« on: December 15, 2012, 05:41:44 PM »
Very awesome Thanks for sharing. What'd you do for power? Was that on just the 2 batteries in the grip? They lasted the whole 6 hours of continuous shooting in that cold? Wow!
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Yea, lighting conditions were cray. but I got some good shots! Anyway, I think I will be getting it, as I said.
Whenever you do get the 5d3, I would recommend holding onto the 5d2. Backup camera is always a good thing, and you can always 2-gun it, put one lens on one, and another on the other so you don't have to wait to switch lenses before continuing to shoot. Put a wide/super-wide on the 5d2, and your normal or telephoto on the 5d3. The great part is you can share both CF cards, AND batteries!
That is what I am leaning towards. I do something similar with my 60D, but it works less well now that I have reoriented my lens collections towards all FF glass. Fortunately my 60D does share batteries with the 5D already, but not memory cards.
So I just sent a 6D back for issues other than AF and ISO and get in a 5D3 and after a couple of hours with it all I can say is the 5D3 center point is a joke compared to 6D in low light. 5D3 won't focus at all on fabrics in moderately low light that 6D locks in well under a second. 5D3 is noticably noiser at hi ISO as well.
OK, as promised, here is a blog post about using the lens in a wedding photography environment.
The 135L vignettes at F/2 on FF. On your 550D, It doesn't see this because of the crop sensor and the 5D will show this. I believe it just the learning curve of getting used to the MK3, and how the Camera "behaves". You might have to expose more to right or stop down to remove the vignette.
Wanted a monopod that I could use as a hiking stick. This is the most reasonably priced one i found. Does anyone have experience with any hiking pole/monopod combinations?
get a sigma 70-200 os for portrait and you will get a greato portrait lens and you will retain the macro one
I would not call a maximum magnification of 0.13 Macro, the old non OS version had a .29 magnification. Still not macro, but better.
The Canon 70-200mm MK II has a .21 magnification which is not Macro either, but better than the Sigma OS..
I don't shoot a lot of sports, but I would guess that your choice of lens is most of the problem. Lenses focus at their widest aperture, which means you have a very thin depth of field upon which to lock focus. With moving target, the tiniest of movements will make shots drift away from sharp focus. I know my 85 f/1.2 is VERY finicky and slow about locking focus. That handicap, combined with your low f-stop means you had potentially missed focus lock and a razor thin margin of error once you fired the shot. In your situation, I would have lowered the shutter speed in favor of a higher f-stop. That would give you a little more latitude when the focus wasn't spot on. You also have a ton of choices for AI Servo on the 1DX and you may not have been using the ideal settings for that type of action. I have shot some indoor tennis matches with my 1DX and a 70-200 f/2.8II -- I would imagine that to be even dimmer than your gym (miserable light to play in much less shoot). I was able to keep 1/250 and about f4 for most of the shots. The racquets and balls were frozen, but there was little motion blur with the people. Granted, I only had a single moving subject to lock onto, but the focus tracking stayed spot on. Since I was shooting tennis, I used the AF mode with the little tennis icon and kept it's default settings.
I Use That exact slim filter on my 135L. Its great but I tend to stack filters so that's why I bought the slim.
so it doesnt affect the hood at all?
Some reviews say that it stops the hood from mounting properly ?