05-13-2017 05:52 PM
That's awesome! Best looking 10 cents I've ever seen
I was taking macro shots of some cacti out in my front yard, but I would think it'd be super hard to focus stack that because in the wind, it might be pretty hard to do. I mostly shoot handheld, and I used to think that I have a pretty steady hand, but I guess in the case of macro, it'd be best to use my tripod. Now, in contrast, when I use tripod to take photos of landscapes (this is with the 60d) my shots were still somewhat soft.
I'll have to dig up some photos to put up here so I can give you an example. I am, however, able to get really sharp pics with the 7d2 handheld. I just ordered a monopod for ease of use rather than a tripod.
Do you think over some time, the 7d2 sensor will eventually become soft like the 60d did? Sensor or shutter... I'm not sure which might have failed.
Digital electronics fail in one big ball of flames. Unless there is an analog component somewhere in the logical signal path, you will never see a degradation in image quality. It should always be a pass/fail scenario.
Landscape shots with a wide angle lens tend to be more forgiving of camera motion than longer focal lengths. Your shutter speed sometimes needs to be fairly high for landscape shots, simply because of the wind moving everything around.
Also, your aperture settings can create a shallow depth of field. Learn to be familiar with the hyperfocal distances of your lenses.
05-13-2017 06:20 PM
Here's a handheld HDR shot, taken at 16mm. Unfortunately, the 5MB file size of the forums means a slightly blurry looking shot. I used a fairly high shutter speed because the wind was blowing the trees around slightly. Leaves were almost waving.
Here's a panoramic shot taken at 85mm, and shot from a tripod. I rotated the camera to portrait mode.
I took an initial shot in Av mode to get initial camera settings, which I used as a starting point for a manual settings. All of the shots in the panorama were shot with identical focus and exposure settings, which is critical for success. The above image is actually a 40MB file, but I had to compress it under 5MB to post it to the forums.