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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:21 am 
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more pictures in my Blog >> http://xyz-qatar.blogspot.com/

powered by 450D -- im just a noob ^_^


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:31 am 
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Really love #2 (+#3 wich is equal to #2). The water-tail is very impressive and gives a good isolation from the background.
Not sure though whether the shot is optimally sharp at 1/640 sec shutter speed.
Which lens did you use?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:05 pm 
@Thomas

Thank you for the warm welcome. And thank you for Camera Labs, before i bought my 450D 3 days ago, i read the review here that made me choose the 450D.

I used the 18-55mm kit lens for this shot.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:07 pm 
a little help and suggestion will be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:04 pm 
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Was the action close to you, or did you have to crop in post-processing a lot to get image #2?
Perhaps a tele-zoom like the Nikon 55-200 VR or Nikon 70-300 VR could get closer crops.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:45 pm 
The subject is nice. Photo 2 (and 3) could do with a little more brightness. And the white balance of the last one is definitely off. The colours should be cooler. Try a higher colour temperature with your photo editing software.

And a warm welcome of course.

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P.S. Is your camera clock/time zone set correctly? The EXIF time might indicate it's not.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:29 pm 
@Thomas

The action was very far, my lens was zoom out, then when i process the photo, i crop it then i adjusted the brightness. This shot was taken around 130PM here in Qatar, the sun was so bright.

Any suggestion for a good Canon lens, for this kind of action? Can i use this Nikon 55-200 VR or Nikon 70-300 VR for my 450D?

@Cam-I-Am

Thank you. Im still playing with my lightroom, trying to figure it out.


Appreciated your comments guys ^_^


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Ooops, sorry! Forgot you're a Canonite :D
Sure, there's the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM IS for your needs

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:01 pm 
Hi

I recently bought the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM. This is an incredible telephoto lens, and since it's aperture is a constant f/4 across the whole focal length, it is a very fast lens, which is good for action photography.

If your budget is larger than mine, I would recommend you to get that same lens but with Imagine Stabilization (IS), or better still, get the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM, which is even faster, has IS and I think is also weather sealed.

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Don't forget the Sigma 70-200 F/2.8 ;)
See my review in the user reviews section (if it's even in your budget, of course).

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I'd striclty vote for stabilized lenses when you get a tele-zoom.
It might not be of consequence when you shoot fast-paced sports in bright sunlight, but under worse lighting conditions and slower subjects it's a must-have! Unless you always carry a tripod of course...

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I beg to differ. I've shot both portraits and nature with my 70-200. Nature: bump the ISO a bit, come on, D90 sensor. Portraits: shutter speed doesn't matter anymore if you use flashes. :)

Yes, it's nice to have, but essential: nah.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:22 pm 
Thank you for all the suggestion, i guess i have to start saving for the lens, maybe i will buy one this December, i hope they have here in Qatar.

For now i need a lens which i can use everywhere, so i will not carry alot of stuff when i do my practice shooting.


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