Kookaburra in flight

A test of the focus tracking on the 5DMkII - works quite well indeed.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 21st February 2009, This photo: 10:53am

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  • chooks! said:
    Very Good!
  • Simon Diete said:
    I agree David, great shot mate.
  • David de Groot said:
    Not bad for a test shot really.
  • -Bennie- said:
    excellent stuff dave... single AF point on the right i guess??
  • David de Groot said:
    Nah, single centre point then cropped to a third ;-)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    very nice :D
  • David de Groot said:
    Not a fantastically artistic shot, but it proved what I wanted it to :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    I really like all those diagonal lines - nice bit of cropping :D
  • David de Groot said:
    :) I'm not sold on the colour, might have chosen the wrong profile, but the diagonals add interest, I'll grant you that.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    No I like the colours :) When do you choose the profile? Is it a processing thing? I know nothing... Diags are superb :D
  • David de Groot said:
    If I were shooting jpg, I'd choose it in camera (called a Picture Style), but since I shoot raw, I do it in LightRoom. This is the Lightroom "Camera Landscape" profile/picturestyle.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Ah ha. Does lightrooom then set all the colour levels and you tweak them as necessary? Kind of tricky making you choose. Can you change you mind after or do you have to manually make changes?
  • David de Groot said:
    It's all very configurable, and yes, you can change it later when shooting raw. I can tweak a huge number of variables, or just slack out and use presets. Well worth having a peek at - there's a 30 day trial on the Adobe site.
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    Great capture.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Warwick :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Thanks Dave, I'll have to do that when I get a new camera :D
  • David de Groot said:
    Your current one doesn't do raw files ?
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Yeah it can shoot in raw, just that I can't find the discs that came with the camera, so I can look at the raw pics...my old computer died and the new one is running off the evil Vista (which doesn't agree with anything I have, you should see the lengths I have to go to get pics off my camera!!!)...these are my excuses for a new camera and a new computer :D My next 'puter is definitely an apple. The new camera...TBC :P I don't know whether it's good or bad that I have no decent glass - means I can now go toward Nikon or Canon or maybe even Sony. So many choices!
  • David de Groot said:
    I don't trust Sony. So it's Nikon or Canon, and right now, it doesn't matter which you choose as both have bodies with excellent high-iso performance and both do full frame bodies as well as APS-C bodies.
    As for the disk for your camera - unless it's something really hoopy, Lightroom should handle it - even on Vista. :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    lol, why do you not trust Sony? I'm intrigued...
    What does hoopy mean?
  • David de Groot said:
    Sony hasn't got the most ethical and consumer oriented track record. There's not guarantee they'll continue their dSLR line as it's not really a core business for them, and they insist on weird proprietary solutions like "memory sticks".
    As for hoopy - surely anyone who knows where their towel is would know that one! :P
  • -Gadabout- said:
    That's a very good point you raise. Shall steer clear of Sony.
    I never heard anyone use the word hoopy!! You sure you didn't just make it up? :P I've not heard the towel expression before either!
  • David de Groot said:
    Where have you been ? Taking an intergalactic cruise in your office or something ?
    You education is clearly lacking - I suggest this.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    lol, something like that :P
    Cheers for the suggestion - I'll add them to my reading list! :)