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CHRIS
03-26-2009, 06:16 PM
Today I recieved a self bought present from my UPS man. I just recieved my New Canon 16-35mm L f2.8 II super wide lens :D:D. Now I can't wait to get north near some mountains. I will be going by the ocean hopefully this weekend to try it out. So far I love it. Just felt like bragging.

Jimmy Legs and Little d
03-26-2009, 07:21 PM
Chris,
You sure do sound excited! Look forward to seeing some pictures from your weekend trip.

Brad
03-26-2009, 08:57 PM
Chris,

You will like that lens! Being f/2.8 gives you a lot of flexibility for indoor shots with no flash. Pictures in Tux are awesome getting a fuller view of the ravine and headwall.

The software I use for panorama shots can handle this lens and I love the results.

Here is a Tux panorama shot with it.
http://images44.fotki.com/v1470/photos/5/8235/7343755/CRW_107980-vi.jpg

An ocean shot
http://images27.fotki.com/v982/photos/5/8235/7367645/CRW_1240-vi.jpg

An an indoor shot
http://images46.fotki.com/v1452/photos/7/1321727/7314374/CRW_0727-vi.jpg

JimS
03-26-2009, 10:16 PM
Glad you went with the second generation. I've heard nothing but great reviews...and a 16mm on a full frame sensor...lookout for superwide shots coming in!

Brad
03-27-2009, 06:06 AM
Okay Chris, where are our pictures? We are waiting.

CHRIS
03-27-2009, 06:52 AM
Thanks everybody. Hopefully this weekend it will stop raining so I can get out there. I will post some as soon as I can. Terrific shots Brad. Was that the inside of your cabin?

Brad
03-27-2009, 08:19 AM
Thanks everybody. Hopefully this weekend it will stop raining so I can get out there. I will post some as soon as I can. Terrific shots Brad. Was that the inside of your cabin?
No, the inside picture is of the new Executive Director's cottage at the summer camps I have been involved with for years (am on the Board of Trustees now). A part of the building is being redone over time to be a nice full time place for the Executive Director to live. This is the first part - so, I took several pictures inside to try to catch the feeling of the place. That lens sure helps!

Other pictures of the room - all using that lens - are at http://public.fotki.com/newfound-owatonna/2009/2009-03-loon-lodge/

Here are a couple of pictures in our cabin using that lens handheld I just took for you. It really does a nice job. Only a wide angle lens can pull in so much to the picture.

http://images46.fotki.com/v1482/photos/8/8235/242566/CRW_1256-vi.jpg

http://images49.fotki.com/v1456/photos/8/8235/242566/CRW_1257-vi.jpg

CHRIS
03-27-2009, 08:56 AM
Thanks Brad. I love the looks of your cabin. I hope to someday have one of my own. In your second shot it cool how the fan is stopped but yet blurred.Your cabin really does look cozy. Thanks.

Brad
03-27-2009, 11:00 AM
Thanks Chris - those pictures of our cabin were without a flash. It is amazing how well the lens does. The forecast says that Saturday will be good weather for you. Hope you have a good time experimenting with the new toy.

I am planning on shooting sunrise from the Town Dock at Meredith, NH tomorrow.

forestgnome
03-29-2009, 06:17 AM
Congrats!

Although this is not quite the range I'm looking for, I'm soon to by a new small zoom. I need to replace my 24-70mm f/2.8, and it would be nice to cover below that with the same lens. I'm tempted by a 17-70mm and an 18-85mm but they are not fast enough ( f/3.5-f/5.6, etc.) My 24-70mm Sigma is f/2.8 throughout.

I'll probably end up buying two lenses and cover the smaller range with a single lens later. I think Jim S is looking at a Tokina 12-24mm.

I'll look forward to your shots with the L glass.

Brad, what was your White Balance for your cabin interior shots? I've been requested to shoot a rental interior for advertisement purposes. Any tips? Your shots are beutiful. Nice cabin!

happy trails :)

Thanks

Brad
03-29-2009, 07:51 AM
Patrick,

I did those two pictures inside the cabin very quickly just as an example for Chris. I shot them RAW on AV and f2.8 - doing nothing at the camera. Converting from RAW into Elements I flipped it to "Shade" and pulled the contrast down a bit to get rid of the red over exposed places. That was all.

CHRIS
03-29-2009, 11:28 AM
Here are a few I took this weekend out by Fort Adams R.I.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308001-2.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308002-1.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308003-2.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308033-1.jpg

This guy was flying 3 kites and making them all move seperatly Way cool.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308006-1.jpg

This shot I tried to see what I could do at this tree farm.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308035.jpg

I think I am going to love this lens :)

Brad
03-29-2009, 12:10 PM
It looks like you are already having fun with it. It really does open up to a wider view. The kite picture is really wonderful. You have to stop and remember that those are not dotted lines you put in afterwards!

mtruman
03-29-2009, 01:31 PM
Very nice Chris! Fun getting out with the new equipment. We love the locale that you used for these shots. My in-laws live in Newport so we get out there quite a bit (but your pictures remind me that it isn't often enough). Thanks for sharing.

CHRIS
03-29-2009, 06:07 PM
Thanks Mark I figured you might reconize the area. I don't remember the name of the park area but I do remember we took a right coming out of Fort Adams and came upon it. My wife and I plan on going back there some day to watch the sunset. Of course the camera will be coming :D. I could see a light house across the water that I believe might of been the James Town light house but we did not have enought time to drive over there.

mtruman
03-30-2009, 07:39 AM
Thanks Mark I figured you might reconize the area. I don't remember the name of the park area but I do remember we took a right coming out of Fort Adams and came upon it. My wife and I plan on going back there some day to watch the sunset. Of course the camera will be coming :D. I could see a light house across the water that I believe might of been the James Town light house but we did not have enought time to drive over there.

The park is Brenton Point. Just a beautiful spot and a haven for kite fliers. On nice days there are hundreds in the air and it's great to just lay on the grass and look out at the ocean and watch the kites overhead. Here's a couple of shots from a typical summer Sunday.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/SdCt-4gnWMI/AAAAAAAAKjc/v_yBEV7axL8/s800/050530-111738.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/SdCt_NY53dI/AAAAAAAAKjk/oco3H1nZN9w/s800/050530-112012.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/SdCuABInQjI/AAAAAAAAKj0/UquR-nJmreg/s800/050530-115254.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/SdCuAuMgznI/AAAAAAAAKkE/GgVFxHm_2UA/s800/050530-115746.jpg

Another really nice spot out there is Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Nice walking trails and more incredible views. Norman Bird Sanctuary is in the same areas as Sachuest and it has even nicer hiking trails and lots of good opportunities for photography. Check them out if you get the chance.

CHRIS
03-30-2009, 08:22 AM
Thanks Mark I will have to check them out. Especiallly where my 9 yr old daughter is really getting into useing my old Rebel. She loves taking pictures. I find it funny how with all them kites in the air in your pictures none of them are getting tangled but they are some really cool looking kites.