Saturday, August 20, 2016

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens

These are the first shots I'm posting with my 5D Mark III and the 24-105mm lens I just picked up. I see this lens replacing my faster but shorter 24-70mm f/2.8 lens which I'm getting ready to sell.

Long term, I'd like to pair the 24-105mm lens with a 100-400mm zoom for a two lens "do it all" pairing with a full frame body. For now, I can pair either my 70-200mm zoom or the EF-S 55-250mm lens with my 7D crop sensor body for a similar focal length range.

The first three shots are from yesterday morning on Peebles Island and the sunset is from last evening. All images are five file HDR composites.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Last of the Crop Sensor Experimentation

After a week or so of discernment I've decided not to swap my 5DIII out for a 1DIV or a 7DII, etc. One change I do have in the works is to pick up a Canon refurbished EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens while it's discounted by hundreds of dollars with the potential of it replacing my 24-70 f/2.8L and, with my 500D closeup lens attachment, my 100mm macro lens. This change, if it works out, should net me about $500 and make long walks with my gear more productive.

Here are the last of my shots from last week using the 7D and 24-70mm f/2.8L lens:

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Invading the Trail

The same day as my latest post, some ground vines caught my attention as I was walking on the Champlain Canal Trail North of Waterford. These are all with the 7D and 24-70mm f/2.8L lens and are three image HDR composites.

Exposure information is for the normally exposed file.

35mm (56mm eq.), f/2.8, 1/90 sec., ISO 100

34mm (54.4mm eq.), f/2.8, 1/60 sec., ISO 100

25mm (40mm eq.), f/2.8, 1/90 sec., ISO 400

24mm (38.4mm eq.), f/2.8, 1/90 sec., ISO 100