Lauda 777
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My First Photo With My New Lens!

Sun Sep 24, 2000 5:53 pm

Hi guys!

This is the first photo here I have took with my new lens:


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Photo © Jonas Holst



The lens is a Canon EF 75-300


Cheers,
Jonas, Stockholm
Joystick for flightsim. Yokes for real planes.
 
AIRCANON
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RE: My First Photo With My New Lens!

Sun Sep 24, 2000 7:46 pm

Hi Jonas!

Well actually you bought the lens about 22 days ago as you wrote me in a earlier posting. Never the less congratulations on that new Canon EF 75-300/4.5-5,6 III lens. I told you that you will be satisfied with it and i was right, wasn´t i ? Good lens at a good price.  

A good shot of the Shorts 360.  

So just keep on making more good shot´s and be happy with the lens. I will be looking forward seeing more aviation photo´s of yours on airliners.net in the near future.

By the way this picture of mine
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Photo © Edwin Olinowetz

was also made using the Canon EF 75-300/4.5-5,6 III lens.

Best regards
Edwin
 
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RE: My First Photo With My New Lens!

Sun Sep 24, 2000 10:04 pm

Nice photo Edwin...and congrats Jonas on the nice/new lens
Mark G
 
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RE: My First Photo With My New Lens!

Sun Sep 24, 2000 11:18 pm

OK, you guys have influenced me! Next camera i look at will be a Canon. Really I can't seem to catch "shine" with my lens.


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Photo © C. Wassell



Note that the plane looks "flat" in this shot, when I took the picture, it was shiny. Only with my dad's Nikon can i catch the shine.


C. Wassell
-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
 
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RE: USAir_757

Mon Sep 25, 2000 12:04 am

The fact your photo is "flat" has nothing to do with the fact that your camera is a Nikon, absolutelly incorrect. First you were against the sun, second you shot 2/3's of clear blue sky, third the camera automatically compensated the overexposure of light coming from the sky making the rest of the photo darker (the plane), in this cases is better to shot 2/3's of dark ground so that the plane can become more iluminated. One of the basic things you must avoid is to shot against the sun.

And don't be so easilly influencied, if I show you a good photo taken with a Minolta will you go buy a Minolta just because of that? I hope not. Lenses are more important than cameras.

Luis, Faro, Portugal
 
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RE: USAir_757

Mon Sep 25, 2000 2:20 am

Judging from the shadows, the picture wasn't shot exactly against the sun. It appears that the sun was at a 90-degree angle to the left, which is just as bad. During post-scanning manipulation, brightening the midtones could help the aircraft image, but would also wash-out the sky a bit.

I agree that the lens is the most important component for the shot, although come camera bodies have "smarter" meters than others; ala matrix, center weighted, and spot. However, you cannot ignore the shooting conditions either. Keep the sun at your back, and the lens pointed forward!
 
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RE: My First Photo With My New Lens!

Mon Sep 25, 2000 2:57 am

Hello all,

Although not the first with my Canon 75-300 F4-5.6 III, this is one I really like...


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Photo © Dean Barnes



And I also find this lens (and the Canon USM 28-80mm) works very well with shine.

Regards,
Dean Barnes
 
Lauda 777
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RE: My First Photo With My New Lens!

Mon Sep 25, 2000 5:36 am

Thanx for the replies guys!

Cheers,
Jonas
Joystick for flightsim. Yokes for real planes.
 
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RE: USAir 757

Mon Sep 25, 2000 5:57 pm

Careful - that attititude gets camera shops rich and photographers frustrated. There are extremely few instances where the camera used (talking 35mm SLR here) makes any direct significant difference to the final shot. Different features may facilitate getting the shot (metering systems, motordrives etc. etc.), but all else being equal, the quality of even budget equipment these days will produce as good results as a top end
Nikon (when used with the same lens!).

Even the difference between lenses is less than you might think, and it is often only by careful analysis of a slide you can detect the difference - you sure won't see it on a computer monitor!

Film is probably the most significant "equipment" change you can make.

Cheers,

Colin
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RE: USAir 757

Tue Sep 26, 2000 10:49 am

Colin is right. Along with the lens, the choice of film is critical. Many use print film and scan them on a flatbed scanner. But you must remember that when scanning a print, you are scanning a "second generation" image that has already been through an enlarging process.

The sharpest scans come from a "first generation" image, as in slide or negative. Unfortunately dedicated film scanners aren't cheap, and color adjustments to negatives are a pain in the butt.

That's the news, and I'm sticking to it...
 
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RE: USAir 757

Tue Sep 26, 2000 5:10 pm

As FastGlass says, dedicated film scanners aren't cheap - but they are getting cheaper. In the UK, Jessops are selling one with (I think) 2400 dpi resolution for about 150.

Negative colour balance is a pain - part of the problem being you have no (accurate) original to compare it with! 1 trick worth trying if your software allows it is to obtain the pixel values of a neutral area in your preview scan (ie. something you want to appear as grey or near white) and adjust the colour blance so the RGB values are equal eg. Blue 147, Red 147 Green 147 - this should eliminate any unwanted colour cast.

Another nice feature in Photoshop is the "variations" view of the image which shows thumbnails of your picture with different corrections applied (more blue, more green etc.). It gives an instant impression of whther you're in the ballpark or which direction you need to go to get there!

Cheers,

Colin
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