My first shots with 5DMIII & cheap lens

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ianbrown Senior Member • Posts: 1,969
My first shots with 5DMIII & cheap lens

By no means perfect but my first shots and I am pleased with the quality of the cheap 70-300 lens. No where near as good as 70-200 L but its good enough for me to practice to get better with AI servo etc

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Eliezer Garcia Regular Member • Posts: 194
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I liked all very much. well done and enjoy your camera.

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Wow! Just wow!

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Intros64 Forum Member • Posts: 71
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I like all of them but the first one is spectacular. Congratulation for the new achievement!

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bgbs Veteran Member • Posts: 3,195
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Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

DotCom Editor Veteran Member • Posts: 7,165
Well, owl be...

Great work!

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OP ianbrown Senior Member • Posts: 1,969
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Thanks for your comments its encouraging

Ian

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beautiful work!

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pops Senior Member • Posts: 1,185
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Can you give us your camera settings for these BIF. Pops

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kfarouki Regular Member • Posts: 191
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Agreed. Pic (1) is superb.

Ogjetaknight Regular Member • Posts: 359
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Excllent! Man, if thats what you can do with a cheap lens I can't imagine what the good lens picts would look like Well done! I hope to be that good some day.

Sebastian1x Regular Member • Posts: 291
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Woow this is really good! (... cheap lens??) Where is this?

BR
Sebastian

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OP ianbrown Senior Member • Posts: 1,969
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Hi thanks for your kind comments, but I took over 200 shots and only got about 50 keepers of which on 10 or so are what I would consider good sharp well composed shots.

In terms of settings, I used AI Servo and case study 2 with ISO set at 800 (I think) which gave me around 1000th shutter at f5.6 and f8! But it was a very bright sunny day.

These were just taken at a local birds of prey park where the public can go for just £4

It was my first attempt at BIF and will continue to practice.

The first shot was real lucky as the sun hit the shaded tree.

Anyone thinking about the 5Diii should give it consideration (despite the price) as it certainly helped me to use higher than normal ISO to get faster shutter and still retain detail.

Thanks

Ian

MirandaW New Member • Posts: 1
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Wow, amazing pictures! Where abouts is the park? Thanks. Miranda

snapper1967 Contributing Member • Posts: 673
Ian. Why no D800 for you?

Thought you were all about MPs?
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Just enjoy what you do.

Dylthedog Contributing Member • Posts: 764
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I had a 70-300 and thought it was really very good, less contrast and colour than the 70-200L but easy boosted in PP. And better range of course

Calling it 'cheap' undermines it; I think 'great value' sounds better

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Le Kilt Senior Member • Posts: 2,300
Go on admit it...

Canon lent you one of the new 500 f/4.0 L IS II to test, didn't they?

Cool shots

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Although all your pictures are good and technically excellent, the first one is in a league of its own. It is superbly dramatic and beautifully lit, definitely National Geographic quality.

Whatever it is you did to get that shot, you should repeat in other situations. Perhaps further refinements will lead to even more spectacular results.

OP ianbrown Senior Member • Posts: 1,969
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Hi it really is a very basic park at a place called Bridlington on the east coast of England.

Reason I went there was its only 20 miles away, it's cheap admission and best of all there are few people.

Thanks

Ian

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Nice set.

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