f4L IS would be the choice for me. unless you're doing a lot of action in lowlight, the extra stop of aperture won't be worth the additional coin. it's lighter and sharp as a tack.Rowdy wrote:So.. it's time for a good telephoto zoom. I'm stuck between the canon 70-200f2.8 and the f4L with IS. Anyone care to comment? Wish I could afford the 2.8L IS II.... but thats some serious coin and some serious heft..
I've got the same setup. PM me if you've got any questions.Old Dog Flying wrote:I`ve just purchased the Nikon D5000 kit with the 18-55 and 70-300 mm lenses and still trying to figure out all of the bloody buttons. I upgraded from a Nikon 8700 which I still use for model aircraft photography.
And I have a very oldd Canon AE-1 for sale if you can find 35mm film.
Barney Old Dog learning new tricks
all_ramped_up wrote:f4L IS would be the choice for me. unless you're doing a lot of action in lowlight, the extra stop of aperture won't be worth the additional coin. it's lighter and sharp as a tack.Rowdy wrote:So.. it's time for a good telephoto zoom. I'm stuck between the canon 70-200f2.8 and the f4L with IS. Anyone care to comment? Wish I could afford the 2.8L IS II.... but thats some serious coin and some serious heft..
Bought it Best coin I've spent on glass so far. why I didnt do it sooner is beyond me...
I've got a Mir-1V 37mm f/2.8 that's manual focus and it's fantastic. It's almost bang on to your unaided field of view so it's pretty much WYSIWYG shooting.
I didnt realise just how sharp this thing was gonna be.. (shot with the new 50 f1.4, which i also reallllyyy like)
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Ohhhhh someones bringing in L series lens money now!Rowdy wrote:
Let's kick the tires, and light the fires.... SHIT! FIRE! EMERGENCY CHECKLIST!
What sort of bag/pack are you using to transport your expensive goodies?
I'm sniffing around for something to carry the SLR and the laptop (only 13" size) but most I've found are quite large and would be a little awkward hauling around with work....
It's only now just getting to be too small for me but it's been on many a Twin Otter ride and fits behind the seat nicely.
Of course you can always drop some coin one a Lowepro pack and you can't go wrong with them.
If space is limited or I'm on a day trip I'll take a smaller bag which can hold a body with a telephoto lens attached, plus has room for whichever second lens I think I'll use and a couple basic accessories. If space is really limited I have an even smaller bag which can just hold a body and large lens and room for a filter and a few other basics.
A combination of a big bag to hold everything, plus a small bag to keep close by in the plane or for short trips, would be quite versatile. Lowepro bags are very good although I've had a few issues with zippers. I think most of the larger new ones have a space for a laptop.
Seriously though.. I bought an amazing backpack that fits all my gear, is super stealthy, incredibly comfortable and fairly space conscious. I'll post a pic when I get a better connection..
Yes! Actually I recently started shooting medium format after being exclusively digital for a couple years.garf_II wrote:hey, I guess this is part intro (new to AC-hello!), part response
any film shooters on here?
I shoot both myself, but mostly still using medium format film.
I just got my first couple rolls back that I ran through a Lubitel 166V TLR and also acquired a 2x3 Sheet Film Graflex Century Graphic that I'll be using.
Even though the TLR had a light leak (easily found and sealed)... I am hooked on 120!
Incredibly inconspicuous and zips from the `back`side. I`ve got my 70-200, 50mm, 28mm, 10-24, lensbaby, a flash, a stack of filters and a couple remotes in there and theres room for another small prime.
I know it might be late of a reply, but to staighten the image in PS, use the ruler, draw a line on the horizon or wherever to that would get the image straight, go in edit, image rotation and choose arbitrary. that will rotate your image as per the line you drew with the ruler. Then crop the image to get ride of the black (or whatever color is defined as your background).
Hope this helps.
Rowdy wrote:Looking at getting some ND filters.. dont know too too much about them. Wanting mostly to blur water movement during daylight. Anyone care to shed some light (pun intended) on what I'm looking for?
Cokin 'P' System.
Get the filter holder and the square filters. much more versatile than the screw on ones.
I got my hands on this "Landscape Photography" magazine for the Sydney-Port aux Basques Ferry ride that had talked a lot about ND and GradND filters. Might be able to dig it up at Chapters.