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Sports / Rugby- Heineken cup, Connacht vs Saracens
« on: October 13, 2013, 02:48:36 PM »
Hi, my first sports shoot with my new 5D3 and my trusty old 100-400. I haven't post processed anything, constructive C&C welcome.

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Hi all,
      I have just over €4000 to spend and I want to upgrade to a FF camera. At present I have a 60D with the following FF lenses - a 50 f1.4 and a 100-400L. ( my other lenses are crop and so are probably going to be sold)
    I shoot mostly Family events, including the kids sporting endeavours, Portraits, some landscape (but not much) and I do some stuff for my kids school, all of which is as an amateur.
     I have a few options in regards as to what to buy and I thought I would share them with you to get a sounding board as to possibly what my best options would be, or possibly what I haven't Thought of, My only stipulation is that there is a standard range zoom.

By the way I'm basing this on EUROPEAN E-BAY prices from sellers with x000 positive feedback and bases within the EU so no import taxes ( I am happy with the protection paypal offers as it went horribly wrong on a previous transaction and Paypal sorted it out)

Option 1   5D mk3 + 24-105 kit with a 135L f2

option 2   5d mk3,  Tamron 24-70 f2.8 ( just too much for another lens)

option 3   6d,  Tamron 24-70, Canon 70-200 f2,8 ISii  (ok a couple hundred over)

option 4   6d +24-105 kit,  135L f2 , 70-200 f4 IS   (again maybe a bit over)

option 5  6d Tamron 24-70, Tamron 70-200 f2.8

As you can see I have a lot of options,  Which would be your choice?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Will the 6D autofocus match that of my 60D?
« on: July 11, 2013, 07:51:03 PM »
Hi, I have finally got the money together to get another camera and have decided to go FF. I own a 60d and take mostly portraits of the kids and landscape and other general stuff but as is the case in most families I also take pics of the kids playing sports with their teams. The 60D is not a recognised sports camera  but I am happy with the results for the sports stuff with the kids.
         My original idea was to buy a 5D3 however recent threads on this forum are giving me pause for thought about the 6D instead. I would normally try and check out the camera in the camera shop as most people would however our local shop won't show the camera with the battery in it or a lens attached and when I asked a question about the ISO they "didn't know about that" (really great sales people!!)
          Anyway My question is will the 6D AF match the 9 x type points in my 60D so that I can continue taking the type of  shots that I do (well the 10% that is sporting). Also am I reading correctly that the ISO/ noise on the 6D is better than the 5d3?
          I am purely amateur and have no intention of trying to be a professional photographer so saving the €1000 would be rather nice for other lenses etc possibly a printer.
Thanks for your time.

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Sports / Hurling
« on: April 26, 2013, 12:39:31 PM »
Hi this is from my first time doing a sports shoot, I'm happy enough with the results but is there anything I could improve??

Ok I used a 60D with a 100-400L ( That's what I have,)
The day was overcast but dry.
settings are between f4.5 and f8 and shutter speed is between 800-1250. auto iso max of 1600.
I have cropped most of the images

thanks for looking any constructive criticism is welcome.

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