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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS - Nifty Two-Fifty

 
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Feb 09, 2009 20:55 as a reply to  @ post 7291630 |  #1186

On a bright, sunny day, shooting in what's called 'open shade' often produces nice even lighting. That would be the shade cast by a large building, house or similar. Avoid dappled shade, such as under a tree, as that will cause light spots, although that could be evened out with a bit of fill flash.


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Feb 09, 2009 22:34 as a reply to  @ ufauxreal's post |  #1187

Thanks for the advice. BTW that's my daughter and grandbaby.


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Feb 09, 2009 22:39 |  #1188

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Feb 13, 2009 20:37 as a reply to  @ ssracer's post |  #1189

Went to the Zoo recently and this lens worked out great. I am more than pleased with it since I bought it refurbished for $199 + shipping from B&H.

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Feb 13, 2009 21:12 as a reply to  @ binlerne's post |  #1190

Got this lens for a few months now. Given the price tag, it's a pretty good deal; nice zoom range and very good IS. Though, I've never been impressed by the pictures I took with it. Too slow and not sharp enough to my liking, I seldom use it.

Went to Sydney's Taronga zoo earlier this week, and mostly shot with it. Here's two samples. Post processing on both (curve, saturation boost and unsharp mask -the only way i can get sharp result with this lens):


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Feb 13, 2009 21:18 as a reply to  @ cedm's post |  #1191

Two more.

Again, curves adjustments, saturation boost and unsharp mask applied.

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Feb 14, 2009 11:19 |  #1192

tab wrote in post #7289043 (external link)
2nd that on the flower and squirrel shots, here are a couple of my squirrel shots taken yesterday. First one ISO800 1/60 wide open at 5.6 the second one ISO 1600 1/160 at 5.0. I think the lens is pretty good for the price as these pics were shot wide open at high ISO. IS is also very good as one of the shots was taken at 1/60 at 194mm

Great shots. Never realized English squirrels are also gray. I thought only here in North America we have these beefy rats with bushy tails (on some) ;). Where I grew up (Eastern Europe) the squirrels were smaller, much fluffier, and had beautiful red color - I didn't even think they came in any other flavor.


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Feb 15, 2009 19:11 |  #1193

Here is another from my recent Zoo trip.

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Feb 15, 2009 19:27 |  #1194

Some from the beach this weekend.

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Feb 16, 2009 07:55 |  #1195

cedm wrote in post #7321326 (external link)
Got this lens for a few months now. Given the price tag, it's a pretty good deal; nice zoom range and very good IS. Though, I've never been impressed by the pictures I took with it. Too slow and not sharp enough to my liking, I seldom use it.

Went to Sydney's Taronga zoo earlier this week, and mostly shot with it. Here's two samples. Post processing on both (curve, saturation boost and unsharp mask -the only way i can get sharp result with this lens):

I never have issues with sharpness with this lens.

This shot was hand held, minimal PP (cropped, saturation, highpass filter). The bokeh isn't so great in this one, but usually this lens produces beautiful bokeh.

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Feb 16, 2009 08:21 |  #1196

Heres a few I've taken in the last few weeks, I absolutely love this lens.

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Feb 16, 2009 08:39 |  #1197

Nice shot! Didn't know this lens is that sharp.
Any CPL filter used for this shot?

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Some from the beach this weekend.

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Feb 16, 2009 08:55 |  #1198

Just converted to B&W, burned a little and slightly sharpened.

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Feb 16, 2009 13:28 |  #1199

origamione wrote in post #7335587 (external link)
Nice shot! Didn't know this lens is that sharp.
Any CPL filter used for this shot?

Thank you! No CPL either, I increased saturation by like +5 in Adobe Camera RAW, but that's it. Just a perfect beach day. :)


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Feb 16, 2009 16:28 as a reply to  @ Amamba's post |  #1200

The Red Squrrile in the UK is almost extinct.




  
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