Old 04-10-2011, 03:29 AM   #1
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Default First shots off the 5D / L glass

Met up with my buddy Dave he runs the 101 on the Florida East Coast Railway. I usually shoot him elsewhere but I stopped here on a whim of a red light facing the other way, sure enough he showed up early and I would have missed him in my other spot.





The smaller images look a bit soft but the originals are %100 tack sharp. It's unbelieveable how sharp they are. These two were with the 24-105L, this next one was with the 70-200 f4L IS, it's a crop. I was too far for 200mm this would have been a good shot with the 300mm f4L IS



anyway, i don't know what's happening in processing that makes these look like ass but the originals are so sharp you can read the warning stickers on the front door.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:40 AM   #2
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You'll lose sharpness when you resize. That's why most folks will use a touch of USM after sizing (50%/0.5/0)...
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unsharpen mask?

I'm using Lightroom 3.2 for now.

but yeah other than the soft resizing, I'm thoroughly impressed with this rig. It's like a bigger beefier full-frame sharper all-metal and faster version of my Rebel XTi without a built-in flash.
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The camera can only do so much, no matter what model you have. Those look very ordinary to me, truth be told. Nothing exciting about composition or any technical aspect of the shots either.
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The camera can only do so much, no matter what model you have. Those look very ordinary to me, truth be told. Nothing exciting about composition or any technical aspect of the shots either.
I think his intent was to show IQ examples of his new gear, not to get a POTW.

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but yeah other than the soft resizing, I'm thoroughly impressed with this rig. It's like a bigger beefier full-frame sharper all-metal and faster version of my Rebel XTi without a built-in flash.
After shooting with the XT for two years, I upgraded to the 5D three years ago and since then the XT has remained a dust collector. Aside from the turtle-slow frame rate, the 5D is a GREAT camera.
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