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Old Jun 21, 2010, 5:08 PM   #1
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I am NOT very good at aiming toward the sun. I should have practised beforehand regarding camera settings... anyway, hope these pictures suffice. These photos were taken close to 11:00 p.m.






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Old Jun 21, 2010, 5:20 PM   #2
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Better than mine!

That last shot is stunning.
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 5:33 PM   #3
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Better than mine!

That last shot is stunning.

Cheers for that, mate! All the best. Ned
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Ned, these look really, really nice!
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Ned, these look really, really nice!

Thanks! Just wait till I sling my "kit lense" into this lake and get a prime lens and tripod!
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Thanks! Just wait till I sling my "kit lense" into this lake and get a prime lens and tripod!

LOL! Know just what you mean, Ned!
Primes are nice of course but, you might consider a nice wide angle zoom like the 12-24mm. Yeah, its a little pricey but, covers the range of several primes and its a great light weight lens with great IQ. Just something to think about.
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Awesome shots! 11 pm and the sun hasn't set - here it's 8 and the sun is already behind the mountain, with dusk well on the way.

Some people don't consider the 12-24 "light" but it's not really very heavy or all that large (i.e., long). Compared to my f2.8 lenses, it's small in everything but the front element. But I know what you mean about primes - there's just something about the Limiteds that can't quite be described.
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More gorgeous shots Ned ! Personally I love #1 but they are all very good.

If you start to think about the 12-24 then I would also consider the Sigma 10-20 a wonderful lens ........ and for the price difference you could get yourself another lens into the bargain ! Especially so since that isn't a range most people use on a daily basis.
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Thanks, everyone! Talking about lenses, I wonder if any photographers have seriously test "WHICH" is the best lens for IQ when it comes to photographing trees. Trees is just a major thing that makes Finland what it is.

All the best.

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All three are great photos - color, composition, lighting... Hard to choose a favorite.

To answer your tree question - some of my favorite tree photos were taken with a Pentax A 70-210. Great color and detail, but not nearly wide enough for close shots. For close ones I've enjoyed the DA 16-45. But my lens collection is MUCH smaller than many here - others may give you better suggestions.
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