Hey guys...great pictures everyone. Here's one that I took between Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR on a place called Hayden Island.
I hope you enjoy.
I hope you enjoy.
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Would be a big change but, why not sell the 5d ii and the two 40d's, and get two 5d iii's. The mark 3's would be better for the weddings and the sports with its autofocus and frame rate. And then you have the convenience of using two identical bodies, same button layout, ergonomics, and probably a more consistent image output.
Manuals cover all users, not just the ones who have owned DSLR's before.
However, for advanced topics, you have to look elsewhere.
I completely agree with Mt. Spokane.
Now, for my two cents - I have a 40D and a 5D MK II. And to be quite honest, I've read their manuals front to back probably a dozen times or more. This isn't because I'm incapable of understanding the information...lol It's because I usually stumble upon a feature i'm unsure of and will take the time to figure it out.
For example - It wasn't until about 4 months ago that I started taking lightning pictures ( Not from my car) but actually setting up under a gazebo (not the best idea either...lol) Anyways, my shots were brilliant. Just awesome....However, I was running into an issue with something....I wasn't quite sure.
The issue - I would take a 20-30 second exposure and then the camera would take the next 20-30 seconds to ( what I thought) to process the image. The funny thing the amateur next to me was snapping away without hesitation....
Pictures came out amazing....I then read somewhere on the net to turn off high ISO noise reduction. So, I turned back to my manual and had another look at it. I had already read that section many many times....and didn't think twice about it.
Long story short...I learned something! When I'm on a paying gig, and I run into an unusual situation, I don't have time to sit there, during the shoot, pull the manual out to figure it out. It's best if you KNOW...really KNOW your equipment so that it's always second nature.
So yes....including what seems like idiotic general information - HAS to be there. If it weren't, someone would find a way to sue canon for their own lack of understanding. Use it as a reference, not an end-all be-all.
I haven't personally known any wedding photographers, nor have I ever done a wedding without, the 24-70L lens. I use plenty of light during weddings so f/2.8 is plenty wide, it is as sharp as the 35L at f/2.8, and it offers far more flexibility. Going all prime is not anything special, in fact, it's a way to miss a lot of shots if your are not very careful. My vote is no.
sorry, i am not and will not believe it though i do own some L lenses, plus 50 f/1.4, one of them is the one that you were using to take that pic which is 70-200mm is ii. why do i not believe it? very simple to me since i am having been studying about digital zone and lighting (still continue to learn with flash). i do not have that much experience but i might be able to tell what exposure should be used by taking a look at current lighting condition (will force myself more into this area when having more time.)
i am not talking about white balance, i am talking about skin tone of your subject (unless there is a problem with his skin), his outfit and black color on chair makes me hard to believe it.
Here's some exif info on the two pics...
1. Pentax K-x, Tamron AF70-300, 1/1600, F4.5, 148 mm, ISO 400
2. Canon 40 D, Canon 70-200 2.8 L II, 1/400, F2.8, 70 mm, iso 100
These images are untouched out of the camera...After all is said and done...we're really only about a stop 1/2 difference.
This is about the closest of a shot between us I could find...
it is hard for me to believe that the second one is out of camera jpeg... and it is just based on my experience and what i have learned in these months... if you live very close to me and show me that you can capture similar image with your 40d in front of my eyes, i will promise that will work for you FREE in three years (weekend only).
Brought1... I think all the nikon fans will soon pipe up saying (look at the DR of the pentax) lol. With that being said, Different camera systems will do that to ya, but even more, depending on the settings and how each camera is shot, 2 different canon bodies could be that different, especially if one was shot jpeg and the other raw... In the end, everything falls under your name and your brand, and if their shots dont meet your requirements for your brand, dont use them... Tough going but lesson learned.