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Nov 27, 2009 07:00 |  #7321

Andy: where abouts in Bris are you based?


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Nov 27, 2009 14:28 as a reply to  @ wakko's post |  #7322

Hey Feng, I'm northside, Everton Hills.


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Nov 27, 2009 19:40 |  #7323

Hello all.

It's been a while since I have shown up I this thread. Just thought I might drop in to say hi.

Hope all are well and hope everyone is out shooting regularly. I have been far too slack with my shooting since moving down here. Need some inspiration. Any ideas?

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Nov 27, 2009 20:27 |  #7324

Ferristar wrote in post #9092157 (external link)
Hey Feng, I'm northside, Everton Hills.

If you're south, you can borrow my 70-200 2.8IS. Do you need the tripod ring etc?

Scott H wrote in post #9093505 (external link)
Hello all.

It's been a while since I have shown up I this thread. Just thought I might drop in to say hi.

Hope all are well and hope everyone is out shooting regularly. I have been far too slack with my shooting since moving down here. Need some inspiration. Any ideas?

-Scott

Hi Scott. Was thinking about you the other day. Hope you and yours are well :)


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Nov 28, 2009 01:07 as a reply to  @ wakko's post |  #7325

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35mm f1.4L - $1450

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Dec 04, 2009 16:22 as a reply to  @ leitch's post |  #7326

Well now, Feng having been generous enough to loan me his 70-200 2.8 IS I feel I may have bitten off more than I can chew!
I somehow had the idea that I would magically produce some fantastic images, at the least that I would have many more usable pics, however it seems that there may be a reasonably steep learning curve associated with this lens. Am I right? I feel like many of the shots I would normally have gotten sharp and usable with my 90-300 or even 50mm 1.8 haven't materialised with the 70-200. Or maybe my skills just aren't 'L' standard yet . . .


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Dec 04, 2009 16:44 |  #7327

Ferristar wrote in post #9136196 (external link)
Well now, Feng having been generous enough to loan me his 70-200 2.8 IS I feel I may have bitten off more than I can chew!
I somehow had the idea that I would magically produce some fantastic images, at the least that I would have many more usable pics, however it seems that there may be a reasonably steep learning curve associated with this lens. Am I right? I feel like many of the shots I would normally have gotten sharp and usable with my 90-300 or even 50mm 1.8 haven't materialised with the 70-200. Or maybe my skills just aren't 'L' standard yet . . .

Did you:

a) make sure the IS was turned on
b) that the IS was in mode 1
c) support the lens with proper telephoto lens technique (elbows tucked in, shooting slightly side on) ?

Were you shooting at f/2.8 the entire time ? If so, you really need to be careful where you focus.


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Dec 04, 2009 18:21 as a reply to  @ DAdeGroot's post |  #7328

Hey Dave,
yeah, IS was on, in mode 1, technique may leave a little to be desired though.
I was holding the lens well down the barrel, however my stance may have been the issue, how does 'side on' help?
I was at 2.8 as I was indoors, with some diffused dayilight but mostly fluoros o/head. I ended up at ISO 400 to get fast enough shutter speeds but either me or my subjects (4 year olds) were moving too much.


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Dec 05, 2009 00:47 |  #7329

Oh bummer Andy... hope you got some keepers. Problem I think with the f/2.8 IS is that it's a weighty wee thing so those pointers Dave points out just assist really... May pay to post some examples of what you feel aren't what you expected.

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Hey Dave,
yeah, IS was on, in mode 1, technique may leave a little to be desired though.
I was holding the lens well down the barrel, however my stance may have been the issue, how does 'side on' help?
I was at 2.8 as I was indoors, with some diffused dayilight but mostly fluoros o/head. I ended up at ISO 400 to get fast enough shutter speeds but either me or my subjects (4 year olds) were moving too much.

oh the side on stance helps brace you for stability allowing you to rest your left elbow against your torso essentially forming a kinda mono handpod. Helpful due to the weight of the lens... and not as noticeable for the lighter lenses.

In saying how you describe, if the little fellas were moving too quickly, then perhaps your shutterspeed may not have frozen them too well.

In saying that... may be good to post some examples up and what you feel aren't quite right. If EXIF isn't intact, then may pay to post what modes/settings your camera were on.

Also... if you need a bit more time to have a play, feel free... I don't see myself using it for the next week or so.


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Dec 05, 2009 01:06 |  #7330

I'm beat, played Greg the builder all day over at my Sister-in-laws place, building a pool fence. Only consolation was the quick dip at the end of the day.


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Dec 05, 2009 06:39 |  #7331

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I'm beat, played Greg the builder all day over at my Sister-in-laws place, building a pool fence. Only consolation was the quick dip at the end of the day.

I shopped this morning (picked up my Christmas pressie from D-D), then cooked some lunch, played some half-life with the kidlets, and then we had a street party (Upper Cedar Creek Christmas Street Party), 'til 7pm, just been tooling around since.


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Dec 05, 2009 13:01 |  #7332

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I shopped this morning (picked up my Christmas pressie from D-D), then cooked some lunch, played some half-life with the kidlets, and then we had a street party (Upper Cedar Creek Christmas Street Party), 'til 7pm, just been tooling around since.

Oooh, much nicer than what I did. What xmas pressie did you get?


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Dec 05, 2009 15:22 |  #7333

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Oooh, much nicer than what I did. What xmas pressie did you get?

85/1.2L II

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Dec 05, 2009 15:35 |  #7334

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85/1.2L II

:-D

OOOOOH very nice, do you get to play now or wait?


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Dec 05, 2009 15:43 |  #7335

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OOOOOH very nice, do you get to play now or wait?

Yep :) Well I plan to use it for a paid gig on the evening of the 18th so need to get some practice in beforehand. (that's my excuse anyway).


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