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The view from Mount Painter. Images of Canberra

By johnboy 15 February 2013 15

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This in from Ben_Dover:

Some views from Mt Painter this morning

Trying out my new camera and lens, not quite got the hang of them yet.

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Holden Caulfield 5:34 pm 18 Feb 13

I walked up here for the first time yesterday. It’s a very nice spot.

Ben_Dover 9:05 am 16 Feb 13

I wish I knew what you two are talking about. 🙂

c_c™ 5:44 pm 15 Feb 13

Russ said :

Not wanting to derail the discussion into camera nerdery, but I don’t quite get the routine dissing of the 17-40 – I have both it and the Canon 14mm prime and at 17mm the zoom delivers great images that compare *very* will with the prime.

Yeah, I don’t agree with the people who say it’s a bad lens or that others in that segment of Canon’s range are as much better as their prices would suggest.

To get the 17-40 to its price point, they did limit it in some respects, but most of those either aren’t an issue for its main uses, or can be easily corrected in post. Low light for non stationary subjects and star-fields are more difficult to overcome, but for full frame, you pay a premium to get that capability.

Russ 5:05 pm 15 Feb 13

c_c™ said :

Need to take a little care with the 17-40, it wears an L badge but has some limitations, particularly at 20mm or wider. Judging by these shots though, shouldn’t be a big issue. Very nice work!

Not wanting to derail the discussion into camera nerdery, but I don’t quite get the routine dissing of the 17-40 – I have both it and the Canon 14mm prime and at 17mm the zoom delivers great images that compare *very* will with the prime.

Great shots by the way.

Ben_Dover 4:30 pm 15 Feb 13

TwainAndHume said :

Yes, I second (or third, or fourth) those comments … very nice shots ….

Thanks! 🙂

c_c™ said :

Need to take a little care with the 17-40, it wears an L badge but has some limitations, particularly at 20mm or wider. Judging by these shots though, shouldn’t be a big issue. Very nice work!

Cheers, and thanks for the advice, that’s exactly the stuff the steep learning curve I was talking about consists of. More please!!

c_c™ 3:59 pm 15 Feb 13

Ben_Dover said :

mossrocket said :

And what breed is this new camera of which you speak?

It’s a Canon 5D MkIII, the new lens is a 17-40mm Canon L lens.

Steep learning curve ahead.

Need to take a little care with the 17-40, it wears an L badge but has some limitations, particularly at 20mm or wider. Judging by these shots though, shouldn’t be a big issue. Very nice work!

TwainAndHume 3:54 pm 15 Feb 13

Yes, I second (or third, or fourth) those comments … very nice shots ….

Ben_Dover 3:12 pm 15 Feb 13

sarahsarah said :

Seriously stunning shots.

Many thanks.

I hope, over the coming weeks and months, to learn to do better. Johnboy willing I’ll stick any half decent ones on here.

RedDogInCan 1:41 pm 15 Feb 13

http://www.heywhatsthat.com is a great website that will show you on Google maps everything you can see from a particular vantage point.

The view from Mt Painter is http://www.heywhatsthat.com/?view=TPGTKJGE (Click on ‘Visibility Cloak’ on the map to highlight what is visible).

sarahsarah 1:22 pm 15 Feb 13

Ben_Dover said :

mossrocket said :

And what breed is this new camera of which you speak?

It’s a Canon 5D MkIII, the new lens is a 17-40mm Canon L lens.

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Seriously stunning shots.

Ben_Dover 1:07 pm 15 Feb 13

mossrocket said :

And what breed is this new camera of which you speak?

It’s a Canon 5D MkIII, the new lens is a 17-40mm Canon L lens.

Steep learning curve ahead.

mossrocket 12:59 pm 15 Feb 13

And what breed is this new camera of which you speak?

Ben_Dover 12:25 pm 15 Feb 13

Thank you both, you’re very kind.

Deref 11:46 am 15 Feb 13

arescarti42 said :

Glorious.

I second that!

arescarti42 11:25 am 15 Feb 13

Glorious.

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