FAB 5D2 CAPTURES MALE GIVING BIRTH!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Dec 16, 2008.

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    Annika1980, Dec 16, 2008
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    tconway Guest

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    Noons Guest

    Annika1980 wrote,on my timestamp of 17/12/2008 5:44 AM:

    Really interesting stuff! Keep the original so you can
    redo when you get the means to do it?
     
    Noons, Dec 16, 2008
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    Alright, who logged on as Noons?

    Sarah, is that you, sweetie?
     
    Annika1980, Dec 17, 2008
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    Helen Guest



    If you mean Sarah Palin, that would be the wrong "continent". LOL.
     
    Helen, Dec 17, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Annika1980 wrote,on my timestamp of 17/12/2008 11:15 AM:

    No one. It's me. But since you have your usual
    cowardly attitude of hiding behind a minor,
    I'll add some comments.
    Do you have another video with the animal in focus?
    Because that one sucks with the focusing...
    Also: can you get a better tripod next time?
    Cripes, that one shakes so much its hard to keep
    the eye on the screen. Or perhaps it's another of your
    "handheld" shots, after a few too many, with the
    400/4?
    There, happy now?
     
    Noons, Dec 17, 2008
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    Tripods are for wimps.
    Welcome back.
    (Tell Sarah to call me.)
     
    Annika1980, Dec 17, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Annika1980 wrote,on my timestamp of 17/12/2008 4:21 PM:

    Is that what they call DT sufferers now?
    BWAHAHAHA! You're too decrepit for
    her, dirty old man.
     
    Noons, Dec 17, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Annika1980 wrote,on my timestamp of 17/12/2008 11:41 AM:

    Very nice. Will have to look at it with the big screen
    at work, but it looks good for a single frame.
    If only it could take moving cam shots without the
    image looking like jello, and it could use apertures
    and focus properly...
    Ah well: a real video camera will stay the better alternative.
    But in a jiffy, that is certainly very good imagery.
     
    Noons, Dec 17, 2008
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    I think you are confusing the 5D2 with Nikon's D90 Jellocam.

    I'm guessing that some of the jittery movements were probably caused
    by people using lenses with the IS engaged. There are ways to trick
    the camera into using wider apertures, but outside of using a separate
    monitor I don't know any way to properly focus track a moving subject.
    Even the superb LCD screen on the back of the Fab 5D2 is too small to
    make any critical focus adjustments.
     
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    I think you are confusing the 5D2 with Nikon's D90 Jellocam.

    I'm guessing that some of the jittery movements were probably caused
    by people using lenses with the IS engaged. There are ways to trick
    the camera into using wider apertures, but outside of using a separate
    monitor I don't know any way to properly focus track a moving subject.
    Even the superb LCD screen on the back of the Fab 5D2 is too small to
    make any critical focus adjustments.


    This is where lens selection and lighting will become critical.

    If one can manually select a smaller aperture, hyperfocal techniques will
    yield plenty of room for subjects to move around in without moving out of
    focus.

    Also, if you know that your subject is going to be in focus at, let's say,
    around 10 feet, a mobile cameraman could produce some interesting stuff by
    just tagging along at that distance as the subject does his or her thing.

    Good Luck,
    Dudley
     
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    Hey Dudley, I thought of you when I was shooting some video the other
    day. Once you start recording you are sort of "working in the dark"
    at least when it comes to focusing. It gave me an appreciation for
    the work that you must do to get your pics.

    I shall try some of the hyperfocal focusing techniques you mentioned
    in my next shoot. The Catch-22 is that the 5D2's big advantage over
    most camcorders is the ability to shoot wide open, but if you try that
    then focusing on moving subjects becomes next to impossible. But in
    an aquarium situation I'm never gonna be able to follow focus so a
    smaller aperture like you suggest will probably give the best results.
     
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Hey Dudley, I thought of you when I was shooting some video the other
    day. Once you start recording you are sort of "working in the dark"
    at least when it comes to focusing. It gave me an appreciation for
    the work that you must do to get your pics.

    I shall try some of the hyperfocal focusing techniques you mentioned
    in my next shoot. The Catch-22 is that the 5D2's big advantage over
    most camcorders is the ability to shoot wide open, but if you try that
    then focusing on moving subjects becomes next to impossible. But in
    an aquarium situation I'm never gonna be able to follow focus so a
    smaller aperture like you suggest will probably give the best results.



    Similarily, if you opt for a longer lens, step back and zoom in, your DOF
    should increase while maintaining pretty much the same relative image size,
    although the overall perspective will tend to go a bit flat.

    But, it might give you more room to work...

    Good Luck,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Dec 17, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Annika1980 wrote,on my timestamp of 18/12/2008 1:34 AM:
    I think you are confusing the web-cam, static camera shots done
    by ALL published 5d2 videos - without exception - with the
    shaky shots done with the d90 for the purpose of showing
    how bad ANY shuttterless camera will be.

    Here is a test: pick your 5d2, point it at a static object,
    then shake the hell out of the camera while taking a video.
    Then dare publish the resulting video.
    No? Case closed, then. Nothing to do with the d90.

    Or simply shaking the camera, period?

    That is indeed a problem. But doesn't detract from using the
    camera within its limits and getting good results.
     
    Noons, Dec 17, 2008
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    155 MB.


    Yeah, to stop the video you have to hit the Set button on the back of
    the camera. This is out of reach with just the normal right hand
    grip. I'd like to see them put the button where you could get to it
    easily or at least make the buttons customizable.
     
    Annika1980, Dec 18, 2008
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    Helen Guest


    Even viewing the low-res version, it's an incredible video to watch.
    The colors are vibrant and I found the detail to be amazing especially
    since you didn't use a tripod.
    I love seahorses. This is the kind of stuff National Geographic looks
    for.
     
    Helen, Dec 18, 2008
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