I really like the 100L for it's IQ, modern design and it is pretty light weight. Maybe for APSC I would suggest the EF-S 60 mm as a more affordable option. Here is a sample:
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Indoor sports on monopod... great... I don't care about that
I shoot mostly hand held and portrait orientation, meaning I have to hold camera body and the lens for 3-6 hours a day in this position.
Investment wise, would this be a good thing to buy?
I'm certainly not going to buy it, but it does make me wonder.
They'll give printers away to sell ink.
Can't remember the last time (or ever) they sold large format printers for super low prices. I'd say that your argument is invalid.
The fact that they've not done it before with this format printer hardly makes the observation invalid. Printer companies have frequently given printers away counting on future ink sales where margins are huge.
Anyway, I just ordered one through B&H, essentially the same deal. The $300 rebate is not precisely "cash back." You get a $300 valued American Express card to use -- apparently no way to get cash per se.
The B&H guy told me best results have been reported with the Pro Platinum paper.
I've shot a number of charity events and have never needed anything longer than a 400. You'll be good with the setup you've listed. The actual polo matches are not very long and they move very quickly. Best to have two bodies. I'd recommend the 300 w/ and w/o the 1.4 (depending on where you're standing) and the 70-200. You'll want burst speed, so skip the flash (you may want it to shoot portraits before/after). Somewhere in the center of the field of play is best. A few other tricks, focus high (literally) with an aperture of f/4 or higher during the match. There is a lot of room between the horses/riders and the background, so bokeh is not an issue but DoF is. If you shoot center point and f/2.8, you'll get the horse's head in focus and not the rider. Also, be prepared for the divet stomp, which is an event halfway through when they are changing horses. Everyone goes out onto the field of play and literally puts the divots back in place and stomps on them. You'll want to be in the middle of the action with a wide lens. Enjoy, bring the monopod and stay hydrated! It could take hours for the actual match to begin, but it's worth it.
If the sun is going to be anywhere overhead, then take something for fill light. I have a feeling a sheet of plywood covered in aluminium foil would seem gauche at a polo match, but a flash can't hurt.
What is "GREY MARKET" again?
I was shooting a wedding yesterday. 5d iii worked great with one major exception. When shooting couples dancing (iso around 5000 1/200 s ). it was not able to deliver a sharp image (maybe one sharp in 10 shots) lenses used 50 f/1.4 , 85 f/1.8, 135 f/2L and 16-35 f/2.8 L II. Servo mode tried differnet cases different settings (points, first image priority etc). It was not a motion blur. Does anyone have an experience working with these lenses in servo? I mean I tried everything with no result. Are these lenses simply too slow for tracking? Was it too dark? Thanks.
not sure if Canon should buy Hassey, but perhaps they should buy a portion and allow Hassey access to their sensor and digital body technology.
If we look 5-10 years out, 35 mm format bodies will be maxed out with resolution and FPS. 25-100,000 ISO will become nearly noiseless. Where does Canon (or Nikon) go from there?
An increase in resolution will require a larger sensor. Challenge for Canon to get consumers (pros) to switch to MF is that the current lenses will not (most likely) work on MF bodies. So even if Canon came up with a $10,000 MF body, another $25,000 (or more) would be required for a new set of lenses.