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poniedziałek, 3 września 2012

Exakta 24mm f/2.8 - Sample Photos of Super Macro

Canon 60D;
Sigma 610 DG-ST with diffuser-softbox;
Extension tubes (when lens is reversed);
No stacking.


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Damselfly:

 Aperture - f/16.0; shutter speed - 1/160; iso 500


  Aperture - f/16.0; shutter speed - 1/200; iso 400


Chrysops:

 Aperture - f/16.0; shutter speed - 1/200; iso 100





Eye of Green-Eyed Hawker:

 Aperture - f/16.0; shutter speed - 1/160; iso 500



 Aperture - f/16.0; shutter speed - 1/200; iso 800


Phyllobius:

Aperture - f/16.0; shutter speed - 1/125; iso 320


 Tiny Hover-Fly (about 10mm):

 Aperture - f/16.0; shutter speed - 1/160; iso 100


Unknown:


 Aperture - f/16.0; shutter speed - 1/50; iso 500



 Aperture - f/16.0; shutter speed - 1/200; iso 500



Video recorded with this lens:






poniedziałek, 9 kwietnia 2012

Canon 300mm f/4 IS - Photos & Videos

Canon 60D;
Canon 300mm f/4.0 IS USM (with 1.4 and 2x extenders);

This is good lens in my opinion (also for close-up photography of insects like dragonflies) and quality of photo is good - for the price which you have to spend.
I bought two extenders: Kenko 1.4x mc4 dgx &  Canon 2x II. Results with 1.4x are good and with 2x  are poor. Why?
Kenko 1.4 works fine. AF is slower, but still works. Quality of photo is worse (worse resolution and contrast), but slightly better in aperture at 8.0; with 5.6 is still ok if you want to take some shots with fast shutter speed (when there's low level of light). Chromatic aberrations are more visible.
With Canon tc 2x II photos looks soft and they appeared to be blurred. To avoid this I reccomend aperture at 9.0 or 10.0 and photo edit (level of detail from 15-30% + sharp mask at 50% with radius on 0,7% in Camera Raw). Level of chromatic aberrations will be high, so forget about little and medium birds in flight. AF is working only in Live View and it's very slow.
I checked examples with Canon 1.4 II (which gives the same results as Kenko 1.4 mc4 dgx) compared to Canon 1.4 III and Canon 2x II compared to Canon 2x III. Better results gives second versions of those extenders with this lens and you can check it here: The-Digital-Picture.com

If you want to take shots of birds, you need 400mm lens or longer. So far there's only 400mm f/5.6 lens (without IS, so you will need tripod or short shutter speeds when shooting) and 100-400mm f/4.5-f.5.6 - with the prices which are acceptable for amateurs. 400mm f/4.0 DO IS is more expensive and optical quality of this lens could be better (much better is 2.8 version or 500mm f/4 IS).
With Kenko or Canon 1.4 extender (which you can always detach) you can shot birds and you have IS. With bare 300mm it's also possible, but much more difficult.

Pros:
- good picture resolution (with nice bokeh) at 4.0, better at 5.6;
- IS & mounted lens hood;
- low weight

Cons
- noticeable CA (when shooting birds on he branches);
- worse image quality with the 1.4x extenders, poor with 2x extenders


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Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/500; iso 100 (cropped; distance to the object - 2,5 meters)


 Aperture - f/4.0; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 100


Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/500; iso 100


Aperture - f/4.5; shutter speed - 1/1600; iso 125


Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/1250; iso 500


Aperture - f/7.1; shutter speed - 1/1600; iso 500


Aperture - f/4.5; shutter speed - 1/640; iso 400


Aperture - f/4.5; shutter speed - 1/320; iso 160 (cropped)

 CA test (color fringing):
 Aperture - f/5.0; shutter speed - 1/200; iso 800


 Aperture - f/11.0; shutter speed - 1/125; iso 800


 Aperture - f/4.0; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 100 (cropped)







Aperture - f/6.3; shutter speed - 1/200; iso 320


  Aperture - f/4.0; shutter speed - 1/400; iso 1250


  Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/400; iso 2000


 Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/125; iso 100


 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/200; iso 320 (with the xtension tubes - 21 & 13mm)


 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/320; iso 400


 Aperture - f/11.0; shutter speed - 1/200; iso 400


 Aperture - f/4.0; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 250


Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/640; iso 320


Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 400


Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/640; iso 100


Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/320; iso 100

 


Canon 300mm f/4.0 & Kenko TC 1.4x mc4 dgx (420mm f/5.6):

 

 

 

 

 



 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/800; iso 800


 Aperture - f/7.1; shutter speed - 1/1000; iso 800


 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/640; iso 400


 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/640; iso 200


Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/320; iso 100


  Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/320; iso 250


 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/400; iso 200


 Aperture - f/13.0; shutter speed - 1/320; iso 100


 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/400; iso 250


 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 250


 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 100


  Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 100


 Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/200; iso 250 


 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/400; iso400


Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/1250; iso 320


Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/400; iso 200 (cropped)


  Aperture - f/5.6; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 400




  

 Canon 300mm f/4.0 & Canon TC 2x II (600mm f/8.0):

 

 

 

 

 Aperture - f/11.0; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 400


 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 100


 Aperture - f/16.0; shutter speed - 1/15; iso 100 (97% visibility of moon)


 Aperture - f/11.0; shutter speed - 1/640; iso 320


 Aperture - f/11.0; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 200


 Aperture - f/11.0; shutter speed - 1/1600; iso 800


 Aperture - f/8.0; shutter speed - 1/640; iso 200


 Aperture - f/10.0; shutter speed - 1/250; iso 400


Three videos recorded by Canon 60D and this lens (second video with extender 1.4x, third video with extender 2x, all hand-held, first "stabilized" by vReveal):