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Old 13th March 2012, 16:41   #14116
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Old 13th March 2012, 16:46   #14117
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Shooting at 1/5sec handheld with a telephoto lens i don't think consistently good shots are possible, no matter how capable the IS/VR is. Please share if you have some good sharp shots at this shutter speed using a telephoto lens. With a telephoto lens, i'd prefer pumping the ISO sensitivity rather than dropping the shutter speed so low.

Even i use a slightly cheaper 55-300 lens with VRII, see the shots in my Ranthambhore thread.
I saw your Ranthambore pictures, they have come out well.

1/5 secs is a worst case compromise scenario in low light, when you have bumped up ISO and still are facing significant underexposure. And you want to take the shot nevertheless. Obviously the shots won't be consistent, and won't come out as well.

I will share, but meanwhile another person has taken shots of a tiger (the type of situation and photo I am talking about) in Bandhavgarh at 1/5secs - Subrat Sheel - see here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...12105-copy.jpg, http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ml#post2700452 (Bandhavgarh - A Different Perspective)

My point was, when there is no other way, then it makes sense to try bracing yourself in whatever way you can and then using burst mode to get one good shot out of 4 or 5 (say).

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Old 13th March 2012, 16:51   #14118
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two images picked from my garden last september..

The predator...
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Who is that taking my pic without asking me???
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two images picked from my garden last september..

The predator...
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Who is that taking my pic without asking me???
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I am never getting the green so bright and right with my Canon EOS Rebel T2i! Are these pictures of yours post processed ones? If not, can you please help me capture the colours the right way?
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Default Some handheld low shutter speed shots

Random shots, most of them just capturing the moment or light or mood. And some of them a compromise because of low light. While these kind of pictures don't come out sharp or don't claim any technical/PP mastery, they do trigger memories that matter. All focal lengths should be multiplied by 1.5X for 35mm equivalent.

Black and red | 1/10s, ISO 500, 260mm | Early morning in Kanha
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Looking down from a Thailand hotel balcony | .6s, ISO 400,18mm
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One of my first pictures with a DSLR; light source: a lamp to the right | 1/10s, ISO 1600, 62mm
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At a restaurant | 1/10s, ISO 1600, 58mm
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A 10feet tall single male tusker near Masinagudi | 1/15s, ISO 400, 70mm
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Sherlock Hotel, Ooty. Cold and drizzly outside, cosy inside. Nice music playing in Bose speakers | 1/10s, ISO 800, 28mm
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Sambar outside Bahgheera Log Huts, Kanha | 1/13s, ISO 640, 195mm
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My cap in the Bandhavgarh treehouse - ready for next morning's safari. Random picture taken around midnight | 0.6s, ISO 200, 24mm
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View from Phuket Holiday Inn balcony; same picture below with ~ 100% crop | 1/3s, ISO 400, 105mm
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Barasingha at 5.55am | 1/30s, ISO 640, 300mm
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I am never getting the green so bright and right with my Canon EOS Rebel T2i! Are these pictures of yours post processed ones? If not, can you please help me capture the colours the right way?
Aravind, I shoot most of my shots in Camera RAW mode, which will need post processing. The possibilities in touching up colors is infinite if you choose RAW. You may adjust a lot of parameters like White balance, sharpness, contrast, color, shadows/highlight, etc etc after taking the shot. The only flip side is that this involves spending lot of time working on the photos using a software like photoshop. But if you have the time and patience to do so, you will end up having excellent snaps most of the time.
If you choose JPEG as the default mode for capturing, the camera applies some post processing steps, which may change the way we would have wanted the photo to be. You may not be getting the greens right because of the same. There are many modes inside the camera for adjusting this post processing, like picture mode. just play with them and see how the results vary.
But anyday, I prefer post processing my photos myself after shooting them in RAW.
BTW, you camera is a pretty good one!! have you tried any videography with it?
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Nice one Sandeep. Loved the second one. Is that a macro lens?

Heres a Cockatoo showing its beautiful Crest!

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Here's one from my recent trip to Kaziranga National Park.
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Setup:
1. Camera mounted on a tripod
2. Aperture set at f14 and then switched off the camera
3. Attached an extension ring of 12mm to the 18-55 IS kit lens

Lesson learnt:
1. Without the electronic points, you wont be able to adjust Aperture and its wide open always
2. The manual focus works great with Live view and magnification turned on
3. With wide Aperture of kit lens, the focus is very narrow, I can imagine how it would be with 50mm f1.8 attached
4. Now I know why Macro lenses are used at f14-f16 for macro shots

Here is the pic: First attempt of using extension ring..
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Is that a macro lens?

Heres a Cockatoo showing its beautiful Crest!
Thanks c300. That was taken with a humble 18-55 non IS kit lens! The dragon fly was very cooperative I should say
Loved the bokeh in the cockatoo shot!

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Some of the skycrapers of Chicago and full view of all skyscrapers

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Started Experimenting with my new Canon EOS 550D.

In preparation of my forthcoming visit to Pench, had a sort of practising session with my new equipment at Hyderabad Zoo
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Aravind, I shoot most of my shots in Camera RAW mode, which will need post processing. The possibilities in touching up colors is infinite if you choose RAW. You may adjust a lot of parameters like White balance, sharpness, contrast, color, shadows/highlight, etc etc after taking the shot. The only flip side is that this involves spending lot of time working on the photos using a software like photoshop. But if you have the time and patience to do so, you will end up having excellent snaps most of the time.
If you choose JPEG as the default mode for capturing, the camera applies some post processing steps, which may change the way we would have wanted the photo to be. You may not be getting the greens right because of the same. There are many modes inside the camera for adjusting this post processing, like picture mode. just play with them and see how the results vary.
But anyday, I prefer post processing my photos myself after shooting them in RAW.
BTW, you camera is a pretty good one!! have you tried any videography with it?
Thanks a lot Sandsun, I will try and work on my photos to get the colours right. Will post some before after pics soon And to answer your question - No, I haven't tried videography yet. Infact I haven't satisfactorily experimented the photographical capabilities of the Camera itself, thus haven't stepped into videography :(
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