Hate when people produce distorted images with wide angle lenses and think they are being artistic when nothing could be further from the truth. No idea how this gimmicky approach of using a wide angle lens to photograph started but it should challenged and let people decide if a photo with a chosen subject and lighting setup looks better when a 35mm lens is used or when a 105mm lens is used. Doubt many people would pick the clownish image taken with the 35mm lens.
Backfocus in my own experience with Nikon DSLR cameras has been always the result of the camera's autofocus system selecting something behind the subject that provides greater contrast with a harder edge that is aligned so the single axis autofocus sensors can use them to compute when the lens is properly focused. The end result is perfect focus on something behind the primary subject and the new system while maybe easier to use will do nothing to address the key backfocus problems of the past.
If someone wants to shoot 4K video they get a card slot that takes the standard Canon Cfast memory card. If a pro shoots stills only then they lose a card slot.
As with Nikon I wish the camera manufacturers would work on making smaller and lighter cameras for those who don't use tripods and hand hold the camera for hours at a time.
Instead we get higher fps that the majority of photographers will seldom or never need. It is like the auto industry that gives us faster and larger gas guzzlers with more horsepower for the buyers that are deluded by the marketing hype.
Love the image and the inclusion of the horse rider as a focal point. Placement of the rider in the frame is great.
Usually too wide an angle and perspective is used but in this case 42mm on a crop camera seems a little too tight. Hopefully you shot this scene at a variety of focal lengths and perspective angles. I would like to see these scene with the perspective of a 35mm or slightly wider focal length and its field of view.
Overall this is a very nice image. I think it would be stronger with more space to the left of the locomotive. It would give more of a feel that the train is heading off to distant places in the night. It needs more room to run in the image.
The selection of the trestle crossing was a very good choice as the old wood ties in very nicely with the ancient locomotive and this works very well as a B&W image that adds to the old times feel of the image.
Brilliant concept that would be fun to play with, both variations of the shot and alterations to the post processing.
Great image. Not sure about the caption as it is a little late to be nest building.
Personally I would have tried shooting with smaller apertures with a shorter shutter speed as 1/2500 seems like overkill for birds sitting in a nest and f4 is marginal with a 400mm lens. Would have liked to compare this image with ones shot at f5.6 and f8 to the one posted.
Image had potential but it is cropped poorly with the horse and rancher dead center in the frame. The cropping takes away a lot of the potential impact. Appears to be a bit overexposed as well and this also takes away some of the atmosphere of the overall environment.
Hopefully this was captured as a raw image file and it is not so tightly cropped. Shows the importance of taking a series of shots at different zoom settings so as to have options later in post processing.
What was overlooked is how when changes are made to camera settings such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. the entire rear LCD screen displays everything and uses a very large font that is more than 10x what one would usually see on a rear or top display on a Nikon camera.
It is interesting that Nikon put the tilt LCD screen on the D750 but not on the premier landscape photography camera from Nikon, the D810. With landscape shooting and in particular when using live view and a PC-E lens the ability to tilt the display with the tripod mounted camera is a tremendous benefit. Somebody's ego got in the way of adding this feature and functionality to the D8xx cameras.
I want GPS for auto geotagging of pictures. Wifi is of no value to anyone with a SD card reader.
curlyone: I was using photoshop 3 about 20 years ago,
Problems arise when a company has a monopoly and needs to raise revenue by forcing people to buy upgrades. Get a new digital camera and you have to purchase the latest version of Photoshop. My first version of Photoshop was 3 and that was because Adobe bought out the software company whose product I was using and killed the software. They did that with the company that produced the product that became Lightroom, Adobe did it with Pagemaker, and they did it with Macromedia which produced Freehand and Flash. Adobe has through the years bought up its competition until now there are no competitors for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc. and Apple is not really a competitor when they only produce software versions that will run only on Apple computers.
This is reflected in the price of the Adobe software and their low level of customer service.
The AF improvements are going to be of little or no value in real world situations. One still has to select the point of focus, only now with a finger, and then reframe the shot which is not going to be practical for photographing anything that moves.
Both an optical viewfinder and a separate focus point selector button is needed to make this type of camera truly practical for shooting moving subjects. For now a small DSLR is far superior in these two aspects and are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.