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Woohoo! New lens, new pics! :)

post #1 of 24
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I received a late birthday present of a new lens for my camera. Yes, Rob has scored a few more points in my books. I can't wait to take it to the cottage and get hunting for some nature pics.

It's going to take me awhile to get used to the lens, plus I should use a tripod. But, here are the first samples using Gigi and Steve as test subjects.

Steve




Gigi


You can see our sunroom's glass ceiling being reflected in her eye here. Pretty cool, since I was quite a distance away from her when I took the pic.




As you can see, this mouse has seen better days! One eye missing and a tattered nose!


Hope to improve a great deal more once I experiment more with the lens.
post #2 of 24
Really beautiful photos - and beautiful kitties! Such gorgeous faces!!
post #3 of 24
Those are wonderful photos & beautiful cats! The last one is my favourite, with Gigi in the background and her paw and the poor tattered mouse in the foreground.
post #4 of 24
GREAT pics Kass Congrats on the new lens, I look forward to more pics
post #5 of 24
These are beautiful. I envy your new lens and whatever camera you have! You have some talent and beautiful kitties!!!
post #6 of 24
Ohhhhh! Those are amazing! Mind if I ask, what camera do you have?
post #7 of 24
I love those! I especially love the one where Steve is sleeping!
post #8 of 24
Gorgeous Pictures Kass!! (And a big thanks to Rob for the toys )

I love the one of Gigi and the reflection in her eys - stunning!

Can't wait for more pictures.....
post #9 of 24
WOW! Both kitties are wonderful subjects.

Steve....sigh....I am so in love with him!
post #10 of 24
I never noticed the cute little black spots by Gigi's nose before!

The kitties look gorgeous, and those are beautiful pics. What sort of lens is it?
post #11 of 24
I, too, am jealous of your camera and lens. I wish my old Mamiya SLR was a digital so I could use the telephoto. *pouts*

Excellent test subjects for your lens, though.
post #12 of 24
Beautiful photos!! and such wonderful test subjects
post #13 of 24
Gorgeous pictures
post #14 of 24
Is it a 100mm fixed lens? f2.8?
post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for your responses!

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Originally Posted by BabyWukong View Post
.....The last one is my favourite, with Gigi in the background and her paw and the poor tattered mouse in the foreground. [/color][/font][/b]
Yes, that mouse has seen better days! It really gets mileage around this house.

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Originally Posted by KatKisses View Post
Ohhhhh! Those are amazing! Mind if I ask, what camera do you have?
Canon Digital Rebel XTi. Hope to upgrade to the Canon 40D at some point. I also use a point & shoot camera - Canon Powershot G6 which does some amazing close ups as well (and overall excellent camera).

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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
....I especially love the one where Steve is sleeping!
He, honestly, is the cutest thing. His face is staying so 'kitten' like - his body grew but his head hasn't caught up yet!

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Originally Posted by greycat2 View Post
Gorgeous Pictures Kass!! (And a big thanks to Rob for the toys ) I love the one of Gigi and the reflection in her eyes - stunning!.....
Thanks! And, yes, big thanks to Rob for the toy. Guys have their garages and cars, I have my camera.

The Gigi eye pic will get much better in the future. Once I try out the lens with a tripod and have all the settings in place. These pics were first shots when I attached the lens, so more practice needed.

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Originally Posted by Kiwideus View Post
Steve....sigh....I am so in love with him!
Honestly, Kellye, if you ever met him you would never want to leave him alone. He is the cutest thing I have encountered - from his constant purr, to his funny meow. He's more like a dog, wants to dig everywhere, follows you around, needs companionship. I'm so glad I brought the two of them home.

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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
I never noticed the cute little black spots by Gigi's nose before! The kitties look gorgeous, and those are beautiful pics. What sort of lens is it?
Gigi has a few freckles on both sides of her nose, along the whisker line - the mark on the right more pronounced than the left. Thanks Sarah!

Yes, it's the Canon 100mm. I was going to go with a 3rd party lens but decided to go with Canon. I'll be frequently using it and the great reviews won me over. Now I just need some practice.
post #16 of 24
I thought it was that - I went to B&H Photo this morning to check out the 100mm Nikon lenses.
post #17 of 24
does 100mm translate to macro?
post #18 of 24
Oh my gosh those pics are GORGEOUS! Those babies are just so precious anyway, but seeing them up close and clear is just Look at Gigi's eyelashes I could just kiss them both all over
post #19 of 24
I wouldn't presume to comment on thelens, but I sure do know pretty kitties when I see them. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone!

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Originally Posted by Renovia View Post
does 100mm translate to macro?
In this case, the lens is a dedicated macro lens with a fixed focal length of 100mm (therefore, you can be further away from your subject, but still get a macro result). There are various lenses, 50mm, 65mm, 100mm and 180mm macro. As you increase the focal length, the more expensive the lens since you don't need to be right on top of your subject to maintain fine details.

I'd love the 180mm, but my wallet wouldn't!
post #21 of 24
fantastic shots! i'm sure you'll get the hang of the new lens in no time
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by mistressotdark View Post
fantastic shots! i'm sure you'll get the hang of the new lens in no time
Oh, no...she's going to need LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTs of practice!
post #23 of 24
Great photos of Steve and Gigi!
I just noticed that they both have emerald colored eyes, I guess you have a thing for green eyed kitties.
post #24 of 24
These are GREAT! I love the eye one, keep testing away! I cant wait to see more!!!!
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