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    Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Hi Folks,

    Here we go again

    Same rules as before ...

    - No theme

    - Picture needs to be less than a month old at the time they're submitted

    - Enter as many pictures as you like, but only 1 per post please!

    - Don't forget to state your team!

    PS: Just a quick reminder when voting ... What I need first and foremost is the post number - had to disqualify one vote this week (wouldn't have changed the result) because it was a vote for "Dave Humphries" - and "unfortunately" Dave had 4 images entered this week - so I have no idea as to which one was meant.

    Good luck everyone - may the best team win again!
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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

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    Fuji S6500, 1/600 @ f5.6, ISO200 at an equivalent focal legth of 136mm.
    PP in 2 layers from two different RAW conversions to reduce the sky exposure by 1.5 stops to give a bit of detail, my first attempt at that. Click picture to see FULL sized original.
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 3rd March 2009 at 08:18 PM.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    I like this full-on view Dave, but it looks grainy at posted size on my monitor. I'm no expert but "over sharpened" comes to mind. When I click for full size, we jump into your gallery and the picture becomes HUGE.. about twice the size of my screen.
    Hope you don't mind this comment but I'm saying like I see it, mate.

    roxy
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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Quote Originally Posted by Roxy View Post
    I like this full-on view Dave, but it looks grainy at posted size on my monitor. I'm no expert but "over sharpened" comes to mind. When I click for full size, we jump into your gallery and the picture becomes HUGE.. about twice the size of my screen.
    Hope you don't mind this comment but I'm saying like I see it, mate.
    I don't see "grainy" on mine, at least not in the sense of noise in the sky, it might be over sharpened on the detail though, what do others think?
    It suffered a double jpg save at the last minute (my stupidity), although I thought I'd got away with that, maybe not

    Yes, the full size is about 2823 x 1865, unfortunately PBase seems to consider 800 pixels as large, which is hardly a noticeable increase on the 675 width I posted. If anyone knows a way to make their default large size, say 1024, please let me know.

    I was quite impressed the 6MP camera resolved the words "Theatre Royal" on the building centred below the round tower! If I downsize from fullsize, that kind of detail would go.

    I don't mind Roxy, I'm here to learn and improve my photography and PP skills.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Hi Dave,

    Don't see grainy either.I will agree it's a bit over sharpened.I'm still learning the nuances of sharpening myself.I like all the details in your photo.
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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Can i enter?

    Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Canon, f/13, 1/160, ISO 200, 50mm (image is cropped)

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Quote Originally Posted by Azz252 View Post
    Can i enter?
    Of course

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    Hi Dave,

    Don't see grainy either.I will agree it's a bit over sharpened.I'm still learning the nuances of sharpening myself.I like all the details in your photo.
    regards,
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    Hi Dave,

    Even on a 24" Mac, I dont see any grain (although I still have to scroll the image!).

    The sharpening is apparent though especially around the parapets and pinnacles of what I presume to be the Chapel on the right hand side.

    I take it you got your feet slightly wet standing there, unless you were in a boat.

    Ian

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    50D w/Canon 100mm Macro f/7.1 ISO 200 1/30"
    Lit with 2 100W Bluemax Daylights
    I do find it useful to have the Meta gen here too. This is a fabulous flower shot, vibrant and demanding attention.

    Are the petals on the right suffering from a slight lack of DoF (Might it have been better to open it out to f11?) or is it a result of the lens design and edge quality?

    Nevertheless a quite outstanding shot.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Yes,it's the f stop and also the flower was tilted slightly.I shot it that way to draw attention to center of the flower. I see the DoF on the right is a bit more shallow than the left.
    Thanks for your comment.
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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Quote Originally Posted by shreds View Post
    The sharpening is apparent though especially around the parapets and pinnacles of what I presume to be the Chapel on the right hand side.

    I take it you got your feet slightly wet standing there, unless you were in a boat.
    Hi Ian,

    Ah, yes those pinnacles on St. Georges Chapel (even if it is the size of a small cathedral), that's not sharpeneing, that's me getting lazy manually erasing and bits of sky/pinnacle where they shouldn't be! It was the first time I tried doing this and I did it all manually, I'm sure there's an easier way, I'll try harder next time.

    Nope, no wet feet, no boat; the river bends there and the foreground disappeared due to the 135mm focal length.

    Been out shooting again today , so in a day or so, they'll be another one or two.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    I know the gear is not everything, but 50D, 1D, Hasselblad even...my head is just spinning here!
    got me thinking that if I stopped procrastinating and actually got out to take some pics and post one here, I might even win an EOS1D (you know, one of those Tareq is not using anymore....)

    fantastic stuff gentlemen!

    Vincent

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    Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Waterfall at the Penang Botanic Garden.

    Canon EOS 5d MK2 (sorry atvinnys)
    EF400mm f/5.6 L USM
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    Av, f/16, iso 50, 6s exposure.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Canon EOS 5d MK2 (sorry atvinnys)
    Ha!
    I like that shot a lot dendrophile...I do especially like the green bright leaf on that rock...(not sure if intentional/added later on..)
    Last edited by atvinnys; 6th March 2009 at 06:12 PM.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    I think i should post one shot from each of my 9 cameras, in this case Canon will win because 7 are Canon.

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    Re: Canon -v- Nikon -v- Others: TEAM CHALLENGE - Week ending 08 Mar 09

    Quote Originally Posted by Tareq Alhemrani View Post
    I think i should post one shot from each of my 9 cameras, in this case Canon will win because 7 are Canon.
    The weekly team result doesn't work that way - points for the team result are only taken from the top three photos so that teams with smaller numbers still have an even chance ...

    ... So it's not "many cameras you've got" - it's "how many people vote for the shots you get from them".

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    Quote Originally Posted by atvinnys View Post
    Ha!
    I like that shot a lot dendrophile...I do especially like the green bright leaf on that rock...(not sure if intentional/added later on..)
    Thanks! Nothing special going on here, shot was exactly as I saw it, just focusmagic-ed and used an adjustment layer to boost the contrast slightly. Oh, slightly cropped actually.

    (This was my first trip out with the 5d mk2 and somehow I managed to leave the camera shooting jpeg only, rather than my normal raw. I was a little bit frustrated that I ended up with an 8-bit jpeg rather than a 14-bit raw. Ho-hum.)

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