I answered the APS-C, and like Neuro said, they would probably change the name of it if it differed. I would love to see a 1.9 crop sensor which has brilliant AF and IQ, with a hell of a range
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Other than that, in the Pro/Prosumer line of things, the areas I see open for Canon, or otherwise, is bringing compact/mirrorless FF bodies and lenses to the mainstream pro/pro-sumer price-points and the same with Medium Format, getting it down to more mainstream price-points while keeping Canon's high standards of quality.
<strong>Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II<br />
</strong>I received my Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II today, and I must say it’s pretty exciting to get new big glass.</p>
<p><strong>First Impressions<br />
</strong>No matter how many times you read about the weight difference between this one and the previous version, you just don’t have a handle on it until you hold the lens. I cannot believe it weighs the same as the Canon EF 500 f/4L IS. It’s completely hand holdable and well balanced. Construction feels wonderfully solid and apparently the weather sealing is better than the previous version.</p>
<div id="attachment_10097" class="wp-caption alignnone" style="width: 585px"><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/canon600andrest.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-10097" title="canon600andrest" src="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/canon600andrest-575x383.jpg" alt="" width="575" height="383" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">EF 300 f/2.8L IS II, EF 400 f/2.8L IS II, EF 600 f/4L IS II, EF 800 f/5.6L IS (500 f/4L IS II still missing)</p></div>
</strong>It comes with a shorter foot, probably making monopod use easier. It also comes with the new style lens cover, a lens strap as well as a strap for the hard case. The manual is also on paper on not CD.</p>
<p>As suspected, it shouldn’t be a problem getting any of your Arca style plates to fit on the lens.</p>
</strong>I will be heading out to do some birding this week with the new lens, I will report back with what will be pretty obvious information…. i.e. “it’s sharp, it’s great, it costs a lot”.</p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">c</span>r </strong></p>
First, congratulations on your keen interest in photography. Sounds to me like you have a good attitude toward learning and enough confidence to try new things. Don't let negative ninny type comments discourage you. Focus on what is possible! The winners in life take chances.
Second, I've had a lot of experience with such things so I'll throw out a few suggestions:
1. People trump machinery every time. A picture of a human working with a machine has an interest element that a machine-only picture does not. And this does not have to be the whole person. Sometimes a picture of hands interacting with machines/process/products tells a great story in itself. Looks for instances where humans seem to dominate the machine or vice versa. Maybe there's a huge butter churn in there being operated by a person who is dwarfed by the machine. That can be a great point of contrast.
2. All the standard photography rules are in effect -- numbers, lines, symmetry, etc. Those sorts of things are all over factories.
3. Look for what makes this unique from other "factory" environments. You mentioned condensation on the walls -- that's great, and I'd try to incorporate it into the images if possible. A focus on the condensation with something factory/cheese related in the background may work. Or it might be taken further with some post-process. That focused condensation/factory shot layered over a cows-in-pature image may be possible.
4. Movement is an element of factories and machinery. Don't let pictures be static. Show motion and movement -- in all the many ways photography can do this.
5. Look for the little details. A closeup of a big start/stop button smeared with cheese layered over weeks/years of use. Worn spots on a floor where people have stood for hours and days and years. Clothing/equipment that workers use -- coveralls on a hooks, boots, gloves, safety eyeglasses, etc. Safety notices on machinery. Stacked boxes or other supplies. You may want to walk the factory floor sometime when it's shut down to really look and get ideas.
That should give you something to think about. Again, stay positive and enjoy the challenge.
Here is my Lavender Girl.. I thought it came nice..
Whenever you use a filter, it is going to affect you image quality. Fact of life. I keep filters on most of my lenses, unless it has a recessed front element like the 50 1.4. I like not having to worry about fussing with lens caps when i need to switch lenses real fast at a wedding. UV filters let me not worry about it.
Wow! That was awsome. How many rounds did you do the 360? I have used the 8-15 and one round would not be enough...?
I'm not sure whether I understand your question right. With the 8-15 set to 12 mm 4 pictures plus 1 nadir are needed. In this special case I shot 5 exposures per picture (25 overall) for the HDR panorama to compensate the contrast.
May I add here a full 360x180 panorama? It's shot using the 5dIII and the 8-15mm. You'll find the interactive version of the sphere here
Just got my 14mm. Looking around online i have found very few collections of photos taken with this lens (outside of the reviews for the lens). Would love to see some of the best photos you've taken so that i can get some inspiration! Thanks in advance for sharing.
That's a GREAT hypothetical question! Man oh man what would I do. I still think I'd go with a 5D Mark II for the body. Then, I'd only buy 3 lenses, like you. I'd get the camera with the 24-105L kit. Lens 1. Then I'd buy a 50 f/1.4, and a 135 f/2L. I'd shoot with that for a few years until I recovered financially.
That would be my combo too:)
On the other hand, I have been dreaming (as we all do), that if I won in the lottery... I would walk in to the photostore and buy the Canon 800mm, Canon 400mm F2.8, and a Leica S2. All would be paid with a debet card, and not the mastercard;)