GONE FISHIN' WITH THE FAB 5D2 !

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Despite chilling temperatures, it was crowded on the lake today.
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/108297914/original

    The competition was fierce. It seemed like every time I spotted a
    good fish, someone else got there first.
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/108297913/original

    You shoulda seen the feathers fly when this guy ran outta line.
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/108297915/original

    Such a lovely day deserves at least one 3-shot 180-degree pano.
    (Tripods are for wimps!)
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/108297916/original
     
    Annika1980, Jan 19, 2009
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  2. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Nothing worthwhile.

    BTW, fuckwit, if you want to start slamming me again don't be
    surprised when complaints are lodged with your ISP and your employer.
    In fact, I would even consider legal action against you and we both
    know I'd win.
     
    Annika1980, Jan 19, 2009
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    Annika1980 Guest

    More dickless threats.
     
    Annika1980, Jan 19, 2009
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Annika1980, Jan 19, 2009
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    Helen Guest

    It's a damn shame that no matter what topic of photography is posted,
    N.S. has to ruin it for everybody. I've KF him.........he's not worth
    it. I only see his garbage when someone replies.

    I've got a properly calibrated monitor and I don't see them being dark
    at all. Exposure is spot on. This one is outstanding:
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/108297913/original
     
    Helen, Jan 19, 2009
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  6. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest


    So ...... National Geographic stuff, you think?

    I agree about Noons. One thing I've learned here is that no matter
    what you try to do good, someone is waiting to crap all over it. And
    it's usually Noons.
    He and the other Aussie inbred must lead miserable lives.
    Sad.
     
    Annika1980, Jan 19, 2009
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    Helen Guest


    "So ...... National Geographic stuff, you think?"

    Of course, but then you don't need me to keep telling you that.
     
    Helen, Jan 19, 2009
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  8. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Not much controversy. It's great if you can focus properly.
    However, it's almost impossible to focus on anything moving.

    It's also a bear to edit, especially on an older computer.
     
    Annika1980, Jan 19, 2009
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  9. Annika1980

    Jeff R. Guest

    D.Mac wrote:

    <D'Mac's filthy invective snipped>

    Doug, (if this really *is* one of your posts), would you kindly limit your
    filthy sexual accusations to private email. Try to restrain yourself, and
    remember that decent people still like to read these NGs.

    There are (so I understand) other venues that are better suited to the type
    of perverted insinuations you are making.

    While you're at it, why don't you spend some of your spare time proving me
    wrong, and actually produce the much-touted yet never-actually-seen Manly
    stepped-out panorama.

    *That* would be an infinitely more powerful argument than any of the
    disgusting accusations you've flung around here, recently.
     
    Jeff R., Jan 20, 2009
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  10. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    I'll take your word for it since you invented it.
     
    Annika1980, Jan 20, 2009
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  11. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest


    The autofocus works fine with stills. The problem is that the
    viewfinder blanks out in video mode (when the mirror is up) so you
    have to use the LCD to compose and focus. Don't get me wrong, it's a
    fine LCD but there is just no way to do critical focusing by looking
    at a 3" screen.
    For stills you can use the LCD in Live Mode and zoom in up to 10x so
    critical focusing is a breeze. But for video the zoom feature doesn't
    work so all you can see is the full image across that beautiful 3"
    screen.

    Pros with unlimited budgets, like Vincent Laforet, use external HD
    screens to do their focusing and special rigs like those from Redrock
    Micro to hold the camera and focus smoothly.

    The whole buzz about the Fab 5D2's video mode is that it works great
    in low light and it allows you to use all your lenses so you can use,
    say a f/1.2L lens for very shallow DOF which looks strikingly better
    than a consumer camcorder with it's large DOF. The problem is that in
    order to get a shallow DOF in broad daylight you'll need some ND
    filters on the lens. And good luck with the focusing. By the time
    you spring for the external HD monitor and the Redrock Micro rig for
    smooth holding and focusing, you could've bought a dedicated HD
    camcorder and an adapter for the EF lenses. But then you still
    wouldn't get the Fab 5D2's outstanding low-light performance. Life is
    full of tradeoffs.
     
    Annika1980, Jan 20, 2009
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  12. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Annika1980, Jan 20, 2009
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  13. Some Christmas lights!??!!? Holy Cow, OtT! Nothing like excess to
    celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace.......

    Did you shoot it "afoot"? This might be a case where outta da car window
    might work well.
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 20, 2009
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    Mr.T Guest

    Mr.T, Jan 20, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    Right. Pitching the SD card outta da car window would have been a
    good move.
     
    tony cooper, Jan 20, 2009
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  16. Annika1980

    Jeff R. Guest


    Thanks Doug.

    That's much better.

    Now - off you go to work on the imaginary panorama.
     
    Jeff R., Jan 20, 2009
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    Oh look, it's Keoeeit, the anti-dslr troll!

    Still think "B" stands for FlashBulb"?
     
    Mark Thomas, Jan 20, 2009
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    Helen Guest


    Thanks Mark. No profile and no other posts made me very suspicious,
    and when he started his personal attacks, that was a dead give-away.

    His compassion for the disabled is disgraceful, shameful and immoral.
    Reminds me of Hitler actually.
     
    Helen, Jan 20, 2009
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    Draco Guest


    Well done captures, Bret. A bit over contrast for me, but then it
    could be my monitor. A laptop always has a
    more contrasty screen than a stand alone monitor.

    As for images to NG, yes they could be. But they really don't show
    anything that any one
    couldn't see. NG is always looking for the unique for a short spread.
    You just have to give up
    all rights to the images, forever.

    Keep shooting and showing Bret.

    Draco
     
    Draco, Jan 20, 2009
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  20. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    LOL! There are no dropped frames in this camera or any other video
    camera I've ever heard of.
    That only happens when your editing system isn't up to snuff.
     
    Annika1980, Jan 20, 2009
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