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Gert-Jan Mes
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Independent software engineer, avid photographer, aviation fan and animal friend
Independent software engineer, avid photographer, aviation fan and animal friend

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Have a great Thanksgiving!

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Disembarked my train back home from work and on the other side of the platform something beautiful took place.

#trains 
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Enjoying the always captivating +Lindsay Adler​ during her 'Secrets Of Beauty And Fashion Photography' workshop near Amsterdam
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For the horse and car enthusiasts. Love this ad.

#horses #horse #cars

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"The best camera is the one that's with you." – Chase Jarvis.
Found this future drill instructor waiting for the tram while wandering the streets of Amsterdam.

#streetphotography
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Enjoying the beautiful fall colors with my daughter and her boyfriend.

Canon 5D Mark IV with 85mm at f/2.8 1/640 sec with +elinchrom (official) ELB-400 pack, HS head, Skyport Plus HS and Phottix Luna folding beautydish and my wife acting as a light stand.

#photography
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World Animal Day! My always happy Border Collie/American Staffordshire Chanti. Can't imagine a life without her. #WorldAnimalDay #dierendag
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Lens adjustments

Micro adjusted the auto focus of my lenses today on my Canon 5D Mark IV using the Spyder Lenscal. Most modern higher end cameras have the ability to micro adjust the often small deviations resulting in front- or back-focusing errors. While shooting high apertures during the day, like 5.6 and up, you will not notice much problems. When you're wide open at 1.2, you will definitely notice auto focusing errors.

As you can see in the bottom left photo, the 0 is not in focus when pushing the focus button on my camera. Instead number 1 and 2 are in focus (front focusing with largest aperture). The camera can correct these issues by entering an offset for each lens. In case of a zoom lens you can even adjust it for the wide and tele focal length.

The photo bottom right, reveals a rather significant adjustment in both 70mm (+11) and 200mm (+13) of my Canon EF-70-200 f/2.8.

If you own a camera with a micro adjustment feature, I recommend you to calibrate your camera body to your lenses. You will be surprised how much difference it will make.

#photography
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Walking back home from my daily train commute this beautiful cloud formation caught my eye and quickly snapped a photo with my phone. Added some contrast in Photoshop and voila! 
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Canon 5D Mark IV test shots
This weekend I did some testing with my new Canon 5D Mark IV (with Canon 50mm 1.2) at a nearby Children's Farm and boy was I NOT disappointed!

Shooting most of the time at ankle level, I used LiveView with the new touchscreen dual pixel auto focusing feature, similar like on your smartphone but much more responsive and accurate. It's spot on, I love it!

Photos are straight out of the camera. Just exported to TIFF with Canon Digital Photo Professional 4, the bundled software and resized to JPEG in Photoshop. Currently there are no other RAW processor available yet for this camera.
Here are some of the results Btw a lot of chicken, I dig chicks :-)

#photography #5DMarkIV #Canon #chicken
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