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    1. 05-06-2012 08:15 PM #1471
      Got your email Matt, can't seem to open the pics at work though, will have a look tonight.

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      05-07-2012 12:48 AM #1472
      Cool thanks.

      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      you won't get vignetting with the 1.2 on a crop sensor, if anything you're LESS likely to get vignetting on a crop sensor with any lens.
      Of course. I think they're quite expensive though. I'll have a look.

      Also, talking about expense, I've made a bet with someone that may mean I lose my 60D. While I immediately felt a bit of remorse, it soon subsided when I started reading reviews about the 5D Mk III.
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      05-07-2012 03:22 AM #1473
      What's the issue you're trying to address Matt?? Problems shooting indoors?? What ISO are you shooting at?

      Going from 50mm f/1.8 on a crop sensor to 85mm f/1.2 on full frame virtually only gains you a single stop of light, nothing more, but brings with it the difficulty of shallower depth of field for focus. You can gain that extra stop just by doubling your ISO from 200 to 400 or 400 to 800 and maintaining the same shutter speed to freeze action like swimmers. Deal with the extra noise in post...

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      05-07-2012 04:50 AM #1474
      On a side note.. Anyone used one of these??

      http://english.benro.cn/CpListTA1.as...&ProductId=988

    5. 05-07-2012 06:21 AM #1475
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      What's the issue you're trying to address Matt?? Problems shooting indoors?? What ISO are you shooting at?
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      Matt sent me some of the photos to have a look at, looks like the lighting in the swimming centre is REALLY bad. A flash might help, and/or a fast lens, but it looks like quite dim discharge lighting, which is about as difficult as it gets.

    6. 05-07-2012 06:15 PM #1476
      bugger, decided to buy the 400/2.8 IS that was BIN on ebay for $5k this morning, only to find someone else had the same thought overnight. Probably a good thing....

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      05-08-2012 03:56 AM #1477


      Had this arrive today. Still awaiting my full frame body to go with it...

      If anyone wants to know which Sydney based Nikon-only authorised dealer has tempting prices, and is happy to charge your card last Thursday, and then goes and sells your camera to a walk-in on Saturday before they ship it, then makes excuses about not getting stock in when they thought they would, just let me know...

    8. 05-08-2012 06:23 AM #1478
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      bugger, decided to buy the 400/2.8 IS that was BIN on ebay for $5k this morning, only to find someone else had the same thought overnight. Probably a good thing....
      Holy crap, that's super cheap for glass of that magnitude and f-stop!

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      05-08-2012 06:36 AM #1479
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      bugger, decided to buy the 400/2.8 IS that was BIN on ebay for $5k this morning, only to find someone else had the same thought overnight. Probably a good thing....
      BIN?

    10. 05-08-2012 07:14 AM #1480
      Buy It Now.

      It was probably about 1500-2000 below the going rate for a good second hand one.

      There's another on there for ~$5600 BIN, but it's very rough, and pickup only (in Sydney)

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      05-08-2012 07:41 AM #1481
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      What's the issue you're trying to address Matt?? Problems shooting indoors?? What ISO are you shooting at?

      Going from 50mm f/1.8 on a crop sensor to 85mm f/1.2 on full frame virtually only gains you a single stop of light, nothing more, but brings with it the difficulty of shallower depth of field for focus. You can gain that extra stop just by doubling your ISO from 200 to 400 or 400 to 800 and maintaining the same shutter speed to freeze action like swimmers. Deal with the extra noise in post...
      I was shooting at 1600 in the pool on Saturday. Micky had an interesting suggestion and that was to allow a bit of blurriness in the arms etc provided the head's sharply in focus. I guess that may mean tracking, which is a skill set in itself.

      "Deal with the extra noise in post..." I wouldn't know where to start with that. I've accepted in the last two days that I have to bite the bullet with Lr and stick my hand in my pocket. Shooting in RAW has reared its ugly head too, given the white balance problems I've been having.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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      05-08-2012 07:43 AM #1482
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      Matt sent me some of the photos to have a look at, looks like the lighting in the swimming centre is REALLY bad. A flash might help, and/or a fast lens, but it looks like quite dim discharge lighting, which is about as difficult as it gets.
      You know I had a flash with me and didn't use it because I didn't think I could bounce the light off anything. The roof is too high. In hindsight, I probably should have pointed it directly towards the swimmers, it's not as though I would have had problems with red-eyes.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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    13. 05-08-2012 07:47 AM #1483
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      I was shooting at 1600 in the pool on Saturday. Micky had an interesting suggestion and that was to allow a bit of blurriness in the arms etc provided the head's sharply in focus. I guess that may mean tracking, which is a skill set in itself.

      "Deal with the extra noise in post..." I wouldn't know where to start with that. I've accepted in the last two days that I have to bite the bullet with Lr and stick my hand in my pocket. Shooting in RAW has reared its ugly head too, given the white balance problems I've been having.
      Sounds like someone needs some tuition at the WAY school of photography

    14. 05-08-2012 07:50 AM #1484
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      I was shooting at 1600 in the pool on Saturday.
      almost all of those shots you sent me were at 6400 (63 of the 74), hence the noise.
      if you're panning with the 70-200, put the IS on mode 2 (switch on the lens), it stabilizes in one direction only then - specifically for panning.

      I'm not sure if the flash will or won't help, but it's definately worth a try. Look up 2nd curtain sync as well (in the flash manual) and enable that, otherwise any blur will be in front of the movement instead of behind, which looks odd.

    15. 05-08-2012 09:24 AM #1485
      matt, it will be easier to start racing cars again..

    16. 05-08-2012 06:44 PM #1486
      and cheaper

    17. 05-08-2012 07:00 PM #1487
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      and cheaper
      haha.

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      05-08-2012 07:45 PM #1488
      Had it on mode 2, just checked. Not sure I was even attempting to pan though. I wonder if you can even do that with swimming because even a swimmer's head will be rotating.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      matt, it will be easier to start racing cars again..
      Be not afraid of moving slowly. Be only afraid of standing still.
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      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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    19. 05-08-2012 09:32 PM #1489
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Be not afraid of moving slowly. Be only afraid of standing still.

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      05-08-2012 09:43 PM #1490
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      05-09-2012 03:03 AM #1491
      Teds in Canberra pull thru again...


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      05-09-2012 06:44 AM #1492
      I FX...


    23. 05-10-2012 04:15 AM #1493
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Teds in Canberra pull thru again...

      Nice! Must be a good deal now that the D800 is around.
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      05-15-2012 08:53 PM #1494
      Anyone here have a Canon S100?

    25. 05-15-2012 08:57 PM #1495
      got an S95, VERY good camera, and the S100 is apparently a good improvement.

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      05-15-2012 09:11 PM #1496
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      Anyone here have a Canon S100?
      I heard there's some bloke in Dubai selling them for $200.

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      05-15-2012 09:33 PM #1497
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      got an S95, VERY good camera, and the S100 is apparently a good improvement.
      Can you do the colour filter thing in my colours option like my old Ixus did?

      How does a S100 compare to a Sx260?

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      05-17-2012 05:01 AM #1498
      Quote Originally Posted by burn.gti View Post
      Nice! Must be a good deal now that the D800 is around.
      Yeah, for a full frame sensor in essentially a pro level body with tank like build (compared to the D90), and 3 years of legit Aus warranty, I'm happy. $2399 in the end, and a far cry from the $4k+ they were going for in 09/10. It was cheaper from Teds locally than from DigitalRev or other (decent) HK sellers too. In the end, I was looking at the D7000 for $1400 or full frame for another grand.. D800 is overkill for me in MP and price.

      Interesting tale of my DX gear sales...

      D90 sold on fleabay for $480, so lost about 2/3rds value over 3 years. About what I expected..

      AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8 sold for $220, paid $340 for it new 3 years ago. Relatively happy with that..

      AF-S DX 16-85mm has sat on fleabay for over 10 cumulative days (been relisted) at $399 with 12 watchers but not a single bidder.. New they're going for over $1k locally or $900+ from HK. Seems this lens is the total opposite of the 35mm 1.8 and has become either worthless or no-one is looking for one. Not really sure why no-one wants this as it's got great optics, and while it's pricey new, I figured it was good value at $400..
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      05-17-2012 05:41 AM #1499
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    30. 05-17-2012 07:34 AM #1500
      never mind the quality, look at the price!

      they are beyond rubbish.

      some samples here:
      http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...103319&page=15

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      05-22-2012 10:40 AM #1501
      Bought the s100 for 380 which wasn't bad but this is an awesome camera and hitting myself why I didn't buy it sooner

      Question there is a mode called miniature mode which blurs everything in the back ground and focuses the detail on the object you are shooting.

      Is this the same as how people do it with dslr cameras or is there another method?

      Sorry for the noob question

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      05-22-2012 06:39 PM #1502
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      Question there is a mode called miniature mode which blurs everything in the back ground and focuses the detail on the object you are shooting.

      Is this the same as how people do it with dslr cameras or is there another method?

      Sorry for the noob question
      No, it's called "Macro" which produces a very small depth of field. On SLR cameras you'd need a special macro lens that would allow you to do that.
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    33. 05-22-2012 08:29 PM #1503
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      Question there is a mode called miniature mode which blurs everything in the back ground and focuses the detail on the object you are shooting.

      Is this the same as how people do it with dslr cameras or is there another method?
      This is there to create the effect recently popularised that makes everything look like it was taken of miniature scale toys with a tilt/shift lens. It's not macro.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_faking

    34. 05-22-2012 09:41 PM #1504
      I wanted to say it was there for you to take self portraits Costa, but that would be mean.

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      05-26-2012 10:36 PM #1505
      Anyone used the Sigma 120-300mm 2.8 OS??

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