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    1. 11-24-2011 06:48 PM #1026
      My favourite lens now is the the 50mm 1.8G
      A steal at $200 and super sharp with creamy bokeh.
      Only wished they made an equivalent 35mm in the same price bracket.

    2. 11-24-2011 08:13 PM #1027
      that is well priced. i think my 50 1.4G cost around $380 just over a year ago.
      i also picked-up a 50mm 1.2 AI-S, although i haven't had a chance to use it yet.

    3. 11-24-2011 08:41 PM #1028
      you too busy!!!

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      11-24-2011 09:01 PM #1029
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Finally saved the pennies for a Canon 70-200m IS USM II 2.8.

      Early indications are
      One of the best glass around.
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      11-26-2011 10:06 PM #1030
      How do I get a natural skin tone back after the camera makes everyone look yellow. I imagine it's the white balance.

      I was shown how to do it in the Ted's camera course, but it was using Lightroom and RAW images.
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      11-26-2011 10:21 PM #1031
      You dont use the canon raw software? You can adjust there.

    7. 11-26-2011 10:31 PM #1032
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      I imagine it's the white balance.
      Yep. You need to either select the correct white balance for the light, or set Auto White Balance if you think the camera can do it itself.

      If it's like my 5D, there is an AF/WB button on the top plate.

      If it is already set to AWB, and it isn't working, try tinkering with different WB settings until you get what you want.

      Or just shoot raw and fix it in post processing...

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      11-26-2011 10:54 PM #1033
      Ah yep... Forgot. Auto doesnt do RAW... iPhoto on Mac is what I use when I'm too lazy to photoshop :-P

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      11-26-2011 11:12 PM #1034
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      One of the best glass around.
      The thing that's surprised me is the quality of the headshots. I only really wanted it for (work and) sporting pics, but it's proving valuable for close ups too.





      In relation to the white balance issue, I just spoke to my neighbour who knows what he's doing. He said that the reason why the auto function is no good under a fluro light is that they flicker on and off many times a second. So the AWB is sometimes activated under light and sometimes not, resulting in blue or green pics (as above).

      He says if I use the fluro setting at least the pics will be consistent to change in post production.
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      11-27-2011 05:14 AM #1035
      Been tinkering with new camera. I think i have a lot to learn.

      Sculptures by sea.


      Late sunset over the valley in St Albans.


      BBQ!

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      11-27-2011 05:52 AM #1036
      Nice Monkey. How far out of town is St Albans?
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      11-27-2011 04:05 PM #1037
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Nice Monkey. How far out of town is St Albans?
      It's about 1.5-2hrs from Bondi. (Depends on the car ferry getting over the hawkesbusy river) Whole new world out there though, has been forgotten in a time warp.

      St Albans

    13. 11-28-2011 12:22 AM #1038
      Spent the weekend on an island 1 hour south of Port Moresby, lots of wallabies running around and happy with some sunset shots. I decided to put up with my old tripod which was my dads, an old Velbon, straight away I knew this to be a mistake as one of the legs wont tighten. I had to do a bodge job of bandaids to stop the leg collapsing. Will maybe post some photos tonight. 3 hour delay leaving Moresby, then stop in Brissy and another 1/2 delay cause some peanut couldnt read the time right and and boarded the plane late.

      Matt that lens is a ripper, I use it to take Rugby photos with a friends canon setup.

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      11-28-2011 12:31 AM #1039
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      The thing that's surprised me is the quality of the headshots. I only really wanted it for (work and) sporting pics, but it's proving valuable for close ups too.
      If you watch Australia's Next Top Model, like Todd and Timmeh, you'll notice fashion photographers often use zoom lenses for close ups. They work well for car shots too, where you want to isolate a single subject.

      That's because they tend to shorten the depth of an image (not very well explained, I don't mean depth of field, although they can help with that too) and because it tends to better isolate the subject, it also allows for nice background/foreground bokeh (your first pic is a good example of this where you've focused only on Lily).

      However, the bokeh is also helped by a larger aperture (smaller ƒ stop number), with the lens being ƒ2.8 it's always going to help. For a more convenient walk around lens the 50mm ƒ1.8 should also achieve similar results to the pics you posted.

      Hopefully the more learned snappers will agree with my theory.

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      11-28-2011 02:15 AM #1040
      Quote Originally Posted by FL00DY View Post
      Spent the weekend on an island 1 hour south of Port Moresby..
      Loloata??

      Quote Originally Posted by FL00DY View Post
      3 hour delay leaving Moresby
      Nothing unusual there...

    16. 11-28-2011 04:17 AM #1041
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Loloata??



      Nothing unusual there...
      Yeah Loloata.

      We got on the plane, taxi'd out then some alarms were going off so we went back and had to change planes. If they didnt have the spare sitting there, would have been another night.

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      11-28-2011 05:32 AM #1042
      Did you do a couple of dives?? Wish I'd had the waterproof enclosure for my S95 before I went... Snap all the seahorses n fish n shiit..

    18. 11-28-2011 05:59 AM #1043
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Did you do a couple of dives?? Wish I'd had the waterproof enclosure for my S95 before I went... Snap all the seahorses n fish n shiit..
      No I didnt get any diving done, never given it a go. Was mostly looking for a place to finish my working week. Mostly went for photography and did some snorkelling. Nice place, wouldnt mind going back. Met some interesting people there, including a cute german med student

    19. 11-28-2011 05:20 PM #1044
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      it tends to better isolate the subject, it also allows for nice background/foreground bokeh
      lots of examples in here....

      http://mpd.smugmug.com/Cars/MotorClassica-11

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      11-28-2011 09:27 PM #1045
      Just got meself a used Mk1 1Ds + a brand new 550ex flash for $250.
      The camera is well used (obviously) but I still think it is a good deal.

      Now it's time to get some glass to suit a full-frame.
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    21. 11-28-2011 09:46 PM #1046
      holy ****balls that's a good deal. where did you get that from, and do they have any more?

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      11-28-2011 10:08 PM #1047
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      holy ****balls that's a good deal. where did you get that from, and do they have any more?
      Nah, sorry mate. Our guys at AFR photographics were getting rid of their 8yo stock. Only had about 5 for sale. All were gone within first 10 minutes.
      “I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime” - Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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      11-30-2011 08:26 PM #1048

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      11-30-2011 10:17 PM #1049
      Wow!

      “I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime” - Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    25. 11-30-2011 10:52 PM #1050
      I did one of those this morning.

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