Flowing Fast

Cedar Creek still flowing fast after the rains.

I only took twelve shots around here as I was being eaten alive by mosquitoes.

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View all photos taken: Wednesday, 16th January 2008, This photo: 2:26pm

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  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    One word: Aeroguard
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Lovely shot!
    David what's your opinion on the Sigma 10-20mm lens?
  • David de Groot said:
    Well yes, that would have been planning though, and this was more spur-of-the-moment.

    Thanks Cecily. The Sigma 10-20 is very good value for money. I've not shot with the Canon 10-22 so I can't compare directly, but I'm quite happy with the Sigma. Good colour and contrast, and so very wide :)
    The only thing that's a bit of a bummer is the f/4-5.6 max aperture, something faster would be nice, but just doesn't exist for APS-C sensor cameras.
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    do you use tripods, or a pillow / cushion ?
  • David de Groot said:
    A tripod :) I don't have any little bean bag things.
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    Nikon & Tokina both have 12-24mm f/4 and Nikon have just released a 14-24mm f/2.8 (which I'm salivating over) but it's about $2,400-$2,800 depending on where you buy it from (I almost cried about the price when they announced it). Of course none of this helps you (except for the Tokina I guess), being a Canon aficionado. I find when I'm shooting wide-angle I stop down a lot anyway (don't often go faster than about f/11) so the f/4 isn't really that helpful. Also, the DOF at the very short focal lengths is very deep so you typically don't get very noticeable OOF areas with f/4 at <20mm. If you want the faster lens for more light then that's fair enough but if you want it for DOF effects then there's not much point (gotta stay over about 50mm I reckon; 105/2.8 is my best lens for shallow DOF, but it's also a 1:1 macro).
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  • David de Groot said:
    Well there is the Canon 16-35/2.8 but it's over $2k as well and isn't as wide on a crop sensor. In fact on an APS-C sensor it's pretty much the Canon or the Sigma that go to 10mm. Tamron do an 11-17, Tokina as you mentioned, do a 12-24 as do Sigma (although that's a proper 135 format lens so it's REALLY wide on a 5D or film camera).

    Yeah it's the more light thing that would be handy, esp. for hand-held inside. Not an issue for landscapes as I always stop down anyway.