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Post your best photos.
ADon't worry this thread isn't all about posting great photography, we can talk about aspects of the hobby too.

Right now i'm eagerly waiting for a refurbished EOS Rebel T3i to arrive. I ordered it for super cheap off of Canon's website. Truthfully I had been holding off for a full 35mm frame sensor DSLR like the 5D mark III, but decided to jump on the T3i and wait for the 5Ds to get cheaper.

But now since I have a cropped sensor camera on the way I am debating if I should buy a second lens. The T3i comes with a Refurbished EF-S 17 to 55mm zoom, but with the size of the sensor being so small a 17mm wide angle has to be multiplied by 1.6 to get the true wide angle value of around 28mm.

I hear canon makes an excellent 10 to 22mm Ultra Wide zoom, but it is also an EF-S mount lens which means that is is not compatible with Canon's full frame DSLRs. Since the EF-S lenses go deeper into the camera body than the EF lenses the EF-S lens will block the 35mm DSLRs mirror from rising which makes it impossible to use on a full frame camera even though the mount itself is almost exactly the same as an EF mount.

So I'm asking myself the question: Do I really want to double the amount of money I spent on this camera for a lens that will allow me to shoot in my favorite range (wide angle) even though I won't be able to use this lens when I upgrade to a full frame sensor camera sometime in the future?
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That's not true of all EF-S lenses, for the sake of it (it could be for this one, I don't know).  The biggest problem generally is that they are just too small to cover the sensor on a full frame, so you get a vignetted/toilet roll effect.

What were you using before?  Can it not be adapted?

I'd give the 17-55 a try before you splash out on anything else.  I'm not a wide angle fan particularly,  So perhaps that's why, but  I do find the Tamron of those lengths I've got plenty wide enough on the ol 60D.

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Bought a used Canon 5D MkII off of a friend and slapped on the 50mm fixed lens I'd already been using with the Rebel T2i.

These are some photos I took of my family on a holiday outing to... the ballet.

AH, THE BALLET...

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Doo doo dodododo doo doo dooooo do!  THIS WILL BE ANOTHER MONSTER POST.

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More 5D mkII action for the holidays!
"... take the shot."
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Mcnooj, what ISO where you using for the post of the people on the stairs. Particularly the one with the guy in the black suit going away from you. It looks like you have film grain in it and that's amazing! I wish I had pix to post. *sigh*

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Looks like that particular photo was taken at an ISO of 1000.  But I made some changes in Lightroom, so the original RAW file didn't look like that.

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AAs always Mcnooj, I am not worthy.

Simply amazing...
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Indeed. The mild cavalier-ness with focus and a little motion is refreshing to see (too many obsessed with pure technical achievements sometimes these days.  Probably just the circles I wander in).  Sounds like faint praise I know, but oh well.

Raw noise is actually pretty alright, based on my brief fiddling, despite 'noise' being a dirty word vs grain particularly.  It doesn't hurt much making it show a little, I find.

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Oh, I LOVE noise and grain.

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These are really gorgeous, Tim and Nooj. 

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Some great new photos in here.

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Oh, I LOVE noise and grain.

Mah man.

On this one...

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...apart from the nice texture from all those screens being awesome, you appear to have put a vignette on.  But is it some extra colour shifting vignette, or a gradient and vignette on the top, or a radial gradient of some kind?  (I'm just trying to figure it out.  Whatever the case I now have to start doing all of the above, just because)

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The full frame sensor on the 5d MkII and the 50mm prime lens already puts on a natural radial vignette.  But I'm sure I adjusted the RAW file to increase that natural vignette as I was putting on some color shifting.  I toy with it until I like it.  Not always sure what I do!

I LOVE Lightroom.  Just makes it so quick and easy!

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Cheers.  Yeah  I wouldn't mind playing with it some time I think.  Photoshop does pretty much everything it can do, but it's not exactly at your fingertips to say the least.

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I saw The Darkness Monday night.

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Couple that I took using my phone while on holiday in Mount Maunganui.

The first one is Pohutekawa trees growing at the foot of the mount.  They are such a strange, alien looking tree with their spindliness.  I came around a bend in the path and it was like I'd been transported to another world.

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The second one is just my kids looking at the sea on the beach.  I have this weird obsession with photos of my kids looking away, it's all gone a bit Inception.

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Ooooh, I like the one of your kids! The fact that there's nothing but ocean in it makes for some interesting thoughts.

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I normally can't take a photo to save my life, but these don't completely suck:

This was taken after a storm. The sky turned a weird yellow/green. The photo really doesn't capture the color of the sky that evening, it looked surreal.

These two were my attempt at taking photos at night. The blurriness makes them look much cooler than I intended.

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Trip to LA LA LAND.

Huntington Library:

(these were shot with the 5d mkII... FULL FRAME!!!)

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AI visited the San Diego Zoo last week and only now really got around to looking at my photos. I was lucky, the weather was perfect and all the animals were up and about. I just wish I had brought my DLSR and not my little compact Canon SX230. I lost a lot of good shots because the damn thing kept on focusing on the foreground foliage.

Here is a Meerkat haloed by the sun.

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A California Condor with a face only a mother could love. Seriously though I think I found Jim Henson's main influence for the Skeksis in Dark Crystal.

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An Arctic Fox drifting off in the afternoon sun.

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I'm not sure what bird this is, I just like the way it turned to loo back at me.

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And the obligatory panda photo.

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AThat condor is so badass.
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I love the full frame image - it's so lush.  Sony has a new camera with full frame and a Zeiss lens that I covet but I'm not ready to break my streak of inheriting hand-me-downs.  Smile  Meanwhile, I took a trip to Arizona recently and took a lot of pics.  Here are a couple that turned out...

ps. Everything posted above is gorgeous.  You guys really have an eye.

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Is that the way cacti normally grow? That's really cool! What time of day was this? It's a funny brownish green.

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Yeah, they're called Suaro cacti.  I'm not sure I got the color exactly right.  My camera washes everything out so I tried to tweak the exposure in photoshop.  It was late in the day so the light was an umber color. 

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AI love both of those yt. The color looks fine to my eyes and that second shot is amazing. You got the moon in the perfect place top third of the photo, great composition skills.


I usually have to rely on finding the correct composition when I do my cropping after I get back from a day out with my camera.
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Thanks, guys, and Tim K, that's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me about my fledgling photography.  It means a lot. Smile

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Splurged on a new lens, so I took my camera in to work (prop house) to play around with it a bit.  Took a few shots I liked.

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Grace, those are incredible!  What a cool job, and I love the faces, which manage to be blank and expressive at the same time. 

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Thanks!  Yeah, fake dead people make great practice models.

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AHoly cow Grace! (In a good way.)

What lens did you get?
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This little guy:  http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Standard-Med...B00009XVCZ

My first 50mm lens.  Almost went with the 1.8 because Canon's got such a good price on it, but I figured it was better to spend more now than wish I'd spent more later.  That, or I'm a sucker.

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This little guy:  http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Standard-Med...B00009XVCZ

My first 50mm lens.  Almost went with the 1.8 because Canon's got such a good price on it, but I figured it was better to spend more now than wish I'd spent more later.  That, or I'm a sucker.

That's the exact 50 I'm using!

Which is really the go-to lens for portraits.

These are from a shoot I got to stand around in last month.

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That's the exact 50 I'm using!

Which is really the go-to lens for portraits.

Awesome. I feel much better about my purchase knowing it's mcnooj-approved.

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AI love how digital has made professional movie sets look ridiculous.

That zoom lens on the camera in your photo is bigger than the camera body and probably twice as heavy and 5 times as expensive.

Just goes to show that having a possible 8k image is no substitute for having good glass pointing at your subject, the same goes for a good portrait lens for a DSLR. (Yes it seems the field is moving into 8k even though 4K has yet to be adopted for use in theaters and in the home)
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You know what sucks though?  With all that equipment, they were shooting at 29.97 fps.  Microsoft imposed standard.

UNNNGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!  MORONS!!!

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