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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-16-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,056
Posted By Kevin W-S
OK - well thanks for all the advice. I made...

OK - well thanks for all the advice.

I made my decision and went for the Canon 10-22mm.

Very pleased indeed - a nice lens and very sharp.

I am now learning how to use it - interesting...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-25-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,056
Posted By Kevin W-S
I think I follow the debate sop far. ...

I think I follow the debate sop far.

Question - how significant is the difference between F 2.8 and F 3.5? Does it really make a major difference in low light conditions (as has been implied)?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-24-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By Kevin W-S
Thanks for the input. That was how it was -...

Thanks for the input.

That was how it was - have had some other shots rejected for the same reasons re the light.

So, I took Nikos advice and toned down the colour, and adjusted the contrast...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-20-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By Kevin W-S
Suggestions?

This picture in terms of light is pretty much like it was. Dust gives the tint.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=846853&key=0

Any suggestions? Must the contrast be increased?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-20-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,056
Posted By Kevin W-S
Thanks Bryan!

Thanks Bryan!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-20-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,056
Posted By Kevin W-S
Since thinking about getting a wider angle lens I...

Since thinking about getting a wider angle lens I have been doing a bit of research.


There seem to be 3 main options.....

Canon 10-22
Tokina 11-16
Sigma AF 10-20 EX HSM DC

The Tokina...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-19-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By Kevin W-S
In my part of the world (Africa) the sky is often...

In my part of the world (Africa) the sky is often totally washed out from early in the morning.

I still take plenty of shots - some really good ones too - but I do not boither trying to submit...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-19-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,056
Posted By Kevin W-S
I am looking for a wide angle lens, and the Canon...

I am looking for a wide angle lens, and the Canon 10-22mm sounds nice!

I do have a Sigma 17-70mm but I need that extra "edge"?

Will go away and mill it over!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-19-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,623
Posted By Kevin W-S
For my pennies worth I think they are great...

For my pennies worth I think they are great shots.

Here (in SA) there a quite a few requests for wedding trains which end up with the bride having shots like those illustrated. So it is realistic...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-17-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,645
Posted By Kevin W-S
Well - a little down the line. The Sigma lens is...

Well - a little down the line. The Sigma lens is still OK, but boy do I love the Canon 70-200! Taking some really brilliant pics - including believe it or not - insect close-ups!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-30-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By Kevin W-S
Peter - there is some stuff on the L-series...

Peter - there is some stuff on the L-series 70-200 lens from Canon here as I went this route, as well as places where you can see example pics.

http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=6293...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 05-30-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,199
Posted By Kevin W-S
Thanks Walter! I actually just sent a PM which...

Thanks Walter! I actually just sent a PM which seemed the obvious thing to me - especially since he could have done the same. No reply.

Following the responses on sharpening I have been intrigued...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 05-29-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,199
Posted By Kevin W-S
I will contact you ,though you can ask the...

I will contact you ,though you can ask the question here....
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-09-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,199
Posted By Kevin W-S
Ween - interesting. Thanks for this.

Ween - interesting. Thanks for this.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-07-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,294
Posted By Kevin W-S
Got 4 comments so far - but then I do not have...

Got 4 comments so far - but then I do not have too many photos on .....! I am happy with the comments I have though!

My favorite got a comment....

[photoid=222744]

And one I thought may get...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-25-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Kevin W-S
Bulb setting, cable release and tripod - as...

Bulb setting, cable release and tripod - as already mentioned. In the case of the tripod get a good one - read solid and heavy! Manfrotto make reasonably priced (semi expensive) quality ones.
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-07-2008, 04:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,282
Posted By Kevin W-S
Do not use a domestic vacuum cleaner. While it...

Do not use a domestic vacuum cleaner. While it sucks up the large particles of dirt, it returns plenty fine ones to the air (even the water filter ones). Test this by putting the vacum in a "sun...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-05-2008, 04:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,282
Posted By Kevin W-S
Sat next to some the one day, who was taking...

Sat next to some the one day, who was taking photos and kept taking off the 500mm and adding an extender. id this every 5 minutes - literally. I asked him about dust etc. and he said yes - a problem....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Kevin W-S
Well - you must visit some time ! If you ever do,...

Well - you must visit some time ! If you ever do, give me a shout.

The trains here are actually difficult to find, and steam is dying out fast with only a few engines left. One has to be in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Kevin W-S
Just be careful with the camera! You are doing...

Just be careful with the camera! You are doing the right things by asking etc. But again some countries can be really dodgy. A few years back in Tanzania, just having a camera was trouble.

Get...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,282
Posted By Kevin W-S
Be very careful about using blower bulbs, and if...

Be very careful about using blower bulbs, and if you do change them every 3 or 4 months.

I use a blower bulb and one day discovered a whole of specs. A blow only made it worse. Dry cleaning by my...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 02-27-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,419
Posted By Kevin W-S
I have a suggestion here. I actually do not...

I have a suggestion here.

I actually do not think the camera itself (provided it is decent to start off with) is a big deal. I would suggest you go and look for a Canon 350D for example (they are...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 02-27-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By Kevin W-S
An interesting story! thanks for putting the link...

An interesting story! thanks for putting the link up!
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 02-27-2008, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,739
Posted By Kevin W-S
Thank you! I was thinking it had something to do...

Thank you! I was thinking it had something to do with light density!
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 02-27-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,739
Posted By Kevin W-S
Levelling ?

Levelling ?
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