« on: December 07, 2012, 08:38:29 AM »
No HDR, this was a single exposure
Looks like HDR...
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No HDR, this was a single exposure
I am deciding whether to go for the 6D when it becomes available. Not having a pop up flash was a bit dissapointing so now I am trying to figure out what the true cost of the camera would be. Considering that I do own a 430EXII, currently my greatest use of a camera is on holidays and travel, but there is kids on the way and thus potraitures and candids would become more important.
So to add fill flash to my 6D (or 5DIII) without lugging the 430EXII around which one will be best.
+More Power +Small and light
+Titable head +Optical Master for 430EXII
-Larger +Wider @ 24mm
-No optical master -Low power and no tilt
At first this was an easy decision but the Optical Master is intriguing as it would allow me to start experimenting with off camera flash. I do want to limit my cash outlay, so if the 270EXII is, in your opinion, overwhelmingly better for the intended main use, what "cheap" offbrand controller would you recommend. Maybe something that goes beyond line of sight.
I know most will say it depends on yout intended use, but if this is not clear, qualify your recommendation then
Much better in color! I feel a difficult color shot is worth the extra effort. Sometimes B&W is often used as a way to avoid difficult color processing.
If you are motivated, curious, and talented, it probably makes more sense to invest in gear and time, rather than pay people to teach you things you can possibly learn on your own. Plus, gear is expensive on its own. And a few a la carte classes and workshops can go a long way to filling gaps in your experience. If you're in a big city, you can apply to crew for a photographer to learn lighting techniques.
Well, here goes my take on this shot:
- I like the light rays on the ship but like the little boat on the left, too (which took me a short while to notice). I think cropping so that it looks like a panorama emphasizes that relationship between the two ships (tiny vs huge) and maybe how unfair life is (the sun shining only on the already privileged), and makes it easier to notice the little one;
- One other reason to crop is that the blue part of the sky kept drawing my eyes to it, as Freelancer said, so I got rid of it;
- I agree with Z on the green/magenta balance;
- I tried to overexpose the ship a bit, even though it's a JPEG and detail is not expected to come up by doing so.
Have I gone too far?
Classic example of why you need grad filters for landscapes. At a guess, a 3 stop grad on the sky and maybe a 1 stop on the sea would have helped with the light around the ship. Overall, the image is underexposed by around a stop, so with the grads 4 stop extra light would have helped lift the photo, with less need for over the top processing. If you have Lightroom, a slight increase in the highlight saturation only, would have prevented the weird colours in the blue sky.
i think you should have hit that ship with a 580 or a reflector for some fill
could you please explain what you mean with 'lack of AF sensor type access'? Won't the lens work with all AF points in the Mkiii?
I think that SLRs, like everything else, will eventually die, being replaced by the next thing... when and how this will happen, only time will tell! I think mirrorless is the first step, and the fact that a lot of the P&S cameras are getting better and better!
It is important to note, they are not a Canon authorized dealer.And they are a fairly well known scam/upseller shop. Sure, you'll order the 5dIII, then you'll get the call telling you the battery only lasts 30mins and you need the extended battery with service plan (for only $179.99!)...oh, and their unbranded 16GB CF card for $179.99 too. If you don't upsell, your order gets cancelled as they don't have it in stock anymore. If you do get the camera, the warranty is through another shady company, and it will likely be grey market.
Listing a popular item for 15% off retail when nobody else is doing discounts is exactly how you hook people into a scam.