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Old Oct 30, 2005, 6:51 PM   #1
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Hi all, I have attached a pic I downloaded from Canons site. I would like to be able to take a photo like it. On their site it says the lens used was EF 17-40mm f4 L USM. They also say that the camera was a 350D. I have a 20D and was wandering if this lens would be suitable for my 20D or is there a later released lens?
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Old Oct 30, 2005, 9:23 PM   #2
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The kit lens could do this. Have you tried? You need a tripod and set a long exposure time.
That lens is very suitable for the 20D and is very good but there's nothing special about it for taking shots like this one.
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 12:22 AM   #3
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WOW. Thanks jacks. That has just saved me a lot of money. I will certainly give it a go. By the way,ifyou are interested in the settings, well here you are:

Shooting Mode: Aperrture Priority AE

TV (Shutter sp): 15 sec

AV ( Arpeture Value): 11.0

ISO: 100

White Balance: AWB

AF Mode: One Shot AF

Paremeter: 1

Canon says lens EF 17-40mm f4 L USM, butshouldbe able to use kit lens.
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Old Nov 9, 2005, 10:55 PM   #4
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Thanks again jacks. The kit lens worked perfectly.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 9:22 AM   #5
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Thats an outstaning shot. It's the work of someone that knows what they are doing and less the work of the brand camera and lens used.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 5:40 PM   #6
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sw2cam, I agree it is an outstanding shot, but I have been able to create the effect without much trouble at all, following the above settings and I am basically a newbie. I just went to a highway near to where I live, there wasn't anywhere near the same amount of traffic, but I still got the effect. I know the attached pic is not in the same league,but given the right scene I'm sure it would be OK. Thanks.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 6:45 PM   #7
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You got it brother. When it's a bit darker, when more cars are on the road, and a bit longer shutter. You'll be spot on. ............. . One things thats not right tho. The cars are going in the wrong diretion. Get them on the correct side of the road.
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Those cars have moved about 10m during the exposure. Given that they are likely doing about 100km/h I believe you have set your timing value to 1/15th of a second, NOT 15 seconds, which will give you the really long streaks seen on the original picture. Try again!
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