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Nottingham Carnival

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    So it's the 2019 Nottingham Carnival on Sunday. Hoping to get down there and get some shots, hoping it stays dry, hoping my confidence is at the right level to get in amongst the parade rather than stand on the side of the road.

    2017 was great, got some of what I consider to be my best shots ever on that day.

    [​IMG]Orange! by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    Will let you know how I get on.
     
  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Well, I spent 90 minutes stuck inside my own head, but once I managed to crawl out of that I got some engaging shots. Technically, they don't stand up to scrutiny, focus, noisy, movement blur, but they're the shots I was looking for (eye contact, close up), so in that regard I'm happy. Haven't processed many yet, here's the few I've done.

    [​IMG]Nottingham Carnival 2019 by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Nottingham Carnival 2019 by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Nottingham Carnival 2019 by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Nottingham Carnival 2019 by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    Light was all over the place, bright sun, then overcast, windy, dappled lighting, lots of trees. The 7d2 really doesn't look great at anything over 800 ISO, and even 400 to 800 you can see the loss of detail. Maybe I should bring forward my 'buy a second hand 5d mk3' plan.
     
  3. Aspadora

    Aspadora Well-Known Member

    I really like these!

    When you go to events like this, what lens do you use? I'm due to be attending a parade soon and I haven't a clue which lens would be best. I own an 18-55mm and a 70-300mm, ideally I would want something in the middle!!

    What do you find you use most?
     
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  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I find that a so-called super-zoom like Tamron's 16-300mm comes into its own for this sort of thing...

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  5. Aspadora

    Aspadora Well-Known Member

    See that's the kind of range I like haha. They look like they're good quality as well, which I believe I shouldn't expect too much from a 'super-zoom' lens... It's a bit out of my price range unfortunately. I've just came across the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 for Nikon, which has decent reviews but they note a bit of a decrease in quality...
     
  6. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    These are great Tony!

    Cheers, Jeff
     
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  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I used a Sigma 28-300 on a full frame Canon 5D for a while. It cost me all of £70 second hand and proved to be much better than some reviews suggested...

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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019
  8. Aspadora

    Aspadora Well-Known Member

    Sorry Tony, I seem to have hi-jacked your post a little bit. I will move over to the Equipment & Advice section. I don't want to detract from the great photos!
     
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  9. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    It was no problem :) I'll head over to the other thread.
     
  10. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Thanks :)
     
  11. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jeff.
     
  12. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

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