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Tennis Club Im Grünen: 180° Panorama

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Done on tripod, 17mm. 8 - 16 shots are stiched to a Panorama. Tennisclub Hof-Gattikon

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 July 2011 13:51 )

Testshooting mit einer Canon EOS 7d in der Nachbarschaft

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This is fun: I borrowed a canon eos 7d for testing, see some of the immediate results below.

I'm not a professional, I simply gathered some experience with my eos 400d for three years and close to 50'000 shots. These are the most obvious differences:
- The 7d is a lot bigger and heavier, it's a lot more complicated, with more possibilities, but it comes with a handy layout of controls
- I like the higher sensitivitiy of the sensor, I can shoot at ISO 3200, while with the 400d I do never go above ISO 400
- It can shoot 8 pics a second and allows what I'm never able to do with the small one, see the birds taking off or the water spraying off the leaves.

All the shots are done with a slightly wrong white balance. I like it a tad warmer and would adjust it, if the camera is mine to keep. -
A serious problem is my 17-55mm f2.8 lens. While it works very well with the 400d, on the 7d it delivers only good results in protrait distance. At 17mm however the distanced objects are never crisp enough. To marry the lens to the 7d, it would need some doctering first. I would opt at any time for a 50mm f1.4 lens and a fixed width ultra wide angle for this fantastic camera!



Last Updated ( Monday, 16 May 2011 09:40 )

HDR Panorama demo with rawmaterial from Alona Beach Bohol

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The same view at Alona Beach in late morning with and without HDR-photography. Look at the clouds at mid right, compare the two shots and look at the man reading in the shade of the trees. HDR lets me see both rich in texture, as I do with my own eyes.
The HDR-Panorama stiched out of 8 bracket shots. A bracket consists out of 3 shot of the same object at different exposures. Here 0,-2,+2. Note the added contrast in the brigtest and darkest zone of the picture after the three shots got merged. The high dynamic range information of three pictures allow some extensiv but simple photolab work with Photomatrix on the actual exposure of the final photo.

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 February 2011 11:57 )