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    Hi all forumers,

    Just bought the Canon EOS 60D Kit II (18-135mm) from Cathay Photo yesterday and manage to snap a few shots but seems weird la. Hope to meet up soon with senior/season photographers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tan280 View Post
    Hi all forumers,

    Just bought the Canon EOS 60D Kit II (18-135mm) from Cathay Photo yesterday and manage to snap a few shots but seems weird la. Hope to meet up soon with senior/season photographers.
    Welcome to CS and whar do you mean by weird?

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    Hi and welcome to CS tan280
    and yes, I am interested to know what's weird with your 60D and 18-135 too

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    Welcome to CS... maybe can explain more about wat is weird...
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    Hi and thanks for the welcomne note. As for the weird pics I took some of them are simply get blurred out as I using a Macro f/1.2L USM lens and also when I use the program mode with Auto ISO the pics is not very sharp. LIke I what I am, a newbie shot. So I hope to have guidance. C&C welcome. I will post some and please give comments. Anyway I will attend the training lab provided by Canon and learn the basics of photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tan280 View Post
    Hi all forumers,

    Just bought the Canon EOS 60D Kit II (18-135mm) from Cathay Photo yesterday and manage to snap a few shots but seems weird la. Hope to meet up soon with senior/season photographers.
    60D nice. Enjoy!

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    New and you got a f1.2L ?!?!
    Its because of shallow DOF, thats why you find your pictures blurred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tan280 View Post
    Hi and thanks for the welcomne note. As for the weird pics I took some of them are simply get blurred out as I using a Macro f/1.2L USM lens and also when I use the program mode with Auto ISO the pics is not very sharp. LIke I what I am, a newbie shot. So I hope to have guidance. C&C welcome. I will post some and please give comments. Anyway I will attend the training lab provided by Canon and learn the basics of photography.
    Hmmm... I don't think canon has a f1.2L macro lens leh... do you mean the 50mm f1.2L?
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    Welcome to cs!
    Omg.. how I envy you!! f1.2L
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    hahaha guys cool it. Don't get clouded by gear envy

    TS, am confused what lens you are referring to now. Is it the 18-135 or some f/1.2L macro lens (????) ?

    Anyway, a picture will speak a thousand words.
    Exploring! :)

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    Welcome to CS . . .
    Shot more cos digital is FREE !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aero93t View Post
    Hmmm... I don't think canon has a f1.2L macro lens leh... do you mean the 50mm f1.2L?
    Yes is a 50mm f/1.2L lens.. anyway I just rent it from Camera rental centre and try out some macro shooting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tan280 View Post
    Hi all forumers,

    Just bought the Canon EOS 60D Kit II (18-135mm) from Cathay Photo yesterday and manage to snap a few shots but seems weird la. Hope to meet up soon with senior/season photographers.
    how much u paid? i'm looking to buy this.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    how much u paid? i'm looking to buy this.

    thanks
    I bought it ard 2K.

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    to shoot macro, ie bugs, bump the aperture to F11-F16 to get sharper pics with more Depth of Field.
    Shutter to set to 1/160 and flash maybe +1ev and see how to works out...

    fyi, diy your own popup flash diffuser if u are using the camera built in flash..

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    Welcome to CS

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    Quote Originally Posted by farbird View Post
    to shoot macro, ie bugs, bump the aperture to F11-F16 to get sharper pics with more Depth of Field.
    Shutter to set to 1/160 and flash maybe +1ev and see how to works out...

    fyi, diy your own popup flash diffuser if u are using the camera built in flash..
    Ok tks farbird for the tips but I still dont understand. Anyway test and error for me. I will join the newbie's outing once I am available to learn more tactics and stances.

    Peter

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    I am not very experienced in DSLR but I think I can speak newbie language (pros please don't mind me please).

    Aperture (the opening that allows light to fall on the sensor aka "digital film") size is proportional to focal length divided by a number, i.e. f/#. In your case it is f/1.2 or 50/1.2. Since the # is the denominator, larger # means smaller opening.

    If you remember the pinhole camera in primary school science, a bigger pinhole allows more light in, but things in the distance will be blurred. It is the same in a camera. A bigger aperture (your f/1.2 for example) allows more light in, thus reducing the time needed (high shutter speed, less prone to hand shake). But the tradeoff is a shallower depth of field. Meaning, the only sharp thing will be the person / object in focus. Other things like the background in the distance will be blurred.

    Try taking pictures of the same object (with background in a distance) using different f/#. At f/1.2 the background will be very blur. Now switch your camera to Av and set the aperture to f/8.0. Take the same picture again. The background will be much clearer. But to allow the same amount of light to enter through the smaller opening, the shutter needs to be open longer. So if you try this at night you need a very steady hand so that camera shake will not affect your results.

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    wow that's detailed explanation and I appreciate that. Will try your settings and see how things goes. Time to go back to classes.

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    Welcome to CS. ^^

    You are encourage to read more online, and join some newbie outings under the Outings subforum.

    Good start here:

    Camera basics
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309544
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...al-photography

    Composition
    http://www.amateursnapper.com/photog...position-rules
    http://digital-photography-school.co...mposition-tips
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...ps-illustrated

    Landscape Photography
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...pe-photography
    Hyperfocus

    Street Photography
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...t-photographer

    Basic Night Photography Tips
    http://www.schoolofphotography.com/c...esson.html#int

    More topics covered here:
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
    Understanding Stops and Exposure

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    Buying Guides for Newbie

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    Singapore Camera equipment price guides:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=124

    Newbie guide to buying lenses:
    http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guid...g_guide_01.htm

    Newbie guide to buying DSLR:
    http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guid...g_guide_01.htm
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