One of my 600EX-RT's has a smooth wheel and the other is a dog....hot or cold weather.
It's seriously annoying.
It's seriously annoying.
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My 135mmL was by far my most used lens for a few years. Then, I got the 70-200mm f/2.8 MK II. Now, the 135mmL just sits. Then, I bought the 24-70mm f/2.8L MK II, and my 2nd most used lens, the 35mmL dropped off the list. So... I bought a 16-35mm f/2.8L. It gets no use, so go figure.
the 135mm and 1.4 tele might be a good option, but I don't know if $wise it makes any sense. I've used the 135 and I owned a 100f2. I never found the 100f2 lacking in anything compared to the 135mm(besides 35mm), it's awesome. what camera are you using? besides 135mm + 1.4 tele gives you a fixed f2.8 lens for nearly, if memory serves me and it usually doesn't, the same money as a 70-200 2.8. unless you really need that 135 f2, I would take the 70-200 over it all day. I did in fact.
Call me crazy, but if you are shooting digital, the need for an accurate meter is much less even in studio, because you can shoot, review, adjust, 10 times in 2 minutes.You're crazy
And you can probably pick up a used meter on ebay for $20-50 that will get you within a half stop of the high end meter you are looking at.
And last, even a super-duper high end meter is not going to give you a perfect exposure because we all have some personal taste in what we want to see. Are you shooting a scary Halloween scene, where you want it extra dark? Toothpaste commercial, where it has to be extra brute etc?
On the other hand is this the last piece of the puzzle in $100K studio where you intend to make a living or enjoy your retirement? Is this going to provide the inspiration you need to shoot that piece of art that will hang in a gallery and earn a ton a $$? Go for it.
I use an incident light meter a fair bit. Knowing where the 'correct' exposure is for a given lighting situation is really useful, at least for me. It also gives a clearer picture of where the histogram should sit in relation to the latitude of the camera.
This seems like a good opportunity to mention that I loathe Windows 8.1.I run two workstation-class PC's, identically set up, saving the work out to a server. If one system goes down, I can just swear for a while, roll to my left and keep working with little loss. My top-specced Windows 7 machines were brilliant, lasting over four years. I usually swap over after three years.
Neuroanatomist, here's a "pro" microscope for you: http://phys.org/news/2013-01-three-photon-microscopy-biological-imaging.html
Image the full thickness of a live mouse's cortex! But you must have seen this - I put it up here for the entertainment of other geeks.
Kinda my point, though...where is it called 'pro'? I have scopes costing from $1,000 to $800,000 – none of them are called 'pro microscopes'.
Clearly it has to say "pro" in the name of the camera.Canon Pro-1! Whoa! (Rhymes with Pro...) Now there's a killer of a camera. This is embarrassing, but I had the misfortune to know someone whose neighbors brother-in-law actually had one of the ten or so of these cameras that were sold in this country.
So... canon pro-1 must be the only canon pro camera, right?
I prefer Canon speedlites, but get whatever suits your budget.You're right, skillfully used bounce flash can look just like available light.
Even though I use Profoto studio flash, I've also been using a Canon 580EX (on camera) for many things. I bounce from walls, ceilings, and walls & ceilings (combined). It gives a very natural look.
I think manufacturers decide which are the pro models, whether it be a set of knives, a camera or laptop (though in the latter they are called business models rather than pro).Errm, being pedantic for just a moment...I have a Macbook Pro laptop. Must make me a pro! Whoo-hoo!
pwp, is your lens also noticeable sharper at the tele end compared to the wide end?No, not noticeably. With most zooms there will be some variation from the wide to tele extremes.