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Lens Test 5:Grasshopper on Cupressus hedge

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David Wilson on March 27, 2011

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David Wilson on March 28, 2011

Grasshopper in hazy sun on Cupressus hedge. Hand held Canon Eos 60D, EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens , 1/30 sec @ f/25, ISO 640. Process through Adobe Camera RAW. Spotted this fellow slowly working his way up the hedge. Popped off 3 shots, of which this turned out best, as a test of the close-up abilities of the 10-22mm zoom lens.

theverbiage on March 28, 2011

How far away was this guy? 5cm?

theverbiage on March 28, 2011

Canon rates MFD at 24cm/10in, but I guess you can get a bit closer with manual focus... And considering what lens this was, it probably was quite a bit closer.

theverbiage on March 28, 2011

Then again, 22mm (i.e. ca 38mm equivalent) is not that wide any more.

David Wilson on March 28, 2011

Quite close. A matter of inches. It's about 7' up near the top of a tall hedge (= right hand edge of frame), so focusing done in 'Live View' using the slow method, forget what it's called, rather than the fast one which flips the mirror... A stupid place for a grasshopper to be! Right out in the open on the wrong colour foliage and very vulnerable to bird attack. I noticed it the moment I got out of my car.

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  • Uploaded on March 27, 2011
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    by David Wilson
    • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
    • Taken on 2011/03/27 14:18:07
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/25.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO640
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash