Walking the dogs

I decided I needed to give the 5DM3 a go during the commute home today. I ended up going all the way out to Fort Cronkhite on the Marin Headlands to get this photo. What I learned along the way is that a full frame sensor camera handles depth of field way differently than a crop sensor camera. Time to tame the beast.

Woman walking dogs at Fort Cronkhite

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 at 105mm. 1/640 second at f/8.0, ISO 200. (All 105mm posts so far with this lens!?!)

Canon 5DM3 while winding down the commute.

Take a bow

I’m currently going through a major transition (all good!), so I’m wrapping stuff up and preparing to change coordinates. Also, I’ve got this brand new, monster of a camera but I’m ridiculously busy–aargh!… Lots of 5DM3 “Out and About” photos will be coming soon. In the meantime, another close-up of flora at the homestead from this past weekend.

Salsify up close

Lens: Canon Ef 24-105mm f/4.0L at 105mm. 1/3200 second at f/4, ISO 200.

Canon 5DM3 in training.

Totally tripping at the homestead

So I got the 5D Mark III, which necessitated updating my computer’s system so I could run software that could read the camera RAW files… ALL WORTH IT! WOW! What a revelation!! “L” glass with the new 5D is nothing less than the SHITE! Here’s some blooming flora from the yard. I did minimal processing on these images, and the first (the aloe bloom) is pretty much straight from the camera.

Aloe bloom

Red rose in the shade

Cactus bloom

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L. All at ISO 200.

1st image: lens at 105mm, 1/5000 second at f/4.
2nd image: lens at 105mm, 1/500 second at f/6.3.
3rd image: lens at 105mm, 1/100 second at f/6.3.

(Interesting that I chose images only from the long end of the zoom range.)

Canon 5DM3 making my day.

New tool

I’ve got a Canon 5D Mark III w/EF 24-105mm in the house so I’m busy updating my game–aka, installing new and updating old software. Coming from a Rebel T2i and a G11 all I’ve got to say is, “WOW!” This is my messy desk with very low key source lighting straight from the camera (except for resizing and a touch of sharpening).

My desktop via the Canon 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L at 28mm. 1/250 second at f/5.0, ISO 2500!!

Canon 5DM3 while installing the goodies.

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