Flight of The AE-1

I’m sure this idea isn’t new and there are people all over the world tossing their cameras around, but I this particular version was my idea. Location was key for this photo, as the background (even though it’s blurry) would play a big part in the over all feel of the final product. Since its winter in Calgary I thought I’d better find a place that had some contrast to the white snow everywhere. At first I was going to have a blurry city in the background, but I’m always shooting city stuff so I thought a bit of nature might be good to mix things up a bit. The trees provided the needed contrast and the glove I wore seemed to go well with the camera and over all scene. Once I had all that figured out I just stood in the snow with my camera pointed at this one and tossed it up and down until I got this shot.

Photography is so fun! 🙂

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4 Brands, 1 Photo

I was just doing some example shots to show how the Pentax-A 50mm 1.7 performs on my Fujifilm X-Pro1. I kind of like the picture, so I thought I might as well share it. The camera in the picture is my Sony a7ii with a Canon 16-35mm f2.8 ii attached with a Metabones adapter. It was only the moment I decided to share the photo that I realized I had 4 different camera companies going on here to shoot this one photo haha. Kind of hilarious and kind of weird at the same time. 😜

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In Camera City View

I shot this photo on Friday night from Rotary Park in Calgary. The camera in the picture is my Mamiya 645 1000s with a 80mm f/1.9. I had the camera set up on a tripod and had another tripod set up higher over the pictured camera. I shot this photo with a Sony A7R with a Nikon 55mm f/2.8 Micro manual focus lens. After my first test shot I knew I was going to need some external light, because the street light that was on in the park was super orange and the grass was a very ugly version of a pumpkin orange. Since I didn’t bring any lighting I just whipped out my trusty iPhone and used the flashlight on there to paint the scene while the 30 exposure was on. I think it all worked out pretty good!

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A Friends Camera

rob moses exif data canon 6d 70-200mm f4 isI was out shooting the skyline with a friend of mine over the weekend when this idea popped into my head. At first I shot this photo at f4 and slowly made my way to f14. At f4 you couldn’t tell what was in front of the camera, but here in this shot I think it’s a little more clear :).

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Lensbaby Sweet 35

Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 16-35L ii @ 35mm ~ Settings: f/5.6 – 1/5 – ISO 400

Canon 5D mark iii & Lensbaby Sweet 35

This is one crazy lens! I had been aware of Lensbaby for a long time now, but I never had the opportunity to use one. Then one day last week, I walked into a random thrift store and I saw this lens sitting in a glass case. I ask to check it out to see if the lens was in good working order. I put the Lensbaby on my 5D mark iii and it worked like a dream. The price tag said $75, but since it was thrift store I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask if they could cut me a little slack on the price, lucky for me they were cool with that and I got the lens for a measly $50! (retail price $380 US dollars). Score one for the R-O-B! haha ;).

These are just a couple of test shots I have taken with the lens so far. The lens is full manual focus and it kind of spins around on a little ball head similar to a tripod head. The bokeh is pretty wicked on it, but getting your focus on point can be a challenge (just as with any manual focus lens). I’ll let this lens bounce around in my bag for the next few months and see if I can get any cool pictures with it. We’ll see if Lensbaby can earn a permanent spot in my collection.

LensBaby Sweet 35 35mm Canon 5D mark iii crazy lens Starbucks bokeh Rob Moses Photography Calgary Photographer Photographers Native American Famous un celebrity Tlingit Ojibawa Top Popular Best Good CanadianCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & Lensbaby Sweet 35mm ~ Settings: f/2.5 – 1/50th – ISO 500

LensBaby Sweet 35 35mm Canon 5D mark iii crazy lens bokeh yyc skyline Rob Moses Photography Calgary Photographer Photographers Native American Famous un celebrity Tlingit Ojibawa Top Popular Best Good Canadian on sitting benchCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & Lensbaby Sweet 35mm ~ Settings: f/2.5 – 1/4th – ISO 800

LensBaby Sweet 35 35mm Canon 5D mark iii crazy lens bokeh Rob Moses Photography Calgary Photographer Photographers Native American Famous un celebrity Tlingit Ojibawa Top Popular Best Good Canadian gear porn 3Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 16-35L ii @ 35mm ~ Settings: f/2.8 – 1/30th – ISO 400

LensBaby Sweet 35 35mm Canon 5D mark iii crazy lens bokeh Rob Moses Photography Calgary Photographer Photographers Native American Famous un celebrity Tlingit Ojibawa Top Popular Best Good Canadian gear porn 2Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 16-35L ii @ 35mm ~ Settings: f/2.8 – 1/30th – ISO 400

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Nikon 50mm 1.8 vs 1.4 Video

I made this video yesterday that gives my thoughts on the Nikon 50mm 1.8D vs 1.4D. The test shots were very un-scientific. All pictures were taken hand-held, one after the other and the lighting in the room did not change.

This video was shot with a Canon T3i & 28mm 1.8 and a 5D mark iii & 16-35L. Sound was recorded with Rode Videomic Pro & a Blue Yeti Microphone.

The following pictures are the shots used in the video in the order they appear.

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-2Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.8 ~ Settings: f/1.8 – 1/160th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular PhotographersCamera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: f/1.4 – 1/250th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-7Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.8 ~ Settings: f/1.8 – 1/100th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-8Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: f/1.8 – 1/125th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-3Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.8 ~ Settings: f/1.8 – 1/100th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-4Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: f/1.4 – 1/160th – ISO 250

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-5Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.8 ~ Settings: f/1.8 – 1/100th – ISO 800

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4 1.4D vs 1.8 1.8D Prime lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-6Camera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: f/1.4 – 1/160th – ISO 800

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Street Photography Video

Yesterday I went to do some street shooting by the river here in Calgary and I decided to make a video while doing it :). If your interested in street photography you might like this.

Video shot with a Canon 5D mark iii & 16-35L with a Rode Videomic Pro

Bellow are the photos in order as they appear in the video. All photos were shot with a Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.8D.

Calgary Fire Rescue boat bow river fast yyc - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers

Woman girl running run runner jogging fitness fit bow river yyc street - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-2

auto focus fail Nikon 50mm 1.8D - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-3

Woman girl running run runner jogging fitness fit bow river yyc street - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-4

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Old Camera & Older Lens

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter than you might already know I got my hands on an old Nikon D70 with a Sigma 10-20mm lens for $75! I have been playing around with it lately just for fun and have gotten some good pictures with it. I put my old 1970’s 50mm 1.4 lens on it have found the combination really fun. For whatever reason, I find it really fun to try and get good pictures with this combination of a 10 year old DSLR & 40 year old lens haha. The way I see it, anything that gets me out the door taking pictures has got to be a good thing.

Bellow the camera shot is just a random picture of Calgary I took with this set up yesterday :).

Old Nikon D70 DSLR Camera 50mm 1.4 Ai Ais Manual focus lens - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer Photographer Native American Famous Tlingit Ojibawa Top Popular Best Canadian LifestyleCamera: Canon 6D & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: f/14 – 6 seconds – ISO 100

YYC Skyline urban big city buildings stormy clouds Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular PhotographersCamera: Nikon D70 & 50mm 1.4 Ai ~ Settings: f/16 – 1/100th – ISO 200

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Canon 35L vs 28mm 1.8

Last night I decided to do a quick little “battle of the bokeh” type test with the Canon 35mm 1.4 L series lens & the 28mm 1.8 prime. Given the prices difference in these lenses (35L – $1,479.00 vs 28mm $509.00) I can’t say I’d recommend springing for the L, unless your eyes can’t see anything else but the bokeh (which I get haha).

Images are straight out of camera and I put the collage frame together with the Moldiv app on my iPhone, hence the shabby quality when viewed large haha. In any case I think you get the idea ;).

Canon 35L vs 28mm 1.8 bokeh battle - Rob Moses Photography.JPG

Un-scientific Test

If enough people want me to do a proper test between these 2 lenses I will, otherwise this will do the trick (it did it for me). 

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Canon A-1

I was bored the other night so I decided to do a little product style photography. This old A-1 is sitting on my desk in my office/basement studio, so I just grabbed it and took this picture. For lighting I had 2 Canon 550EX Speedlites shot through umbrellas and one LED light pointing at the lens for the catchlight.

Canon A-1 Famous SLR A1 film 50mm Japan old school vintage hipster studio lighting off camera flash LED - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.8 mark i – Settings: 1/8th – f/7.1 – ISO 1000

Lighting: 2 Canon 550EX Speedlites & 1 LED

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Fun at Canon Image Square

On Saturday a friend of mine and I met up downtown for a street photography mission. We started walking up 8th Avenue shooting random photos of people walking by and interesting things we saw. As we were walking along something very interesting caught my eye, it was the Canon Image Square. I had heard about this place and had been meaning to go check it out. It looks like Canon only camera store, but they don’t sell anything! They got every lens and camera Canon makes and you can try them all out! They also have a little studio space you can rent out.

One of the fun things they have is all these little mini world scenes set up for you to test out the cameras and lenses. At first I was just using my own Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.4 & 28mm 1.8, but then I decided to give their 8-15mm Fisheye a go, WHOA! What fun little lens. Once I got that on I was burning around shooting up a storm as fast as I could since I knew my friend wanted to get back to the streets. I think we’ll head back again when we got more time, because I could spend hours in that place and I’m sure I will! haha. Anyhow, if you live in or around Calgary and your interested in photography this place is a MUST! It’s at 545 8th Avenue SW in the city. If you make it there I hope you had as much fun as I did! 😉

1 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous lenses - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/160th – f/8 – ISO 3200

2 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous studio lighting softbox octobox - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/50th – f/7.1 – ISO 3200

3 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous mini world landscape - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/100th – f/8 – ISO 2000

4 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous mini world landscape plane train - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/100th – f/8 – ISO 2000

5 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous mini city YYC buildings model - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 28mm 1.8 ~ Settings: 1/80th – f/8 – ISO 2000

6 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous mini city yyc tower buildings fisheye - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/100th – f/8 – ISO 2000

7 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous mini city model car buildings fisheye - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/80th – f/8 – ISO 2000

8 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous saddledome bow river rodeo grounds - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/125th – f/8 – ISO 2000

9 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous fisheye L dudes selfie photographers fun smile - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/50th – f/8 – ISO 2000

10 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous min room - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/50th – f/8 – ISO 2000

11 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous lenses min rock concert fans guitar rock band - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/30th – f/7.1 – ISO 2000

12 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous lens 70-200mm 5D mark iii cameras - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/100th – f/8 – ISO 3200

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The Nikon DF or Nikkormat

Nikon DF Calgary Vancouver Seattle Photographer Photography

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With the release of the rumoured retro looking Nikon DF full frame DSLR (16mp) comes some big decisions for people who love the look and feel of the old school film SLR’s of the 60’s & 70’s. For most people, I believe the main decision will be, “Do I feel like spending the $2,750.  price tag for this thing of beauty?”

The rumours about this camera have been floating around for a little while now. When I first heard of it, I basically rejoiced and started thinking if I would switch to Nikon from Canon. That idea soon passed and I thought I might just buy the Nikon DF and shoot both formats. However, when I saw the price tag of the Nikon DF this morning that dream died right there and then! Although I would love to shoot with old SLR style digital camera like this, I can’t justify spending that kind of money on it. So for now when I feel that argue to take it back to the old school, I’ll just grab my trusty old Nikkormat and go have me some fun like it was before I was born! 😉

Nikkormat Nikon FT Old School Vintage Hipster Film Camera 50mm LED - Rob Moses Photography - Calgary Vancouver Seattle NYCCamera: Canon 5D mark ii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/30th – f/8 – ISO 2000

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Big Zoom (Sigma 50-500mm)

Sigma Bigma 50-50mm zoom lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography

Camera: 5D mark ii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/50th – f/1.4 – ISO 1250

Let me start off by saying this is not a full in-depth review of the Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5 -6.3 APO DG OS HSM zoom, but rather a quick look.

The other night I was out shooting some skyline shots from a good distance from downtown and I thought this might be a good opportunity to show the insane zoom range of this lens. All though these conditions were not great for image quality review, I can tell you from previous use of this lens that things get a little on the soft side at 500mm. However, when your able to go from 50 to 500 without switching lenses you gotta let somethings slide. The OS (optical stabilizer) on this lens is great! You can actually use it hand-held throughout the range. I would suggest using a mono pod with this lens though, as your arms will get a radical work out lifting this heavy beast. In short, I like this lens. The image quality is great on the shorter side and get’s a little soft near the end, but I can live with that.

I’ll do a full review of this lens sometime in the future.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Calgary Alberta far famous Canadian skyline south 50mm Sigma Bigma 50-500mm - Rob Moses Photography - Photographer city Camera: Canon 5D mark ii & Sigma 50-500mm @50mm ~ Settings: 30 Sec. – f/20 – ISO 1600

Calgary Alberta far famous Canadian skyline south 500mm Sigma Bigma 50-500mm - Rob Moses Photography - Photographer city Camera: Canon 5D mark ii & Sigma 50-500mm @500mm ~ Settings: 30 Sec. – f/20 – ISO 1600

Sigma Bigma 50-50mm zoom lens bokeh - Rob Moses Photography 2 Camera: Canon 5D mark ii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/40th – f/2 – ISO 2500