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Mar 07, 2011 20:39 |  #1

Things have been going well lately, so I decided to take the plunge and buy some much-needed additions to the 7D kit lens. After reading many reviews here and carefully examining many, many images posted in this forum taken with a variety of lenses, I pulled the trigger last night and ordered the 100-400L and the EF-S 17-55mm. I hope I'm satisfied with these two for now, because they put a big dent in the hardware budget!


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Mar 07, 2011 20:43 |  #2

Enjoy the lenses since they both serve their intended purposes well.

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Mar 07, 2011 20:48 |  #3

Congrats! The 17-55 really changed the way I feel about the 7D.

I just recently ordered the 70-200 and I'm super excited!


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Mar 10, 2011 12:27 as a reply to  @ pxchoi's post |  #4

Well, they arrived, and I'm thrilled. The 100-400 is physically larger and heavier than I anticipated, but I was able to get some shots of mallards on the ice. Handholding it is a bit of a chore, and I think I'm gonna have to start working out: pumping glass. I haven't had time to play with the 17-55 yet, but this weekend I'm doing a shoot at a jazz/blues night at our church, and I hpe to see how it performs in low light. Color me happy.

I posted this shot over in the Birds sharing section, but I'll repost it here to show what I got my first time outdoors with the 100-400. This guy was about 100 feet away. Shot at 1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 400, +1 exposure compensation (to correct for the white ice). I'll get better in time, but I think I'm off to a good start.

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Mar 10, 2011 12:50 |  #5

BioSci wrote in post #11995255 (external link)
Well, they arrived, and I'm thrilled. The 100-400 is physically larger and heavier than I anticipated, but I was able to get some shots of mallards on the ice. Handholding it is a bit of a chore, and I think I'm gonna have to start working out: pumping glass. I haven't had time to play with the 17-55 yet, but this weekend I'm doing a shoot at a jazz/blues night at our church, and I hpe to see how it performs in low light. Color me happy.

I posted this shot over in the Birds sharing section, but I'll repost it here to show what I got my first time outdoors with the 100-400. This guy was about 100 feet away. Shot at 1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 400, +1 exposure compensation (to correct for the white ice). I'll get better in time, but I think I'm off to a good start.

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Is that an actual image or a crop of the image?



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Mar 10, 2011 13:10 |  #6

nepali wrote in post #11995395 (external link)
Is that an actual image or a crop of the image?

I was wondering the same thing.


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Mar 10, 2011 13:16 |  #7

nepali wrote in post #11995395 (external link)
Is that an actual image or a crop of the image?

It's a crop, using about 1/4 of the original image, then downsized to meet the forum guidelines. The uncropped image had a female in front of and to the left of the drake which was OOF. Then I did a little unsharp masking in CS5. Finally I hosted it on my home computer to avoid any of the changes in image appearance which I've read that the commercial hosting sites sometimes do.

Now I'm curious why you asked...


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Mar 10, 2011 13:46 |  #8

Im guessing noise and lack of sharpness...care to share more details on the shot and the PP? (ISO, Focus Mode, F stop...)

Anyways great lenses you got!




  
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Mar 10, 2011 13:54 |  #9

xclusix wrote in post #11995747 (external link)
Im guessing noise and lack of sharpness...care to share more details on the shot and the PP? (ISO, Focus Mode, F stop...)

Anyways great lenses you got!

Thanks for the feedback. As to the shot, I posted above: Shot at 1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 400, +1 exposure compensation (to correct for the white ice). I had just taken the lens out of the box, so I haven't yet had a chance to perform a microfocus adjustment. The focus mode was AI Servo AF, using Spot AF Point on the duck's chest. The PP was only unsharp masking in CS5, no adjustement of levels or curves.


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Mar 10, 2011 13:56 |  #10

Show us the uncropped version :)


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Mar 10, 2011 14:04 |  #11

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Show us the uncropped version :)

Sure - when I get home tonight. I'll have to reduce the size to meet the forum guidelines, but I'll post a link to the full-size original uncropped image. I shot in RAW, but I'll link to the JPG version to save bandwidth.


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Mar 10, 2011 14:06 |  #12

Looks like you're off to a great start :) congrats on the new toys! Love my 7D + 100-400 combo; I'm sure you'll enjoy it too.


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Mar 10, 2011 17:40 |  #13

pxchoi wrote in post #11995811 (external link)
Show us the uncropped version :)

OK - Here you are. This is the untouched JPG original. The full-size copy is here (external link).

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