« on: October 14, 2013, 06:10:42 PM »
They tried this in the Audio world..... the thing is, as modular as you make the product, you cannot predict what path technology takes..... seems like a great idea on paper...
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even better the Sigma 150,which is actually sharper than both the 100L and the 135mmL.Very funny! Is this sharper (especially at full aperture as OP asked)?
Thanks guys. Since I was visiting, Manhattan, I had one of the BHPhoto guys talk me into a Sirui T2205x with Benro V0 200598 Ballhead. Seems to fit the bill...
What I like about the 2205 is that it sits already pretty low with the extra low riding accessory center column, but then I can reverse the center column and hang the camera upside down for more options. Also has rubber feet with sliding spikes that move in and out smoothly.
Anyone used these before?
Uh, I guess you missed my above post. They are very well built for the money. My small one is slicker than S___ and very transportable. The larger one I have is also excellent, though if I had to find fault, it would be that the center column slides a little rough, particularly at the joint between the main/4" parts. Not a problem for me since I picked that model so I wouldn't have to raise the column. You might want to consider this ball head instead of the Benro. It's quite good and you can keep it in the family.
Brian Three Legged Thing.
I've been happy with a Redged Carbon Fiber tripod. It is light and strong and has nice locks. Someday, I'll look for a better head, but for now it is fine and easy to carry.
I have a 6D, and I'm very pleased with the AF system. I use the center point AF anyway, since at wide open, I need to make sure I nail the focus point.
As a back up wedding photographer, you really want to make sure that you are focusing on the Bride's eyes. No amount of fancy AF system can dictate that for you. You have to do it yourself. With the center point AF, focus is instant fast. I just focus, recompose, and shoot. Simple as pie .
The 6d certainly does look appealing. Potentially what I'll do is buy that kit B&H is currently selling and simply sell the printer and lens for a net of ~$800, giving me a $1200 6d.