Beercan beercan

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cgarrard
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Beercan beercan
May 4, 2012

What lovely bokeh

Going to have to keep on using my new one for a while it seems!

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Re: Beercan beercan
In reply to cgarrard, May 4, 2012

That's a nice image. Are you using autofocus or manual for these? Also, do you typically use auto WB for semi-macro shots like this or are you adjusting to the scene?

I started playing with my beercan today for the first time but it is quite an adjustment from what I'm used to. The focusing seems almost hyperactive -- even in AF-S (notAF-C).

One more question - when the EXIF says "Matrix Metering" is that the multi-segment metering setting, as opposed to center-weighted or spot?

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In reply to cgarrard, May 4, 2012

Really a lovely, quality picture.

I keep saying I want the Sony/Minolta 70-200 2.8, then I see this, and for what I do, my beercan is just fine.

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The beercan is a very capable flower....(m)
In reply to cgarrard, May 4, 2012

taker :). Slight CA at wide open and I tried to minimize it with just some lesser lens opening. As a bonus, could do birding too. Thumbs up for this workhorse.

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Beercan Is Light Weight and Inexpensive
In reply to Cavalcade Roger, May 4, 2012

I occasionallyy use my beercan on my A900. Because of the light weight (compared to my 70-200mm f/2.8 G) I plan to take the beercan on a hiking trip. Also while on my trip all shots will be done with nice bright daylight so f/4 and higher will do the job.

Yeah Carl, I also love the beercan and nice image you posted, Thanks for sharing.

Below images shoot today at f/4, ISO 400 (70-210mm f/4 and A900):

Portrait Format Cropped from Landscape Format

Portrait Format Cropped from Landscape Format

Greater than 100% crop from the original

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Gil: The beercan is a very capable flower....(m)
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Gil, I really like the below samples. I have not done BIF with the beercan but will give it a try.

Thanks for sharing

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Re: Gil: The beercan is a very capable flower....(m)
In reply to William Curtindale, May 4, 2012

Nice pictures in here.. really fantastic, not easy getting a bird coming towards camera in flight. Well done! Also, reaaallly like the dark BG on the macros. sweet.

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gil
In reply to gil, May 4, 2012

gil,

It is indeed wonderful to see the work of a great master wildlife photographer again, after such a long absence.
Thank you for providing the EXIF.
Regards.

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Ah hem!
In reply to cgarrard, May 5, 2012

Thanks guys!

Only one sample of course, and a still life... so not much there but appreciate the kudos.

Gil, marvelous as usual, you are outstanding!

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Carl: Ah hem!
In reply to cgarrard, May 5, 2012

cgarrard wrote:

Thanks guys!

Only one sample of course, and a still life... so not much there but appreciate the kudos.

Gil, marvelous as usual, you are outstanding!

Carl, one simple still life can be so much fun (playing with PS CS6).

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Re: Carl: Ah hem!
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Love it! how fun....

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Re: Beercan beercan
In reply to cgarrard, May 5, 2012

Carl
Good to see you are enjoing the new toy.
More photos so we can see what we have to aspire to

Enjoy

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Here's another shot
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And... one more shot
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Re: Beercan Is Light Weight and Inexpensive
In reply to William Curtindale, May 5, 2012

I wouldnt call it lightweight, like the nearly all plastic 55-200 by Nikon for example, but yes one can hike with it, and more importantly it is the best value for the money, tendency to CA not withstanding.

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In reply to cgarrard, May 5, 2012

Nice.. Must get myself one.. Keep getting outbid on eBay by all you other guys.

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More Beercan Today (Love It - Should Use It More)
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Today I took my beercan out again looking for fun stuff to shoot. I went out along the local river and found plenty of stuff to give my A900 with the 25 year old Minolta 70-210mm f/4 Beercan a work out.

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Re: More Beercan Today (Love It - Should Use It More)
In reply to William Curtindale, May 5, 2012

Nice shot Bill, but I find it a little irresponsible for those rapid runners to not be wearing helmets and vests. Your last photo shows why too.

Nice colors on those.
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Re: More Beercan Today (Love It - Should Use It More)
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I hope you gave them your card so you can sell them their wipeout picture for 50USD

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Ed at Ridersite You Are So Right
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Ed at Ridersite wrote:

Nice shot Bill, but I find it a little irresponsible for those rapid runners to not be wearing helmets and vests. Your last photo shows why too.

Nice colors on those.

Ed, you are so right. Actually I didn't want to post the worst of the incident.

I think it was the first time for the couple and they didn't have a clue how to maneuver the boat or anything about safety. The woman was actually pulled under and hit her head on the rocks. I think she may have got a concussion to her head. People just don't understand that water weighs 62.4 lbs per cubic foot and how powerful hydraulics can be (water like this goes from calm to extreme danger in a second). Watching the series of 34 images made my wife cry. Oh well, the 25 year old 70-210mm f/4 Beercan can stiil catch the action.

Yeah, I was handing cards out until I ran out. I think I may have found a neat place to shoot action and maybe sell a few on the side.

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