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Re: 100-400 USM II artifacts


diverhank wrote:

I'd like to see the same shots using other lenses.  I think given the same background, most lenses will end up having atrocious unpleasant looking backgrounds like the ones you show.

 

Personally I think your problem is mostly the unfortunate choices of backgrounds and don't tell me that you can't ever avoid them. You don't live in some other places that have worse or better backgrounds than the rest of us.  I think you should move on and accept a certain number of pictures that look "not so good" and move on.

 

I've had shots with terrible background like this even with my 600mm f/4L lens.  I've learned to either avoid cluttered background or learned to live with them.


And it is the foreground stuff that looks the worse to me, and those you definitely have to work at avoiding.

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Re: 100-400 USM II artifacts


TTMartin wrote:

diverhank wrote:

I'd like to see the same shots using other lenses.  I think given the same background, most lenses will end up having atrocious unpleasant looking backgrounds like the ones you show.

 

Personally I think your problem is mostly the unfortunate choices of backgrounds and don't tell me that you can't ever avoid them. You don't live in some other places that have worse or better backgrounds than the rest of us.  I think you should move on and accept a certain number of pictures that look "not so good" and move on.

 

I've had shots with terrible background like this even with my 600mm f/4L lens.  I've learned to either avoid cluttered background or learned to live with them.


And it is the foreground stuff that looks the worse to me, and those you definitely have to work at avoiding.


You can always use image editing software to replace the background.  Even the free stuff can do it with ease.

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Re: 100-400 USM II artifacts


Waddizzle wrote:

You can always use image editing software to replace the background.  Even the free stuff can do it with ease.


Most publications or photo competitions don't allow that degree of Photoshopping. You are pretty much limited to global adjustments in Lightroom

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Re: 100-400 USM II artifacts


TTMartin wrote:

Waddizzle wrote:

You can always use image editing software to replace the background.  Even the free stuff can do it with ease.


Most publications or photo competitions don't allow that degree of Photoshopping. You are pretty much limited to global adjustments in Lightroom


So what.  There is no law that says that every photo must be entered into a competition.

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Re: 100-400 USM II artifacts


Waddizzle wrote:

TTMartin wrote:

Waddizzle wrote:

You can always use image editing software to replace the background.  Even the free stuff can do it with ease.


Most publications or photo competitions don't allow that degree of Photoshopping. You are pretty much limited to global adjustments in Lightroom


So what.  There is no law that says that every photo must be entered into a competition.


Many of people do have their work published. It's not just contests that prohibit that degree of Photoshopping. The OP was talking about getting serious with his wildlife photography, that would indicate to me more than just taking personal photos. 

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