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02-27-2010, 08:00 PM

Ran out today to do further testing on the Canon 550D T2i.

Lenses used. 18-55 f3.5, 17-40 f4L, 70-200 f4L

02-27-2010, 08:11 PM

I'm up in Marin, and I was taken aback several times today at how beautiful of a day it was. Good going on getting out there with the new camera and making some really nice footage!

02-27-2010, 08:59 PM
Yeah, the rain cleared up nicely... it was pretty miserable in the morning, didn't think I was gonna get a chance to shoot.

02-27-2010, 11:14 PM
There were two events this morning that would have been nice to get footage of, but I slept in because I worked later and, mostly, because I was sure it would rain just like it had been and was supposed to keep doing. Not so much today. Stupid weather.

lee caropolo
02-28-2010, 11:05 AM
Really enjoy seeing your footage. Especially that shot towards the end where the sun comes through and hits the ocean. The last shot too. Very inspiring.

02-28-2010, 09:23 PM
Let me guess, there's something behind comprehending the shots 1:35, 2:48 and 3:40...

02-28-2010, 10:02 PM
Those 3 shots are 70-200L, kit lens, kit lens

02-28-2010, 10:33 PM
did you stretch it post?

02-28-2010, 10:57 PM
did you stretch it post?


02-28-2010, 11:06 PM
Those 3 shots are 70-200L, kit lens, kit lensWell, my score was 2/3 -- but there are more 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 shots, I guess. Old tricks based on shallow DOF hide what a deep DOF does not, yes or not? ;-)

BTW, what aperture setting did you use on the first shot (1:35-2:23) of these three shots?

02-28-2010, 11:49 PM
About 50% of it was shot with the kit lens. Honestly, I wasn't trying to hide anything, I simply played with the DOF from a artistic point of view.

As far as the aperture, I don't really remember... I didn't have an ND filter so I'm sure its in the closed end.

03-01-2010, 01:29 AM
Thanks for your answer. The mid-range on the aperture can help for sure but related to sharpness after all. And of course, you weren't trying to hide anything. It is the DOF balance which does it. Cinema is a balance of everything anyway. It would be funny if you could identify each shot such as this sample here:


A fair shootout between lenses of different prices would also be interesting to compare.

The results on that thread are an impressive example of what quality glass can give to the last 5% (or 50% LOL :-) of the chain.

03-01-2010, 01:50 AM
Playing to a lens' strengths is much more valuable in my book than dismissing them because of their weaknesses.

03-01-2010, 06:46 AM
Sure, it is.

03-01-2010, 12:32 PM
Playing to a lens' strengths is much more valuable in my book than dismissing them because of their weaknesses.

Well said.