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User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3456 times:

What is the best photo on this website from a Canon 400D ???
Can a 400D produce the standard of photo below:-

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Photo © Jian Rao


Any one know what camera was used?

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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3449 times:

The lens is just as important as the camera.

User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4694 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3444 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 1):
The lens is just as important as the camera.

and is very much dependent on the skills of the photographer



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User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3433 times:

I've got a Canon EF200mm f/2.8L USM and a EF135mm f/2L USM. ...If I buy a 400D and use those lenses with it, ...could the combination produce photo's of this standard ??????
I have never used a digital camera and I have no idea what to expect from them!

[Edited 2006-12-06 23:42:58]

User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3415 times:

Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 3):
I have never used a digital camera and I have no idea what to expect from them!

Why not just e-mail the photographer and ask them how they got the shot?


User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3406 times:

Well I am tempted to think that photo has been taken with a very expensive high end camera and equally expensive image stabilised lense. And really I am more interested to know what standard a camera(like 400d) that I can afford will produce.

User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3399 times:

Try searching the database for photos with '400D' in the remark...

But as others have said, the camera itself doesn't determine how good your photos will be. With the right lens and in good hands, a 400D could almost definitely capture a shot like Jian's.

-Q



Long live the A330!
User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1299 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3385 times:

Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 5):
And really I am more interested to know what standard a camera(like 400d) that I can afford will produce.



Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 3):
I've got a Canon EF200mm f/2.8L USM and a EF135mm f/2L USM

If you can get close enough, those lenses in combination with a 400D can certainly give you good results! I use a (very) low end 300D (only 6Mpx) and it is not the camera that is the limiting factor (it is me  Smile ...)

But remember, with a digital camera, you also have to invest in some kind of editing software (processing on a PC is much better than in-camera processing) and the time required to get acquainted with the software...

Best regards,

Walter



canon 340d ;-) - EFS10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - EFS18-55mm - EF28-105mm f3.5/4.5 - EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6l is usm - ...
User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 3):
could the combination produce photo's of this standard



Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 3):
I have never used a digital camera

It could do, but it wont  Wink

Yet...


User currently offlineJid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 972 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Well for some of his shots the photog uses a 20D with a 300mm F4. So will a 400D and good glass around 300mm the equipment will be capable of producing results as you see above.

Don't for get to add the other factors though mainly the ability of the photographer to use the equipment, his skill and his luck !!!!

Jid



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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

In another photo, the photographer mentions using a 20D with 300/ F4 L IS lense.
I believe that cameras like the 400D, 350D, 300D, 10D, D60 and D30, or their Nikon or other brand equivalants can produce such images. No need to mention the pro bodies here.


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

Very nice photo. I think the question shouldn't be "can my 400D and good lens do this?" but "Will my 400D and lens ever get to take a rare opportunistic shot under such unusual circumstances?"

The photo is impressive but equally so are the conditions.

I agree with the others. The photo was captured not by the equipment but by the skill and judgement of the photographer.

Karl


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 5):
Well I am tempted to think that photo has been taken with a very expensive high end camera and equally expensive image stabilised lense.

Such temptation is dangerous, and may lead to erroneous and unwarranted conclusions.

In the right hands in the right place at the right time, average equipment can get amazing results.

Better equipment does not make better photographers.



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User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Thanks for all your replies. ...Does anyone want to recommend the 400D???

User currently offlineLIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 1):
The lens is just as important as the camera.

And the skill and knowledge of the photographer as well...if not more...

Regards



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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 13):
Does anyone want to recommend the 400D???

I think most people here would recommend the 400D. There are better cameras but certainly not in that price range.

More expensive cameras generally don't produce better images (that's up to you and, to a large extent, the lens) but allow more capture control using more advanced features.

Karl


User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Hi Karl,
I just looked at your profile and I have to say I am intrigued to know what camera and lense you used to take those 3 photo's??????

Pete


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 16):
I just looked at your profile and I have to say I am intrigued to know what camera and lense you used to take those 3 photo's??????

Ugh! They're not that bad, are they?!

350D with EF70-200 F4 L.

Karl


User currently offlineJetCrazy From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

this picture took a friend of mine with his EOS 400D and a EF 100-400:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1132712/L

I was impressed of the perfect quality...

bye
Jens


User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

I agree that looks great! ...Well probably I will get a 400D

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