« on: March 18, 2013, 11:28:20 AM »
I'd take one right now! Sold my 17-40 today and am upgrading to the 16-35 II
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Since I'm not a big fan of tripod, my priorities are:
1. Lowest ISO
2. Shutter Speed
Of course there is no right or wrong here - just personal ref.
Nothing riles them up more than surreptitiousness that is revealed. Dirty looks is not the worse so be thankful and you just smile and behave appropriately if confronted. As distant.star said, fear is useless and actually could set you up for more trouble than if you were bolder.
Just saw a post in CanonPriceWatch Facebook page where Best Buy accidentally uploaded links to so called rumored 18mp body that is supposed to be announced in a few days time. Don't know how accurate this is but CPW has a screenshot of the page and the name of the body is Canon "EOS-b"!
You're right, I suppose I could run out onto the football field with my f/1.4 lens .
I do, however, also take photos of landscapes, in which case ISO 100 is king and better DR is the most important thing. I am not one to push around shadows by four stops...I think that makes a photo look terrible. I would, however, like to be able to push my shadows around as much as I need without having to bother worrying about banding noise, or have to deal with running my RAWs through a tool like Topaz DeNoise 5 to get rid of any banding that exists in the shadows. I can recover a LOT of DR in my Canon images these days with a tool like Topaz DeNoise (at least a stop, if not two with some careful and meticulous tweaking), but...its extra work. It takes extra time, and isn't quite as good as a better sensor that doesn't have banding noise in the first place.
That said...clean, random noise in the shadows (i.e. once you have removed banding) can, as Ctein's article states, actually help improve "DR", or what he calls Exposure Range. Adding a little bit of noise back into shadows when you have to apply heavy debanding can actually help restore detail and extract even a little bit more dynamic range. (That was really the point I wanted to make by posting the articles, guess I should have known it would create a monster DR debate.)