I was traveling earlier today and ran into paddy plantation by chance. Took these with the 135L and 6D
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I'm rather tempted to buy the rest of the T/S lenses, but will wait for Photokina in case the rumors of new ones being released are true.
OK, don't laugh ... The lens I've found most useful for Panoramas is the 40mm pancake - the negligible distortion is a breeze to work with. In fact, I was guided to it by Sporgon here on CR - BTW, I really like his work.
I recently got the 17mm TS-E lens which has a stellar reputation. I'm still getting my head around the various tilt and shift movements so I haven't tried creating panoramas with it. The learning curve is extremely steep and I'm struggling with time constraints these days
That makes total sense and as much (or as little) sense as my using the 50L. I have a TS-E 17 on the way, too, and can't wait to use it. Once you get the hang of it (have you watched the latest tutorial from Canon: Tilt-Shift Lens Basics with Vincent Laforet?) it's awesome. He makes it look easy in the video, but remember that he's been using them for many, many years. The videos are a great overview, though, the best I've seen.
Panos with the T/S are extremely easy if there's nothing the very near foreground. You just rotate shift to the side, shift to -11, shoot, shift to -6, shoot, 0, +6, and +11, and you're done. You can even skip the -6 and +6 settings (at least with the 24mm) if you don't have time. For panos with trees or other objects in the foreground that can cause parallax issues, here's a simple way to eliminate parallax with the TS-E lenses from Outback Photo: Workflow Technique #058: Avoiding Parallax while Stitching with Shift Lenses. Solution #2 in the article is particularly easy if you have a RRS plate.
I did overexpose a bit in Lightroom (I liked the colors) by about 3 stops, which from what I know, does increase noise?
I use a 6D, hence the need of a flash. How would something like ST-ET-R2 differ as you say? Like... doesn't work? Haha.
Are there really two threads going on about this camera's AF pushing 20 pages now?
Why can't people just agree to disagree, and accept the fact the 6D is a great camera for what it is - an entry level FF body with great IQ but with simplified AF.
Sometimes one tool is better than another based on needs/wants.
To put things in perspective, my SLRs are playing backup to my EOS M at the moment
Actually there appears to be two threads going on. One is about the 5D3 (the hostile hijacking of the original thread), the other is about the 6D (the original thread). I've tried to agree to disagree, but that's not always possible.
Unfortunately there is not a satisfactory amount of practical information about specifically the 6D's autofocus, and how best to use it, in this thread. I've tried to share my impression of its capabilities (and limitations) based on 13 months' experience and 15,000 shutter cycles, on my 6D. I have used 8 lenses (9 if you count a TC combination) on it over this period of time. I feel there are a few others who briefly contributed to this thread, that I could learn more from. But they might have been soured by the thread's hijacking.
As for your DSLR playing backup to an EOS M, I'm not sure why that would be. Whatever works for you.
Just to be clear, the OP in this thread DID ask about the 5D3 vs. the 6D.
+1 ... but then, you see what you want to see. Not that it is surprising though.
Well that would make the title of the thread misleading...it should have been "6D vs 5D3 autofocus capabilities, let's bust a hole in one while heaping fanboy praise on the other one." That is what would not be surprising...And since you want to be clear, how about reading the context of what the OP was saying? He said he didn't want quirky autofocus behavior with fast lenses, and yet said he also didn't intend to make a living from his photography. That last part to me, was code for "I don't think I need to spend the extra 1000 Euros to get the better autofocus". For my part, I posted a difficult shot in very low light with a fast wide angle prime lens, that achieved the focus plane I wanted, via focus recompose on the 6D. A shot that the OP would never need to attempt, actually...The 6D has its quirks, and the AF sensor is its biggest compromise. Everybody knows that. To keep belaboring it, is silly. But the first post in this thread by the OP, did not scream out a need to buy a 5D3. Clarity is a wonderful thing.
Whatever Carl. TBH, I don't care what you think
Feeling is extremely mutual.
Come on boys, hug it out. Hug it out...
Time for another confession . The more I use the TS-E 24 II, the more I love it and while innocently browsing the Canon refurb sale, I found a TS-E 17 in stock. Now my AMEX bleeds .
I think the 16-35 II is in serious peril, however.