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Tornado demo role at Farnborough airshow 2012
Hi. It's a striking angle and all the lumps and bumps are in focus, but it's noisy and a touch underexposed - inevitably so, given the lousy weather, and the fact that the 400D (nor the 450D) doesn't handle low light, high speed, or high contrast well.
So what to do? If you shot RAW, use the tool palette in Digital Photo Professional and change the Picture Style to Faithful, turn off all noise reduction (you can do this for a JPEG too), and convert and save to a TIFF file. Use Noise Ninja or similar on the TIFF before you crop and re-size the image, but be sparing with unsharp mask or sharpening. After resizing the image, you can tweak the levels (adjust contrast, brightness or colours) in Photoshop or similar, then sharpen sparingly.
It's a faff, but it can be fun, and will be worth it...
Thanks Ian - i wouldnt disagree with any of that. the weather was very changeable so i was struggling to balance the exposures. This was also my first outing with the 70-300 lens which i found produced some very good results for the money but i did find the autofocus was having a hard time, probably due to the conditions again.
I have already started thinking about updating the body to help me get more from my time behind the lens
I havent got into digital manipulations in any way yet but it is something i will need to commit to in the future to get the best results
It's a time consuming and costly business all right The 1DS MkII or 5D MkII are the only thing available 2nd hand for around £1K or less. The handling and detail are amazing, but they're full frame, so the lenses become more expensive. I gave up and rented! Having said that, the 7D might be a good compromise. The rental did well at Farnborough.
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