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Jan 30, 2013 13:47 |  #76

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And being at the right place at the right time!

when it comes to landscape u have to travel a bit to get to your ideal location. takes a lot of commitment. not all of us live on the nice city up in the mountains with spectacular view. some of us live down east london lol

True, to an extent. Sure, we don't all have majestic mountains and 300 foot waterfalls in our back yards but I think most folks use the cop out response "but it's boring where I live" way too liberally.

I guarantee that just about no matter where you live, there are beatiful locations within an hours drive - especially since traffic should be non-existent if you're getting up early enough to be on location and ready to shoot 20 minutes before sunrise. And, there will probably be more locations than you could hope to cover in ten years if you expand your search to just 2.5 hour drives for weekend trips.

Sure, it's a lot of work - especially if you're younger and have other commitments on the weekends (late nights with friends or family, etc). But, if you really want landscape shots I can guarantee your lifestyle and other choices hold you back from making great images far more than a lack of subject matter.

Rant over, and not necessarily directed at you Jonney - just something that's been on my mind.


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Jan 30, 2013 13:56 |  #77

Great post, Brett, totally agree.

I live in boring-ass Texas... not exactly a landscape photographer's mecca, by any means. But, if you work with what you have, you'll find you may have more than you ever thought you did.




  
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Jan 30, 2013 13:58 |  #78

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With our advanced Digital age wares, I don't understand the need for TS at all.

If they only tilted, I could maybe agree with this - Ive found only very specific uses because the scene has to be just right for tilt to noticeably extend your DOF. Most of the time, other methods would have done the job nearly as well if one were willing to put in the effort. But, it's a timesaver when the conditions are right to be sure.

And, nothing will compensate for what you can do with shift. Perspective control and straight verticals just can't be done in post without damaging the file. And, shifting for seamless panos is just downright convenient.


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Jan 30, 2013 14:08 |  #79

I'm a total digital age kinda guy, and having a tilt shift is a whole new world.

Theres only so much you can do digitally without compromising image quality.

A recent study by lensrental showed just removing lens distortion can impact sharpness by %15 or more, and this is the kicker, even in the centre of the frame.


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Jan 30, 2013 14:20 |  #80

Yes, agreed! TS has opened my eyes and has really altered the way I shoot and even the way I think about shooting.

Honestly, I think adding a TS lens to my bag has done more for me than just about anything else I can think of, gear-wise.

Can't recommend it enough.




  
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Jan 30, 2013 15:03 |  #81

Todd Lambert wrote in post #15552864 (external link)
Honestly, I think adding a TS lens to my bag has done more for me than just about anything else I can think of, gear-wise.

I think mine is second to my RRS L plate lol. That is a bent piece of aluminium magic.


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Jan 30, 2013 16:01 |  #82

RobDickinson wrote in post #15552821 (external link)
I'm a total digital age kinda guy, and having a tilt shift is a whole new world.

Theres only so much you can do digitally without compromising image quality.

A recent study by lensrental showed just removing lens distortion can impact sharpness by %15 or more, and this is the kicker, even in the centre of the frame.

To be fair though, nothing compromises a shot more than not being able to frame your subject or having to crop heavily due to the lack of butt zoom room. :lol::lol:

I still say a TS zoom would be the end-all to landscape lenses. If it is even possible. The TS 90 can take a TC, so that's nice. :D

There's also the issue of severely reduced weather and dust resistance.


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Jan 30, 2013 16:22 |  #83

All canons tse's tale teleconvertors.


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Jan 30, 2013 17:03 |  #84

MNUplander wrote in post #15552733 (external link)
True, to an extent. Sure, we don't all have majestic mountains and 300 foot waterfalls in our back yards but I think most folks use the cop out response "but it's boring where I live" way too liberally.

I guarantee that just about no matter where you live, there are beatiful locations within an hours drive - especially since traffic should be non-existent if you're getting up early enough to be on location and ready to shoot 20 minutes before sunrise. And, there will probably be more locations than you could hope to cover in ten years if you expand your search to just 2.5 hour drives for weekend trips.

Sure, it's a lot of work - especially if you're younger and have other commitments on the weekends (late nights with friends or family, etc). But, if you really want landscape shots I can guarantee your lifestyle and other choices hold you back from making great images far more than a lack of subject matter.

Rant over, and not necessarily directed at you Jonney - just something that's been on my mind.

i agree mate.

i went to a specific location close by at a specific time of day to take this shot.

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it is the first time i have gone somewhere just to get that shot. almost missed it :cool:

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Jan 31, 2013 05:32 |  #85

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You need to track down a third party profile for it. I forget what web page I found it on.
(You do lose a bit of res and FOV if you fully correct for distortion, I tend, with any lens, to correct as little for distortion as looks fine for the particular scene.)

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Jan 31, 2013 11:13 |  #86

thanks...and I enjoy all the posts in this thread.


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