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« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2014, 06:54:02 pm »

Hi ChasB46,

thanks for the picture. It looks a little bit better than mine. Zooms over 500 mm are apparently not useful for photo shooting at the sea.

I think I will sale my Canon SX50 HS and my old Canon 20D and get some new equipment.

Possible a Canon 70D. But which lens?

Canon 100-400 L
Canon 70-300 L
Sigma 50-500

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« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2014, 07:22:56 pm »

Claus D, if you spend £1000+ on a camera and lens I would expect it to take better pictures than a £300 zoom camera whatever the situation. I only take photos for personal use (printing to A4 at max; viewing on 24 inch monitor)  and uploading to websites which restrict size of upload and thus lack quality anyway. No way could I justify the extra expense for a quality that is limited by the latter factors.  If I was doing it professionally / selling photos etc. that might justify the extra expense. Personally I prefer to carry my/dogs food and drink rather than a camera body and lens / lenses.
And I do not have to hurriedly change lens or have a second body because the ship is now too close while keeping the sand and spray out!!
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« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2014, 08:08:21 pm »

I think you have problems with the heat haze,
On the Maasvlakte Rotterdam we have the same problems I have the Canon 500D with the 100-400 L
On the fuly zoom 400mm i have the same problems during the summer,but when  i reduce the pics 2000 for shipspotting the problems is solved.
But on other places around the Schelde the lens at 400 mm is perfect.
I have to say the lens is amazing !!!
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« Reply #63 on: July 21, 2014, 08:21:55 pm »

Buying a Canon 5D Mark III paired with a Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC tomorrow, leaping into the fullframe-world, looking forward to that.

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« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2014, 06:51:54 pm »

Thank you for all your comments.

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« Reply #65 on: July 26, 2014, 07:29:57 pm »

Klaus,

After two years of using the Canon 100-400mm, I can only recommend it! I have taken about 20,000 photos with it, hand-held, and out of those maybe 50 photos have been crap, meaning out of focus. I had the Sigma 150-500 before and it was useless, I had hundreds of photos of ships with sharp bows and unsharp superstructures! So I can only recommend spending the extra money to buy the Canon 100-400mm, it's truly an amazing lens and worth the extra money!

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« Reply #66 on: July 27, 2014, 08:03:20 pm »

Tamron 28-300 Smiley

The size is the perfect one, you can virtually do everything with it. But....

if you can afford it go for the Canon 28-300 (it does require a Canon camera though Grin) I use it for my automotive photography mostly (up to 50-75000 shots per year) and it may not be the quickest lens along the racetrack, it would never be a a handicap for "fast" going ships.

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« Reply #67 on: July 27, 2014, 08:22:13 pm »

If I can just chip in - I think 28 - 300 is too large a range for a zoom to cope, and in many cases edge sharpness is compromised.  I would suggest 24 or 28 to 100ish and 70 - 300 or 100 - 400.  Personally I use Canon  24 - 105 and 70 - 200 but will soon trade up to 70 - 300.   Two bodies are best, because if you change lenses too often, sooner or later you will have dust problems on the sensors.

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« Reply #68 on: July 27, 2014, 09:53:38 pm »

I am using the 50-500mm along with 5D Mark III, very happy with that combo, makes very sharp and clear pics at daytime.
Also using a tamron 24-70 f/2.8, very happy with that one as well.

Takes some time getting used to a 50-500, its HUGE, but i  love it.
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« Reply #69 on: July 28, 2014, 06:45:25 am »

I am using the 50-500mm along with 5D Mark III, very happy with that combo, makes very sharp and clear pics at daytime.
Also using a tamron 24-70 f/2.8, very happy with that one as well.

Takes some time getting used to a 50-500, its HUGE, but i  love it.

Totally agree Tomas - I also use a Sigma 50-500 and get fantastic results with it. Just about possible to hand hold it (for a short time) but a monopod or one of those little bean bag thingies that screw into the tripod bush are a big help.

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« Reply #70 on: July 28, 2014, 08:10:03 am »

If I can just chip in - I think 28 - 300 is too large a range for a zoom to cope, and in many cases edge sharpness is compromised.  I would suggest 24 or 28 to 100ish and 70 - 300 or 100 - 400.  Personally I use Canon  24 - 105 and 70 - 200 but will soon trade up to 70 - 300.   Two bodies are best, because if you change lenses too often, sooner or later you will have dust problems on the sensors.

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Allen, we use the CANON 28-300 lens for professional purposes (not shipping related) and I have not experienced the problems you are describing. The real downside is the price and the weight, but I have been carrying the lens in combination with a 1D weekend after weekend, and I am used to it now.  (and it fits just nicely in my cycle bag, when I do my daily tour along the Landtong in Rozenburg Smiley)
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« Reply #71 on: July 28, 2014, 12:03:08 pm »

Nikon 70-300.....It works for me Grin
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« Reply #72 on: July 28, 2014, 04:02:11 pm »

Pieter & Allan

I have been using a Canon 18-200IS for some time and find it very useful for short and medium range shipping, I also have a Canon 70-300IS for longer range.
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Ken

As I do my maritime photography on a bicycle, I appreciate to have one camera and one lens.  Wink
My only compromise is that I cannot shoot a VLCC fully sideways at close range, but a lens capable of doing that would produce a bent ship anyway.
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« Reply #73 on: July 28, 2014, 06:16:02 pm »

I am as well going by bicycle and also I am sometimes taking photos from onboard when I am onboard a ship.

I am very satisfied with following equipment:

Nikon D90

Lenses:
Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300 mm VR
Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-105 mm VR

Very good quality, and yet the equipment has a handy size.

Greetings from Germany,

Cornelia
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« Reply #74 on: July 28, 2014, 06:31:45 pm »

Hi

Nikon 70-300.....It works for me Grin

... Grin that's it. I have now ( because my old Nikon D40 kaput in Dec. 2013 ) a Nikon D5100.

I use:
Nikkor 18-55
Nikkor 18-105 ( this is really good ) 
Nikkor 55-200
Nikkor 70-300 ( really good too )

Of course, you can imagine that I am a real Nikonist. Grin

MBregards.
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