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Postby theorigamist » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:34 pm

I took a trip to Prague a few weeks ago. I've finished my first round of processing photos, and I thought I'd share a few here.

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Notes: These street performers were playing each day on the Charles Bridge.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 11.0
Focal Length: 34mm

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Notes: There are various statues along both sides of the Charles Bridge.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/640 sec
Aperture: 11.0
Focal Length: 31mm

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Notes: I really liked this view of red-roofed houses leading up to the Prague Castle. If the sky looked nicer, I'd frame this photo and hang it on my wall.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Aperture: 13.0
Focal Length: 70mm

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Notes: The front of the St. Vitus Cathedral.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 2500
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 14.0
Focal Length: 17mm

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Notes: The St. Vitus Cathedral from an angle. I think I'm going to get this one framed and put it on my wall.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 640
Exposure: 1/640 sec
Aperture: 11.0
Focal Length: 21mm

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Notes: Street performer in Old Town Square.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 640
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 9.0
Focal Length: 46mm

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Notes: This is one of about a million photos I took of the astronomical clock in Old Town Square. There will be more coming.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/3200 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Length: 28mm

I've got a lot more photos, but I think this is enough for now. I'll add more later, especially of the clock. I certainly put the Sigma 17-70mm through its paces on this trip, and I was very satisfied with its performance. Comments and criticism are welcome.
Body: Canon Rebel XS, Canon EOS 7D
Lenses: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM, Canon EF 85mm f1.8 II USM
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Postby maxjj » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:25 am

nice shots, the one with the red roofs leading up to the castle, have you thought about a B&W of that? :D
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Postby theorigamist » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:19 pm

Thanks. Unfortunately the B/W of that photo looks pretty dull. The sky is cloudy, but there's no definition in the clouds, just noise. What I really should have done is wait a bit for the clouds to pass. But when you're traveling with other people, they're not always as patient as you might hope. Waiting 10-15 minutes so that you can set up a shot is not really an option. :)
Body: Canon Rebel XS, Canon EOS 7D
Lenses: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM, Canon EF 85mm f1.8 II USM
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Postby sbl03 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:39 am

Amazing shots! Can't wait for my 17-70 to arrive now :D
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Postby theorigamist » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:54 am

Thanks sbl03! I think it's time to add a few more shots to this thread. Here are a few from Terezin, a concentration camp near Prague. For all of these photos, the grain was added in post processing.

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Notes: I liked the wider view of this graveyard, but I thought the path on the left a little distracting. So I also took the following photo.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: 16.0
Focal Length: 17mm

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Notes: No more path.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: 16.0
Focal Length: 31mm

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Notes: Prisoners slept 10 deep on those narrow beds.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: 2.8
Focal Length: 17mm
Flash Used: Canon Speedlite 320EX

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Notes: I can't remember what this was, but I liked the photo.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/3 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Length: 25mm

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Notes: There was a long underground tunnel system. It was very dark, and it would have been very easy to get lost in if it hadn't been mostly blocked off.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro
ISO: 640
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: 3.2
Focal Length: 21mm
Flash Used: Canon Speedlite 320EX

And another astronomical clock for good measure:
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Notes: The metal trim and details of the clock were reflecting a nearby restaurant's light, making it look illuminated with a fast shutter speed.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 3.2
Focal Length: 85mm
Body: Canon Rebel XS, Canon EOS 7D
Lenses: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS HSM DC Macro, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM, Canon EF 85mm f1.8 II USM
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Postby eVolutioN » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:29 pm

Loving these latest batch of shots!
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Re: Prague

Postby SalajanV » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:32 pm

Lovely Pictures ... Mostly enjoyed the one with the roof tops and the one with the old man playing the clarinet ...
Did you have any focusing issues with the sigma ? especially at 17mm ... I am planning to buy it (on Nikon mount) and i've heard great things about the lens ... but a lot of people state that it has focusing problems ... or is it just a matter of some faulty versions people picked up ?
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