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GKPE 8, Yet more NZ ramblings from some flightless Kiwis.

 
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Sep 26, 2018 03:54 |  #8761

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Just played with the eos r. It's a damned fine camera.

But it's 2018 and it costs 4k so it pretty much should be.

Id buy one if I was looking, if I didn't have a 5d4 already. I might swap the 5d4 for one if I can. Might.

So a good upgrade from the 6D?

but I think that would be a yes :D


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Sep 26, 2018 04:11 |  #8762

Yeah totally. Placed between 6d2 and 5d4 market wise.


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Sep 26, 2018 20:03 |  #8763

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Hey, lets not forget the new camera by Leica, the S3 and even tho there is no price that goes with it. that little red badge is going to suck all your cash.

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Sep 28, 2018 16:25 |  #8764

well after the last month reading and watching youtube clips on landscape composition, post processing and other bits it will be interesting to see if my photography improves.
Have looked at all my photos and realise there is a rather large collection of snaps with a few lucky shots, I know its time to "compose" a photo if I'm to have any luck (skill) in improving.


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Sep 29, 2018 01:52 |  #8765

And I got a new second-hand lens just now 24-105mk2 $950
No need for 100-400 at moment


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Sep 29, 2018 02:08 |  #8766

weka2000 wrote in post #18718438 (external link)
And I got a new second-hand lens just now 24-105mk2 $950
No need for 100-400 at moment

nicely done - I've got my 100-400 operational again (minus the barrel tightening mechanism) if you need to borrow it.


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Sep 29, 2018 02:24 as a reply to  @ joeseph's post |  #8767

Good that you got it working again. Lat time I used that lens was when we went to the snow :)


I think I shot at 17mm way to much, the 24-105 was my 3rd most used lens and its a great walk around lens.
Part of me looking at my work I noticed I try to get everything into a shot most landscapes are 17mm


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Sep 29, 2018 03:12 |  #8768

weka2000 wrote in post #18718438 (external link)
And I got a new second-hand lens just now 24-105mk2 $950
No need for 100-400 at moment

To be honest that has taken me by surprise.


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Sep 29, 2018 03:19 |  #8769

kiwichris wrote in post #18718455 (external link)
To be honest that has taken me by surprise.

what that I made a decision and brought a lens :)


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Sep 29, 2018 04:06 |  #8770

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what that I made a decision and brought a lens :)

No, the actual lens. I had the MK1 version and am not sure that the later MKII is in fact any better than the 1st IS version. I would have looked at what was the focal length most used that I like, and perhaps gone for a prime of that length.

Frankly I wanted to suggest that perhaps you invest in a nifty 50 on the full frame, and leave all the others at home for a while. That would make you think about every step you take and don't just shoot landscapes but do flowers, street, the duck ponds etc.


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Sep 29, 2018 04:09 |  #8771

joeseph wrote in post #18718443 (external link)
nicely done - I've got my 100-400 operational again (minus the barrel tightening mechanism) if you need to borrow it.

Isn't that a tad awkward to use now? Glad you made it useable though.


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Sep 29, 2018 16:07 |  #8772

kiwichris wrote in post #18718473 (external link)
No, the actual lens. I had the MK1 version and am not sure that the later MKII is in fact any better than the 1st IS version. I would have looked at what was the focal length most used that I like, and perhaps gone for a prime of that length.

Frankly I wanted to suggest that perhaps you invest in a nifty 50 on the full frame, and leave all the others at home for a while. That would make you think about every step you take and don't just shoot landscapes but do flowers, street, the duck ponds etc.

I have a sigma 50f1.4 never gets used. I found that going away that 17-40 to wide and 70-200 to long, all my filters are 77mm. The only prime that I looked at was 24mm Tilt and Shift. I don't need F2.8 glass so F4 is fine.


When I looked at focal lengths in my landscape data there was only the 17mm stand out focal length but the 17-40 and 24-105 lens were basically equal in usage with 70-200 third, motorsport was 300mm plus. Model photography 70-200 followed by 24-105.


I will get the 100-400 at some stage, interesting that sigma have just released 60-600 so will see what those reviews look like.


The key fact is I need to get out more :)


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Sep 29, 2018 18:37 |  #8773

kiwichris wrote in post #18718475 (external link)
Isn't that a tad awkward to use now? Glad you made it useable though.

It's not too bad - just need to keep a finger on the barrel so it doesn't move once you've got the length right, so to speak.
Will order another barrel part when funds permit.


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Sep 29, 2018 18:57 |  #8774

weka2000 wrote in post #18718797 (external link)
I have a sigma 50f1.4 never gets used. I found that going away that 17-40 to wide and 70-200 to long, all my filters are 77mm. The only prime that I looked at was 24mm Tilt and Shift. I don't need F2.8 glass so F4 is fine.

When I looked at focal lengths in my landscape data there was only the 17mm stand out focal length but the 17-40 and 24-105 lens were basically equal in usage with 70-200 third, motorsport was 300mm plus. Model photography 70-200 followed by 24-105.

I will get the 100-400 at some stage, interesting that sigma have just released 60-600 so will see what those reviews look like.

The key fact is I need to get out more :)

The reason I suggested the 50mm is that is the lens with closest outlook of the human eye (on full frame). So perhaps dp some exercises where you throw on the 50 f1:4 and do some landscapes. Don't worry too much about filters, you can fix stuff in the digital darkroom in camera raw.

The 1:4 will give you depth of field ranging from razor blade thin, to from here to eternity and in all honesty, that is one of the main creative tools you have in your box. So do a close up of the tree with a soft harbour background, or do the opposite, get the harbour in focus and a soft tree in the foreground to see how it all works, for example. That is why I work mainly in aperture priority

When you get home then you can play with crops and developing techniques in whatever software you use, even layers and HDR if you wish, to produce whatever it is that satisfys what you are trying to achieve.

When you have mastered landscapes on the 50mm you will then get great landscapes on the zooms. BTW the 50mm is a prime lens.


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Sep 30, 2018 00:53 |  #8775

Went for a bit of a fly this morning....


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