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BNSF 7205 At Otis Orchards

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After years of using my beat-up Canon SD550 point-n-shoot, I got a used Rebel XT and bought a Tamron 18mm-200mm lens for $300. (I'd, of course, like something with better optics but I have a baby on the way and can't warrant the cost.) :)

This is one of the first shots with the camera while learning how to use it, which means the picture isn't as good as I'd like (though still better than half the stuff I got with the point-n-shoot camera)!

The biggest issue with my lens is that when the aperture is wide open (which was accidentally the case in this shot) the lens suffers from noticeable chromatic aberration around the edges. Fortunately I can correct most of it out in post processing so I don't have to hurry to upgrade.
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Apr 11, 2009, 4:44:08 PM
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classictrains's avatar
You think I'm going to notice a little chromatic aberration with a wheat block to stare at... I don't think so. Sweet shot!
paploothelearned's avatar
It helps that I corrected the chromatic aberration pretty well out in post processing. That is actually why I chose this shot... I was just playing with removing the chromatic abberration and decided to post the shot when I got done since I already did the work. :)