Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Shooting - 1D Mark III

I'm breaking this post into two parts. I was out on Peebles Island this morning with both the 5D Mark II and 1D Mark III. Each post will detail shots with one of the bodies.

While I was shooting Trail Scenics with the full frame body, I had the 300mm f/4L IS USM on the 1.3x crop sensor 1D Mark III. I'm not going to get landscapes with this setup but look for more isolated subjects or wildlife. While yesterday there were some deer, today they were evidently hiding from all the dogs that get walked on the Peebles Island trails.

I did get a couple of nice images on the island this morning:


Canon EOS 1DIII, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, f/4, 1/750 sec., ISO 200

Canon EOS 1DIII, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, f/4, 1/180 sec., ISO 200

Later in the day, as I was out doing a bit of shopping, I noticed a US Air Force C-130 doing practice approaches at the Albany International Airport. As I happened to be right under the plane as it repeatedly circled the airport I decided to get set up and see what kind of shot I could get.

The nice sun of the morning had been replaced by an overcast sky with no color and poor lighting. But the 1DIII managed to focus nicely and with the image stabilization on the lens set to panning mode the shots are not bad.

These two images are the closest before the plane passed overhead and the first after it was small enough to fit in the frame again. Neither are cropped other than to remove some distracting empty space to the right side of each image.


Canon EOS 1DIII, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, f/5.6, 1/750 sec., ISO 200

Canon EOS 1DIII, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, f/5.6, 1/500 sec., ISO 200



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