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    Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Hi Folks,

    Same rules as last week ... No topic ... 1 picture per post ... Needs to have been taken in last month or so ... and don't forget to state your team!

    Lets make it another good one!

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    As an aside, could everybody add a bit more info into the brief? I'd like to know about the lens used, setup, ISO and stuff like that, that would help the learners here?

    Cool?

    Nice one.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Great idea Mark

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    OK, I'll go first this time, unless someone beats me to it.

    Another wee bit of Windsor Castle taken on 21st Feb 2009.

    Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Taken at a 35mm equivalent focal length of 170mm (although since this is a crop from the fullsize image, multiplying up pixel ratios, nearer 396mm effective, if I did the sums right).


    Handheld shot at ISO400 as RAW; 1/280s at f4 (or normalised to f18.8 for DoF) on my 4.7 crop factor Fuji S6500. Polariser fitted, but looking like it was set incorrectly

    Nothing special in PP.
    This is a 680 x 1031 resize from 1222 x 1847 finished master jpg, which came from a 2848 x 2136 (yes, Landscape!) RAW.

    Personal observation; note how the lack of contrast in the shadows reveals what the sharpening didn't make good! Sunlit bricks = , shadow bricks =

    So, it's not gonna win, but it might educate (Don't do as I do, do as I say)

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    Cheers,
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 24th February 2009 at 08:03 PM. Reason: edited pic to improve saturation and sharpening

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    OK, that was sooooooo bad, here's my number two for this week;

    Yes, it's THAT lamp again

    Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    This one shot handheld at approx. 244mm (equiv) with circular polariser.

    ISO400, 1/680 @ f4.5 (f21 equiv) on my Fuji S6500.

    This is a 680 x 858 resize from a 1837 x 2317 crop from the 2136 x 2848 RAW (making the effective focal length 299mm).

    Again, nothing special in PP, which used ACR + Elements 6 and Neat Image to reduce the ISO400 noise.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Quote Originally Posted by Chelseablue View Post
    As an aside, could everybody add a bit more info into the brief? I'd like to know about the lens used, setup, ISO and stuff like that, that would help the learners here?

    Cool?

    Nice one.

    Mark

    With you Mark on this ...

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Yes, it's THAT lamp again

    Nice image Dave.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Dave on the one of Windsor Castle you might get a bit more out of it if you up the saturation a bit.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Team Canon.

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    I have no idea what numbers I used.Must learn about all that.

    The photo was taken from a distance and I have cropped,sharpend and lightened.

    This is thhe original. Please feel free to C&C,Advise and play around with it.
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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Hi Maureen,

    Good job on the processing

    Looks like the image is a bit noisy in the shadows, but not much you can do about that.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill44 View Post
    Dave on the one of Windsor Castle you might get a bit more out of it if you up the saturation a bit.
    Thanks Bill, I often need the obvious pointing out to me (now why didn't I think of that).

    Colin,

    What do the rules say about tweaking after submission?
    If the image changed on PBase, it would come through wouldn't it, but is it allowed?
    Would anyone else object (i.e. if they could have previously but didn't) I don't want to gain an unfair advantage.

    I am happy to let my first, post #4, it stay as it is and I may add something better later in the week.

    BTW, nice pic + good crop, Maureen, well done.

    Thanks Rick.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    What do the rules say about tweaking after submission?
    No problem. Probably the only thing we don't want to do is change them after voting starts.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Yeah Dave, tweak away. Just don't go near the filter options. You know the one.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Thanks guys, done, with links to both versions for the interested.

    The only intentional differences (having started over from RAW), was to increase saturation and sharpen without the threshold set at 4 this time, to get the shadow brickwork looking better.
    It's a bit noisier as a result, but looks improved.

    Thanks again,

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    In my opinion the idea of this light hearted competition is to draw out peoples best, and any advice as to improvements is the idea of this Forum. If I didn't think this way I wouldn't offer advice to a bloody Canon user.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Dave, that's a great deal of texture, post #5. Looks like you fixed it well, I don't see any shadow noise you were talking about..
    and I think THAT lamp lit by that blue sky is much better than the other one

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 01 Mar 09

    Canon,

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    Handheld with a 50mm (~80mm with crop factor)
    1/40 at f1.8

    it's the original file, resized and sharpened

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    Team Nikon.
    D300, 17-55 f/2.8
    55mm at f/2.8
    Iso 200, 1/60, spot meter off the face.
    available window light, back lit
    PP in Capture NX

    She's ONE!!

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    Team Canon

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    Macaque monkey near the Botanic Gardens in Penang. Shot with a 400mm L lens, f/5.6, 1/250th second, Aperture priority, iso3200 (yes, 3200), Canon 5d mk2. One of the first shots I took on this camera.

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    Team Canon

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    135 lens +1.4 TC 1 flash bounced
    I think it was f 3.5

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