I would suggest to use a Canon 400mm lens instead: either 400mm f/5.6L or 100-400L IS. But I understand that their price is much higher...
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Question - when you need fast SS to freeze action is it better to switch IS off? Does it get in the way? I usually just leave my IS on all the time, should i switch it off if my SS is 1/focal length, crop factor adjusted?
Say you were to shoot a landscape at 1/200s at 24mm (obviously don't need IS) but is is there any reason why I should switch it off? Assume I have no tripod.
At what point does IS have a noticeable effect? Like what is the threshold?
Good questions - I asked the same one some time ago and no one came up with a conclusive answer. My 2 cents for handheld (for tripod turn IS off and mlu on esp. for longer exposure times):
At very high shutter speeds turn IS off because the vibration might decrease iq (also see here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10781.0). For other higher shutter speeds turn it off unless you require the stabilized viewfinder to track an object or set the af point just where you want it. Another reason for turning off IS when it's not really required is simply that it doesn't wear down that way - Canon doesn't give us a 6 year warranty like Tamron :-o
Personally I think IS is unnecessary @ 1-2 stops faster than 1/(focal lenght * crop factor).
Good idea. Especially if you think that with current sensor and microlenses technology the noise of a 12Mpixel camera will be lower than 5D's5Dc+1 all the way. The first iteration of the 5D is still a very viable camera for many people and can be had well south of $1K. It is what I have now. While it does not have some of the new whiz bang features of new cameras, those features do not necessarily make better pictures. Plus, the price on the 5Dc has fully depreciated so even if you want to sell it down the road, you will not have lost much in the transaction. Oh and I love the large pixel size of the ONLY 12MP sensor; allows for a tighter f stop giving more DOF without diffraction issues. Really wish Canon would make this camera again with this sensor but with ultrasonic cleaning tech included. They could do that for $1K cameras new.
When Yongnuo start making DSLRs
I wish Canon made a 40/1.8. I'd be all over that. I used to shoot Pentax and their 43/1.9 was my favorite lens ever.NOW! You reminded me of my first SLR: A Konica Autoreflex TC with 40mm f/1.8
You had started saying "Gps is not a real battery hog " so I was not sure. But this thread is for laughing so please feel free to continue humor (Plus, I have forgotten to put a smile too)Errr, hmmm, 6D is a camera with GPS not GPS with a camera...I'm sorry, I was trying to use humor to give an impression of how long a typical Canon battery might last while using GPS. I should've known not everyone pays attention to smileys. Next time I will use [IRONY]-tags.
So if you only shoot an occasional photo, a gripped, logging 6D might still last close to a weekErrr, hmmm, 6D is a camera with GPS not GPS with a camera...
i'' be that guy that chimes in with---I guess OP means new not used.
It's already here! It's called the original 5d, or as many call it the 5dc. I see them used now for $500-900 all the time.
I had a chuckle at this tounge-in-cheek posting. The Canon 6D will be a fine camera, but it's biggest issue will be the Nikon D600. On paper, it looks better across most specs.Nikon is always an issue for Canon. And Canon is always an issue with Nikon...
Canon will need to invent a new battery grip (the BG-E13XL) that takes at least 6 x LP-E6'sOr it will have to provide a method to turn it off. But I guess then it might take much time to find the coordinates when turned on again
I usually shoot RAW to the primary card slot and jpeg to the secondary. I'd hate to lose a priceless moment to a memory card failure....In that case you should shoot RAW to both cards...
I just saw your gear list. It's VERY GOOD. So I guess it depends on how your 450D limits you. I would wait a few months to see if Canon would announce a 7DMkII and then decide. (By the way how your 450D compares to 7D in high ISO? I have NO idea but if I were to guess I would expect it to be at least equally good... )No, but welcome to a world where you wide angle lenses are wildly expensive or wildly bad. You will cry for your 10-22 again...
It will be sitting on my 450D until i can get a wildly expensive WAL to go with a wildly expensive camera! Well, that would be the plan!
Thanks all for your help!