Okay here are some recent landscapes. Iíve finally secured my ideal landscape rig (Canon 5D MkII and Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM). I have also tried my Cokin Ultra Wide P Filter holder with my Hitec ND grads and at 17mm Iím surprised to see only a little vignetting. At ~ 20mm I donít see any vignetting. I hope to upgrade to the Cokin Z-Pro holder to use the larger Lee ND grads, but thatís more money I donít have right now.
So another thoughtÖIím not entirely happy with just a few landscape shots captured with this setup and Iím not sure if itís one of the following or a combination of each.
1. Iím not focusing correctly. Many of my captures have foreground intelligence close in frame, ~ 6í My method is to use center point AF and point the lens at about 10í and use AF to focus and then set the lens to Manual focus. So 6í closest subject, 10í focus, then orient and frame for the capture.
2. Maybe itís just the scene, but when looking close 100% crop or so the details almost look mottled. I set the picture style to landscape (thatís just like default with one more notch up for sharpen). Shoot RAW 21MP
All shot at ISO 50 or 100 at f/14 using a tripod.
Anyway, here are some shots:
#1 This is near Pedernales Falls State Park
#2 Field off Hwy 281 just south of Blanco
#3 Where I work NW corner of Bee Caves Rd. and Capitol of Texas