27 March 2018

A few Birds in Flight during a Canon AF Training Session

A few Birds in Flight during a Canon AF training session
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens - Birds In Flight Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

A few birds in flight captured during an advanced Autofocus practical session yesterday - as part of my one-on-one / private Canon Advanced Autofocus Private Training.

Advanced Canon Autofocus Training Cape Town
The objective of the Advanced Canon AF private training is to provide the more experienced photographer with an one-one-one opportunity for learning more about the Canon EOS advanced AF Systems and application in an Action / Birds in Flight photography environment. More>>

Client Canon Camera & Lens
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EOS EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM lens

Cape Town Location
Diep River Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Equipment (Birds In Flight / Action Photography)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
  • Lexar Professional 800x / 120MB/s 32GB CF Card

Manual Mode Settings
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length 400mm
  • Auto-ISO (ISO 400 - 640)
  • Continuous shooting mode (10 fps) / AI Servo
  • AI Servo / AF Mode Option (Wide Zone AF / Case 1)
  • Lens AF On / No IS / Handheld

Note
: the four Grey heron images are consecutive frames captured at 10 fps - best viewed in the Slide Show.

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Grey Heron in Flight 2 / 4 : Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Grey Heron in Flight 2 / 4 : Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Grey Heron in Flight 3 / 4 : Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Grey Heron in Flight 3 /4 : Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


Grey Heron in Flight 4 / 4 : Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Grey Heron in Flight 4 / 4 : Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

White-breasted cormorant in Flight : Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
White-breasted cormorant in Flight : Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Pied Kingfisher in Flight : Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Pied Kingfisher in Flight : Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photo Gallery

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town

15 March 2018

Bright Beachside Using a Vernon Chalmers Image Without Permission

Bright Beachside En-suite on Woodbridge Island Using a Vernon Chalmers Woodbridge Island / Table Mountain Image Without Permission

It came to my attention that Bright Beachside En-suite on Woodbridge Island at www.airbnb.com is using a Vernon Chalmers Woodbridge Island Milnerton, Cape Town copyright image without permission.

When visiting theBright Beachside En-suite on Woodbridge Island website the Vernon Chalmers Woodbridge Island Milnerton, Cape Town image is located on the View Photos section listed on the main image on the the www.airbnb.com website.

This is the Woodbridge Island image that was taken by Bright Beachside on Woodbridge Island without permission from a Vernon Chalmers website in Cape Town, South Africa.


Copyright Infringement Bright Beachside En-suite on Woodbridge Island Using a Vernon Chalmers Woodbridge Island / Table Mountain Image Without Permission
Copyright Infringement: Bright Beachside En-suite on Woodbridge Island Using a Vernon Chalmers Woodbridge Island / Table Mountain Image Without Permission

Above the Table Mountain / Woodbridge Island image that was taken by Bright Beachside on Woodbridge Island without permission from a Vernon Chalmers website in Cape Town, South Africa.

Bright Beachside En-suite on Woodbridge Island also added a red arrow symbol on the original Vernon Chalmers .JPG file


Copyright Infringement Warning to Cape Town Photographers

Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright Policy

08 March 2018

Canon Cameras / Lenses Supported in Adobe Lightroom

Canon Cameras / Lenses Supported in Adobe Lightroom
A list of Canon EOS / PowerShot cameras (with RAW file saving capabilities) as supported by Adobe Lightroom.

For detailed Canon camera / lens requirements please visit the following Adobe Pages:

From Adobe
With Adobe Camera Raw, you can enhance raw images from many different cameras and import the images into various Adobe applications. Supported applications include Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, After Effects, and Bridge. The table below lists all cameras that the Camera Raw plug-in (versions 1.0 through 10.2) and Lightroom (versions 1.0 through 6.14) support.


Current Canon Camera / Lens list as referenced by Adobe

Canon Cameras Raw image filename extension
EOS-1D CRW
EOS-1D C CR2
EOS-1D Mark II CR2
EOS-1D Mark II N CR2
EOS-1D Mark III CR2
EOS-1D Mark IV CR2
EOS-1Ds CR2
EOS-1Ds Mark II CR2
EOS-1Ds Mark III CR2
EOS-1DX CR2
EOS-1D X Mark II CR2
EOS 5D CR2
EOS 5D Mark II CR2
EOS-5D Mark III CR2
EOS-5D Mark IV CR2
EOS 5DS CR2
EOS 5DS R CR2
EOS 6D CR2
EOS 6D Mark II CR2
EOS 7D CR2
EOS 7D Mark II CR2
EOS 10D CRW
EOS 20D CR2
EOS 20Da CR2
EOS 30D CR2
EOS 40D CR2
EOS 50D CR2
EOS 60D CR2
EOS 60Da CR2
EOS 70D CR2
EOS 77D (EOS 9000D) CR2
EOS 80D CR2
EOS 200D (EOS Kiss X9, EOS Rebel SL2) CR2
EOS D30 CRW
EOS D60 CRW
EOS Digital Rebel (EOS 300D, EOS Kiss Digital) CRW
EOS Digital Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D, EOS Kiss X7) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel T1i (EOS 500D, EOS Kiss X3 Digital) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel T2i (EOS 550D, EOS Kiss X4 Digital) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D, EOS Kiss X50 Digital) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel T3i (EOS 600D, EOS Kiss X5 Digital) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel T4i (EOS 650D, EOS Kiss X4i) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D, EOS Kiss X70) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel T5i (EOS 700D, EOS Kiss X7i) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel T6 (EOS 1300D, EOS Kiss X80) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel T6i (EOS 750D, EOS Kiss X8i) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel T6s (EOS 760D, EOS Kiss 8000D) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel T7i (EOS 800D, EOS Kiss X9i) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel XS (EOS 1000D, EOS Kiss F) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel Xsi (EOS 450D, EOS Kiss Digital X2) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350D, EOS Kiss Digital N) CR2
EOS Digital Rebel Xti (EOS 400D, EOS Kiss Digital X) CR2, CRW
EOS M CR2
EOS M2 CR2
EOS M3 CR2
EOS M5 CR2
EOS M6 CR2
EOS M10 CR2
EOS M100 CR2
PowerShot 600 CR2
PowerShot A5 CR2
PowerShot A50 CRW
PowerShot G1 CRW
PowerShot G1 X CRW
PowerShot G1 X Mark II CRW
PowerShot G1 X Mark III CR2
PowerShot G2 CR2
PowerShot G3 CR2
PowerShot G3 X CRW
PowerShot G5 CRW
PowerShot G5X CR2
PowerShot G6 CRW
PowerShot G7 X CR2
PowerShot G7 X Mark II CRW
PowerShot G9 CR2
PowerShot G9X CR2
PowerShot G9 X Mark II CR2
PowerShot G10 CR2
PowerShot G11 CR2
PowerShot G12 CR2
PowerShot G15 CR2
PowerShot G16 CR2
PowerShot Pro 1 CR2
PowerShot Pro70 CR2
PowerShot Pro90 IS CRW
PowerShot S30 CRW
PowerShot S40 CRW
PowerShot S45 CRW
PowerShot S50 CRW
PowerShot S60 CRW
PowerShot S90 CRW
PowerShot S95 CRW
PowerShot S70 CR2
PowerShot S100 CR2
PowerShot S100V CRW
PowerShot S110 CR2
PowerShot S120 CR2
PowerShot SX1 IS CR2
PowerShot SX50 CR2
PowerShot SX60 HS CR2

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Canon Lenses Lens mount
Canon 6.1-30.5mm f/2.8-4.5 Canon
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Canon
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Canon
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM Canon
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Canon
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Canon
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Canon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM Canon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Canon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Canon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Canon
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Canon
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Canon
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Canon
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM Canon
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Canon
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Canon
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Canon
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Canon
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Canon
Canon EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM Canon
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Canon
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Canon
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Canon
Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM Canon
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM ** Canon
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Canon
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x Canon
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x Canon
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Canon
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Canon
Canon EF 35mm f/2 Canon
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Canon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Canon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Canon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Canon
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Canon
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Canon
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Canon
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Canon
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Canon
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L USM Canon
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXT Canon
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Canon
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x Canon
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x Canon
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Canon
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Canon
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +1.4x Canon
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +2.0x Canon
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Canon
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM +1.4x Canon
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM +2.0x Canon
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Canon
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x Canon
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM +2.0x Canon
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Canon
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III Canon
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM +2x III Canon
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM +1.4x III Canon
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM +2x III Canon
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Canon
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x Canon
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +2.0x Canon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Canon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x Canon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x Canon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Canon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Canon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Canon
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Canon
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Canon
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Canon
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Canon
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Canon
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM Canon
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Canon
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Canon
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Canon
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Canon
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM ** Canon
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS * ** Canon
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Canon
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Canon
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Canon
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Canon
Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 MACRO IS STM Canon
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Canon
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Canon
Canon PowerShot S90 Lens Canon
Canon PowerShot S100 Canon
Canon PowerShot G10 ** Canon
Canon PowerShot G11 Canon
Canon PowerShot G12 Canon
Canon PowerShot S95 Canon
Canon PowerShot G1 X Canon
Canon PowerShot G15 Canon
Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Canon
Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM Canon
Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Canon
Canon FD 28mm F2.8 Canon
Canon FD 50mm F1.4 Canon
Canon FD 135mm F2.5 S.C. Canon

Source: Adobe (Cameras / Lenses)

Adobe Lightroom Post-Processing Private Training Cape Town
Adobe Lightroom Post-Processing Private Training Cape Town

05 March 2018

Extension Tube Option For Close-Up Photography

A quick look at the Extension Tube option for Close-Up Work
Canon Extension Tube EF25 II between body / lens
A look at the Extension Tube option for Close-Up Photography
I receive regular questions on the use / benefits of extension tubes vs macro lenses.

Without going into much technical detail an extension tube will assist your non-macro lens (or even your macro lens) in decreasing the minimum focus distance (of your regular lens). In the image below is a 25mm extension tube (meaning that this particular tube moves the lens 25mm further away from the camera). The result is a decrease of the normal minimum focus distance of your lens and an increase in the magnification (of whatever you're photographing).

There is no glass in the tube, its purely a hollow tube with some electronic circuitry for retaining camera / lens autofocus. If fits between the body and the lens (and in the case of the Canon extension tube is compatible with EF and EF-S lenses) Some tubes, like the Kenko brand is sold in in a set of three. ie. 12mm / 20mm / 36mm (which can be stacked). The more you stack the shorter the focus distance with a larger magnification.

The extension tube is a very cost-effective way for getting into close-up and macro photography offering various creative opportunities (without purchasing a macro lens).

Disadvantages of the extension tube are the possible loss of image quality, much shallower depth of field to work with and tricky at times to focus.

I regularly use the Canon EF25 IIextension tube with the Canon EOS 6D and EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM lens (as seen in the image) without any significant image quality sacrifice.


The extension tube is even more effective at shorter focal lenght lenses. Herewith an example / demonstration with the Canon EF 50mm f1/8 STM lens and Canon EF25 II extension tube (Canon EOS 70D).

In my  Macro and Close-Up Photography Workshops I demonstrate the Canon Extension Tube EF25 II on various non-macro lenses.


Similar close-Up article with more detailed camera / lens EXIF data: View

A few example images to show the image quality when using the Canon EF25 II with above Canon body and lens:

(Click to enlarge)
Close-Up Flower Photography Cape Town: Canon Extension Tube EF25 II
Close-Up Flower Photography Cape Town: Canon Extension Tube EF25 II

Close-Up Flower Photography Cape Town: Canon Extension Tube EF25 II
Close-Up Flower Photography Cape Town: Canon Extension Tube EF25 II

Close-Up Flower Photography Cape Town: Canon Extension Tube EF25 II
Close-Up Flower Photography Cape Town: Canon Extension Tube EF25 II

Close-Up Flower Photography Cape Town: Canon Extension Tube EF25 II
Close-Up Flower Photography Cape Town: Canon Extension Tube EF25 II

Close-Up Flower Photography Cape Town: Canon Extension Tube EF25 II
Close-Up Flower Photography Cape Town: Canon Extension Tube EF25 II