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Old 06-13-2008, 06:44 AM
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Bahh, I'm still stuck with my kit lenses. They're impossible to sell, or give away. Anyone with the same camera or camera brand gets the same lenses out of the box. One of these days I'll just retire them to the closet. Not much else I can do with them.
Ultimately, I intend to replace them all with 2.8 fixed or better. I shoot in full manual, so the variable aperture makes them more difficult to use when I'm shooting a wedding or some other fast paced event (I have to adjust both instead of leaving the aperture set to something specific), and the 4.0 and higher F-stops are terrible in low lighting. If you don't have a tripod set up and ready, you can count on motion blur in 60% of the shots you take, because the best shutter speed you can get (in low lighting that is) is about 1/10th of a second if you crank up the ISO ... which, of course, gives you noise (despite the books that say you can get away with 1600 ISO).
My overhead flash fixes the problem nicely ... but churches don't usually allow flash photography or tripods. So it's a monopod and a steady hand more often than not.

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Old 06-13-2008, 07:26 AM
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don't even get me started about poor lighting and noise!!! I hate it! I manage to avoid it completely only with nice strong light or flash!
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:50 AM
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Again ... if you're shooting a wedding inside a church with low lighting and no flash photography allowed, there's not much you can do. The best solution is a 2.8 fixed aperture or better.
But then you still have problems with certain shots if you're not careful. If you set the aperture to 2.8 and leave it there, every shot you take is going to have a shallow depth of field, and you may get the bride and groom, but the minister is going to be out of focus. So you end up having to turn the F-stop back up anyway.
It can be really frustrating.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:57 AM
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Shot this on Monday and processed it this morning. Used a Leaf back on a Cambo. Output from raw with Lightroom and processed in CS3. Not much processing really. Hiraloam sharpening and curves in Lab. A little dust and there it is.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:25 AM
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This looks so beautifull! like a postcard! where is this place?
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:49 AM
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It is in the province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa close to the border with Lesotho. A world heritage site partly due to the large amount of rock art in the area but also due to the spectacular natural beauty.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:05 AM
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you are living in the great place to practice your photography
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:12 PM
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I would love to see a panorama shot of this place.. hint... hint...

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Shot this on Monday and processed it this morning. Used a Leaf back on a Cambo. Output from raw with Lightroom and processed in CS3. Not much processing really. Hiraloam sharpening and curves in Lab. A little dust and there it is.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:42 PM
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hello, I photographed the model days ago and today I treated and I set up that newsletter for my customers. http://www.zero3design.com/news/29/

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Old 06-27-2008, 05:42 AM
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hello, I photographed the model days ago and today I treated and I set up that newsletter for my customers. http://www.zero3design.com/news/29/
Wonderfully intense eye contact through the glasses!
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