Looks an interesting place. Italian towns seem to be a mix of interesting architecture and being on the verge of falling down. At least they haven't gone for the glass fronts and concrete that blight most of our towns.
Silver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4859 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5372 times:
I've had a rough few months and haven't had the will or energy to take the camera out lately. That changed a week ago when I flew to Tampa Bay to visit a friend and see my SF Giants play the Rays. As always when visiting a new ballpark, I hiked up to the very top behind home plate to grab a shot.
From all reviews it's as good as the LIS lens, but about 2/3 the price. I was either using flash or a high shutter speed so IS wasn't really needed. The last photo was at 1/400, f4.5, ISO400 in daylight, the middle bee was 1/160, f16, ISO100 with ring flash.
It was quite challenging because bees are never still and there was a slight breeze so the plants moved a bit. You don't realise that even small movements are huge at that scale.
Oh, gotcha. Actually that's the one that's on my wish list - I linked to the wrong one. I don't want to pay for IS either.
Quoting oly720man (Reply 14): It was quite challenging because bees are never still and there was a slight breeze so the plants moved a bit. You don't realise that even small movements are huge at that scale.
I hear ya. I take photos of moths and stuff with my 300 (Canon considers it to have a macro range....debatable, but anyway). Quite difficult.
Yeah, but I will say there was a lot more people at that game than I expected. In fact it looks more empty than it really was because of the fisheye capturing and putting a lot of emphasis on the seats at the very top which were empty. They block off sections at the very top and don't sell those seats because views are obstructed by the lighting structure hanging from the roof.
I was bummed I couldn't stay the whole weekend and see the other two games, even though the Giants lost those games. Sundays game was the second sellout of the season for the Rays, the first being Opening Day. Good to know the Giants can draw such a large crowd wherever they go!
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5810 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5330 times:
Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 8): No wonder the Q2 thread was so quiet - I totally missed this one!
The threads were all over the shop this quarter, unfortunately!
Quoting oly720man (Reply 10): The bees were with the new toy, a 100mm macro lens getting one of its first uses.
I'm on the same page here, though mine is "just" 90mm. Gives you a new perspective on the world!
Quoting oly720man (Reply 10): Italian towns seem to be a mix of interesting architecture and being on the verge of falling down. At least they haven't gone for the glass fronts and concrete that blight most of our towns
For sure, and cities like Palermo and Naples also have a bit of an edge to them, which makes them all the more interesting. We could sure have taken some advice on preservation from them, but unfortunately it's too late now . . .
Quoting oly720man (Reply 10): Off to Brittany for a couple of weeks tomorrow, so hopefully some nice pictures to be had out there
Even thought it's only across the water, I've never been, but it is on my "to do" list for sure! Looking forward to seeing some interesting pics.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch. Summer's rolling on and on:
vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5147 times:
Some more film stuff, with a roll of Provia 100. Wasn't that impressed - thought my negative film shots came out better. But more experimentation is necessary. The DOF is just ridiculous with film, though!
Palermo is a superb town. We drove down to Sicily from London in 2011, and got the ferry from Palermo - Genova, so had a day in Palermo. We visited as many cathedrals as we could in one day, racing across, up down, all over the city in our (thankfully air conditioned) car. Very vibrant. Dirty buy characterful.
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 19): Surely the depth of field is more to do with lens and aperture, rather than the use of film?
Nothing to do with film specifically, but the larger imaging area leads to a shallower DOF for equivalent view angle - same reason full-frame cameras have a shallower DOF (again, at equivalent view angle, rather than focal length).
Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 21): Nothing to do with film specifically, but the larger imaging area leads to a shallower DOF for equivalent view angle - same reason full-frame cameras have a shallower DOF (again, at equivalent view angle, rather than focal length).