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Aug 13, 2011 17:26 |  #286

x_tan wrote in post #12929861 (external link)
Nice ducks' portrait, Meeko.
They're not camera shy :)

thanks, they kept me company the entire afternoon




  
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Aug 13, 2011 18:30 |  #287

The mice is not your pet, right?


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Aug 13, 2011 18:38 |  #288

x_tan wrote in post #12930109 (external link)
The mice is not your pet, right?

no way, it's some random mice at the park!




  
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Aug 13, 2011 18:40 as a reply to  @ ONE30's post |  #289

...i really like this lens.

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Aug 13, 2011 18:45 |  #290

Push the limit and shooting wide open :D


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Aug 13, 2011 19:04 |  #291

x_tan wrote in post #12930161 (external link)
Push the limit and shooting wide open :D

hmm... i could only get it to stop up to 5 with the focal length I used for the shot! is that what you meant?




  
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Aug 13, 2011 19:08 |  #292

You're doing very well even with wide open aperture, which is weak point with this lens.


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Aug 13, 2011 19:36 |  #293

x_tan wrote in post #12930230 (external link)
You're doing very well even with wide open aperture, which is weak point with this lens.

...thanks, im really trying my best and apply the things I read on this forum to improve!!!




  
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Aug 13, 2011 20:39 |  #294

meeko,

x_tan is right about the weak point of this lens being that it's a tad soft, wide open. If
you can, stop it down a bit, say, 2/3 to 1 f/stop from wide open of whatever focal
length you're using, that will help with sharpness. So, at 200mm, wide open = 5.6,
then shoot at 7.1 or higher. If wide open for your focal length is f/5.0, add 2/3 to
1 stop to that. Of course, this will increase depth of field which is not desired sometimes.

Shooting in RAW and tweaking the image helps also.

I agree with you on one thing for sure, I like this lens also.




  
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Aug 13, 2011 20:50 |  #295

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meeko,

x_tan is right about the weak point of this lens being that it's a tad soft, wide open. If
you can, stop it down a bit, say, 2/3 to 1 f/stop from wide open of whatever focal
length you're using, that will help with sharpness. So, at 200mm, wide open = 5.6,
then shoot at 7.1 or higher. If wide open for your focal length is f/5.0, add 2/3 to
1 stop to that. Of course, this will increase depth of field which is not desired sometimes.

Shooting in RAW and tweaking the image helps also.

I agree with you on one thing for sure, I like this lens also.

agreed! I have shaky hands so I need to keep the fstop open or increase iso to have a sufficient shutter speed ! (nice lighting also helps =) Thanks for the pointer and I will definitely try it next week.




  
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Aug 19, 2011 17:44 as a reply to  @ ONE30's post |  #296

....ok, so I stopped down to F8 and 11. does it appear to be soft like my previous posts?


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Aug 19, 2011 19:29 |  #297

Holy crap!




  
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Aug 19, 2011 20:02 |  #298

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Holy crap!

...ok, Im assuming that is not a good thing




  
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Aug 20, 2011 01:13 |  #299

Great capture! Meeko. Do you find the lens too heavy? I went to the largest camera shop in our city a few days ago. It's such a specialty lens that they don't even carry it. The salesperson kept telling me that lens is too heavy for most ppl. I just love the beautiful colors and contrasts that this lens produce over the competitions.




  
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Aug 20, 2011 08:00 |  #300

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Do you find the lens too heavy? The salesperson kept telling me that lens is too heavy for most ppl. I just love the beautiful colors and contrasts that this lens produce over the competitions.


...yes it is heavy but I found a method for me that works. I leave the tripod collar on and hook it to one of the straps on my camera bag, or I cradle it (picture running with a football)when walking around! I do not recommend having it around your neck. purchase a different strap that's over the shoulder type, I think that would be more comfortable.

I've only had this lens for about a week, and like what others have said, it performs better when stopped down but it affects dof




  
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