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09-12-2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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Why k20d IS the best low light DSLR out there.

The Cat Returns on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This photo i took of a friend's cat in my dark kitchen with the only light from the extractor fan lamp. The cat was sitting looking the other way and i clapped and tapped and shouted but he didn't flinch. Finally i whistled and he looked right round. Stared at me for long enough to take 6 shots. Last shot he gave me this perfect look and the symmetrical ears.

Using a 50mm 1.4 lens and ISO1100, the speed was 1/20 with shake reduction the only thing keeping it sharp.



I hope you like this photo as much as i do... I am really proud

Also another shot with the same lens: Billy-Bob! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This cat was outside after sundown. No light was on his face apart from ambient light and coming from me, but he is backlit from the house.

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Nice shot, I like it.

This kind of shots make C/N camp envy as most of their primes don't have IS/VR. I have seen shots taken at 1/10 but they are soft. This is where in camera SR shines.
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I like picture, and I like some other nice ones on your flickr account, congrats! The one of the cat walking in the street is very nice.
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can you please post this photo again without its EXIF information stripped?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
can you please post this photo again without its EXIF information stripped?
Flickr: More detail about The Cat Returns
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thanks,



OP: thats nuts!
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Nice shot ! I can't believe he stayed still so long for you !

QuoteOriginally posted by aleonx3 Quote
This kind of shots make C/N camp envy as most of their primes don't have IS/VR. I have seen shots taken at 1/10 but they are soft. This is where in camera SR shines.
Funny thing is they mostly don't know what they're missing. The standard Canonian or Nikonian reply to the fact that they have not stabilised 50mm (or whatever short prime) is "you don't need VR/IS/SR at 50mm".

My standard reply to that is: you only say that because you have not tried it.

I don't envision *ever* buying another DSLR without in-body stabilisation. I find it invaluable, even with the DA12-24mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
Nice shot ! I can't believe he stayed still so long for you !



Funny thing is they mostly don't know what they're missing. The standard Canonian or Nikonian reply to the fact that they have not stabilised 50mm (or whatever short prime) is "you don't need VR/IS/SR at 50mm".

My standard reply to that is: you only say that because you have not tried it.

I don't envision *ever* buying another DSLR without in-body stabilisation. I find it invaluable, even with the DA12-24mm.
Just ask them how come Canon made both a 17-85 and 17-55 with IS if it wouldn't be useful.
I shot a church inside at 28mm at 1/8 thanks to the Canon 28-135 IS i had at the time, i never enjoyed shooting as much as i did with that film cam the lens was on, i know the IS had a lot to do with it.
Which is why i looked at inbody SR when looking around to upgrade the 30D.

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Your focus could not have been better and the out of focus nose and ears prove just how spot on you are...Nicely done.
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Trully great pic!
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No wonder it is good in low light, you were using "Aperture: f/0" !!!
(from the flickr exif)
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No wonder it is good in low light, you were using "Aperture: f/0" !!!
(from the flickr exif)
In case you weren't aware, that's what EXIF always reports for manual exposure lenses (eg, "M" series). Well, some viewers report it as "1", but either way, the field is basically empty.
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Really nice shot. Cute too!
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QuoteOriginally posted by IsaacEastgate Quote
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Using a 50mm 1.4 lens and ISO1100, the speed was 1/20 with shake reduction the only thing keeping it sharp.


No clue as to the exif as it was stripped. But obviously with very little DoF as only the eye area is in focus. Job well done. Although 1/20s is not quite slow when using 50mm .

No matter what. Nice image

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QuoteOriginally posted by danielchtong Quote
No clue as to the exif as it was stripped. But obviously with very little DoF as only the eye area is in focus. Job well done. Although 1/20s is not quite slow when using 50mm .

No matter what. Nice image

Daniel
Ok, if I am understanding some of the DOF discussions, if the OP wanted the entire head in focus, then he would have to step it down a bit. Is that correct?
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