Creek (test)

Got the 17-40L today, and had to give it a test. Given there were no clouds in the sky for a sunset, I toodled down to the creek for a quick test (and I mean quick, in - shoot - out, mozzies were out and about)

View all photos taken: Friday, 6th March 2009, This photo: 6:05pm

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  • accesser said:
    Ohh nice work you like like the 14-40 its a great lens and not to expensive for an L.
    Must be even more nice on FF rather than crop
  • Wes Cooper said:
    New camera and new lens? Nice one, lucky man! Nice shot btw.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah the 17-40L isn't bad. Definitely cheaper than the 16-35L MkII, which would be nice, being a stop faster, but given I'm shooting at f/5.6 or greater most of the time, not really an issue.
    Yep yep yep :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    niiiiice :D
    Another new toy - you are really spoilt :D But this is all good for us because this means more pics (well we hope) :D
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe yep another one - still a couple more bits to go, but nothing exciting like lenses or bodies - just a remote, some batteries and a battery grip, that sort of thing.
  • Makavelian | Photography said:
    Haha... mozzies and midgies are the worst.
    Nice test. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - yeah, I was dressed inappropriately for that time of day - shorts and thongs.
  • Makavelian | Photography said:
    I have repellent in my camera bag now...
    Been caught out too many times. xP
  • pohuman said:
    Very nice!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I have some in the geocaching bag - no room in the camera bag for any though.
    Thanks :)
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    That's quite a crisp shot Dave. 'Grats on the lens!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Tim :)
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Very nice Dave. I'm surprised by how wide it is - looks fantastic.
  • dlaurini said:
    Fantastic shot, Dave
  • ndut'z said:
    it's just awesome!
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    so this is how it looks in a full frame huh... awesome.
  • David de Groot said:
    It's the equiv of a 10.625mm lens on an APS-C sensor, so yeah, nice and wide :)
    Thanks :)
    Yep :) You can now get the same field of view at 10mm on your bodies.
  • RaeA said:
    like the effect of the even light
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Rae, the sun had set by then, so just had nice omnidirectional twilight.
  • Mr Magoo ICU said:
    Nice composition David, lighting is nice - I was wondering why it lacked the usual harshness for that kind of location until I saw the comment above. Good work.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, I only ever shoot the creek now during heavy overcast weather or in the twilight periods (morn and night). Not worth it any other time of day.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Very good mate, the crop you did here really adds the the 'wide-ness' of this lens on FF, I think saving the $ and getting the f/4 is perfect! I asked myself that when shopping for the 70-200, how often (unless I was doing sports) would I use anything under f/4 If I need some speed, bang up goes the ISO.
    Oh, back to this shot, its sharp and clear......... but it's missing a whirlpool!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, although an f/2.8 lens would be nice, it's not such a big deal on an ultra-wide. As for f/2.8 on a tele, well, I tend to use that a lot actually (although f/4 with the TC attached).
    As for the whirlpool (or lack of it), the creek wasn't playing ball in that respect. :P
  • Jon McManus said:
    Brilliant! Gorgeous, though your comment about mosquitoes reminds me a bit of Scotland. Beautiful waterfalls that you could spend hours at--clouds of midges biting you every other moment sending you running for the car after about two seconds.
    Lens envy here. ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I think next time I whack on the Rid or Aeroguard first ;-)