« on: March 21, 2012, 03:00:39 AM »
they are in! i'm going to pick mine up soon:D
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What's both sad and funny is the price of those 600EXs are starting to approach Speed-o-tron, Elinchrom, or Dynalite prices--and have already hit White Lightning/Alien Bee prices--but with only a small fraction of the power.
Personally, I can't see using a WL or AB mounted to a hot shoe while on the back of a motorcycle in the middle of a pro bicycle race...
wickid, just curious what you did to get such a warm shot... was that light pollution, some special event such as firework smoke/fog, special on camera/post processing filters? Just curious.no it was raining all day and the cloud was super low thats why the sky isn't black it was a break in the rain and those shots are 5 exposures 1 stop increments run through photomatix all the colours on the opera house were because there was some event where they were projecting images onto the sails viewed from circular quay
the mk2 16-35 is supossed to be a significant improvement over the mk 1, I've only used the mk 2 so cant confirmI feel like anything past 24mm will be too long on a cropped sensor. The 24mm 1.4 would be fairly wide and be great for low light conditions with no flash.
However, with quinceaneras, I would imagine you are doing lots of large group shots with a flash. In that case, I would stick with the 18-135 or look at the 10-22 (If you are commited to using EF-S).
i was hoping to get an ef L lens but ef-s lens is not going to kill me. i was looking at the 16-35L II nice fast lens but little pricy is the mack 1 still available?
The thing is, 'consumers' are not the only market out there, and many of the people who are upset at the 5D3 fall outside that demographic and feel like Canon has really focused on what 'consumers' want and professionals (or other markets) are only getting what overlaps with the mass market.
Really? I'm honestly surprised to hear that:
* Dual cards
* Pro AF
* Improved weather sealing
* More FPS
* EC +/- 5 stops
* Improvement to focus microadjust
* Reduction in shutter lag
* Viewfinder improvement
* X-sync improvement
* Silent mode shooting
These are pro features, especially the AF.
Understand that the 5d3 isn't what everyone wanted, but the one thing I don't think can be claimed is this was was a camera for consumers. Consumers would generally not want a pro AF but would likely want more MP. Not saying the pro market doesn't want more MP either, but if they were going for the consumer market I have no doubt MP would have increased since consumers with 5dii's would look at the 5diii as no real improvement for them.
Yep I got one of those and the slightly more expensive one with the flappy mount like the Black rapid TR-1 connector to see how it compares.
but these new better copies just came out and i got a couple
and boy the quality is EXACTLY the same as genuine BR
My buddy picked up this one for $14 - I thought it was $18:
Holy crap, it looks and feels identical as the BR RS-4. It is hard to tell if it is as resilient but at $14 verses 69.99 Canadian, it will be hard to justify the real version.
it can do so much more than shoot landscapes, however if you were only ever going to shoot landscapes at narrow aperture then may as well save some cash and get the 17-40 but personally i love the 16-35 III wish they'd make a 17-40 2.8L. Yeah most people might not need the extra stop since they'd be shooting landscape but it's nice to know it's there when you might need it - e.g walking down the beach with your family in the fading light of the sunset. Just a thought...
LOL. Indeed - they made not one, but two versions of the 16-35mm f/2.8L, and before that was the 17-35mm f/2.8L.
Stopped down to f/8-f/11, the 16-35mm II isn't really much better than the 17-40/4, but the flexibility of an extra stop when needed is why I opted for the 16-35mm II.
Give me a Sigma OS version! Pretty pleaseDitto I've been burnt by tamron once I dont think i could do it again but sigmas new lenses are really stepping up
I still don't understand why you need to shoot RAW+JPEG anymore?
well, i'm not a pro user, i used to shoot RAW only with 5D2, and convert them to JPEG to store after some editing in DPP/PS, and i only edit less than maybe 10% of them, Shooting RAW+JPEG can save me a lot time since i dont need to convert that 90% of photos into JPG, and the ability of storing jpeg on SD-card-only make sense to me because i can take the card out, put it into pretty much any computer/HDTV nowadays without needing a card reader or RAW file plugin (especially with 5D3 RAW format).
i often delete photos from camera after review them on the LCD. taking 12 continuous picture in 2 seconds of my kid running, i m not gonna keep all of them, out of which 1/3 or more are bad ones i can easily tell on the LCD screen. and i cant afford those high speed high capacity cards ...