets up with perseverance perfectly. Great capture. I would imagine that this shot would have potential as a stock image. I may be wrong though! :lol:


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Jul 17, 2008 23:16 as a reply to  @ DDCSD's post |  #921

Mkay guys, Im leaving this one to you. Sharp or not? This is 24mm at f2.8 on my dads 5D. Shutter speed was 1/60th from memory. Straight out of the camera so to speak. From teh card, into lightroom and then exported to flickr. No processing done at all. Focussed on the nokia badge on the box/the buttons on the phone.

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Jul 17, 2008 23:35 |  #922

I always have a difficult time knowing when a pic taken from an angle like that is soft or not...probably because the box is printed which means the image on it is not crisp to begin with. And with the DOF prolly sorta shallow at 24mm & f/2.8, well, it doesn't help any. I just cannot tell one way or the other.

But remember I am still learning all this so take any observations I offer for what they are worth.


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Jul 18, 2008 06:23 |  #923

It's also a bit dark, so it might not look quite as sharp. But the lens looks fine to me.


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Jul 18, 2008 07:40 |  #924

It doesn't look sharp because of the semi glossy finish of the box reflects light in a way that causes a glare, but that's the fault of the lighting, not the lens.




  
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Jul 18, 2008 09:38 |  #925

Mike Deep wrote in post #5915912 (external link)
Ka-boom.

Nice picture, it look so close did it hit anything around you.


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Jul 18, 2008 11:53 |  #926

-spam- wrote in post #5933288 (external link)
Mkay guys, Im leaving this one to you. Sharp or not? This is 24mm at f2.8 on my dads 5D. Shutter speed was 1/60th from memory. Straight out of the camera so to speak. From teh card, into lightroom and then exported to flickr. No processing done at all. Focussed on the nokia badge on the box/the buttons on the phone.

Looking at the corregations on the surface of the box, it looks pretty good in terms of focus. General sharpness really can't be judged very well from that shot but it appears more or less what I'd expect from the lens.




  
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Jul 18, 2008 13:06 |  #927

-spam- wrote in post #5933288 (external link)
Mkay guys, Im leaving this one to you. Sharp or not? This is 24mm at f2.8 on my dads 5D. Shutter speed was 1/60th from memory. Straight out of the camera so to speak. From teh card, into lightroom and then exported to flickr. No processing done at all. Focussed on the nokia badge on the box/the buttons on the phone.

The real question is how well it performs in the corners and edges when wide open. Can't really judge that from the shot you posted.

Can you try the same shot, but this time by manually focusing on the part of the box you were focused on before while having it in the corner? You'll have to manually focus it because there's no autofocus point there and focus-and-recompose will cause the focus to be off with a large depth of field.

It's not a huge deal if your focus is off a little bit, since the box will be intersecting the focus field at some point. As long as that intersection zone is reasonably close to the corner, then how accurate your manual focusing ends up being won't matter too much.

Of course, this will also be a good test of just how good the 5D's viewfinder is for manual focusing. :-)


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Jul 19, 2008 10:45 as a reply to  @ kcbrown's post |  #928

I am really considering purchasing this lens. It's about $215 on Amazon.com.

One thing I want to know though, how long does this lens get when it's zoomed to 60mm? Anybody have comarison pictures? (I'm just wondering)


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Jul 19, 2008 11:55 |  #929

LoL Ish wrote in post #5941733 (external link)
I am really considering purchasing this lens. It's about $215 on Amazon.com.

One thing I want to know though, how long does this lens get when it's zoomed to 60mm? Anybody have comarison pictures? (I'm just wondering)

It doesn't extend much. Charger and pen left in for comparison.

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Jul 19, 2008 19:56 |  #930

This lens is very compact (considering it had f/2.8 aperture). The hood isn't very big as well (as you can see in the pic) it's very nice to work with. :)


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