Photo backpack. It just sits in the closet because it's too cumbersome to shoot out of, and I never find myself in a position to carry everything I own.
Another APS-C vs. FF rant, this time by Zack Arias:
I'm not remotely foolish enough to stir a debate so much as pass on something that will give the pre-digital-era photographers a smile.
My EOS M will be arriving in a day or two, and I'd like to get it paired properly with a small, arca swiss compatible plate that doesn't extend way past the body (like a typical DSLR plate would on the M)
Any one out there happy with the one they are using? I'd like to keep it semi permanently attached to the camera, so not blocking the battery door is a must.
Here is another option that fit your EOS-M need for both additional grip and Arca-Swiss Plate---And Cheap too.
Craiglist is great for some stuff (not electronics!), but always meet in a very public place to avoid being robbed.
When I bought the MkII I knew the AF performance was 'imited'. As fot the MkIII I'm yet to find the limits of what its AF has to offer, even with fast motorsports so again, it's hard to imagine what improvement the 1DX could offer.
I have to be truly honest. I just got a 1DX about 6 months ago to replace my old beaten down 5dMK3 and I cannot honestly think of anything else I could want from a camera. It has great AF, great low light capabilities, excellent ISO quality. What else is there that you "HAVE" to have? To me nothing. I understand we will always want more in life but for me I have to say I am truly happy with my 1DX. Just my opinion of course, I know most feel differently.
Thanks for all your responses!
Having both is certainly ideal, but I find myself forcing to choose one or the other. Shooting on a 7D, when using a long lens for shallow DOF, I need to stand further away from the subject and the lightstand. In windy conditions, the lightstand gets blown over all the time Sure I could use a sandbag, but it's a lot of extra weight to carry. My wife already dislikes the idea of me carrying lots of gear when we go out.
So I like to put my foot on the lightstand, which needs to be relatively close to the subject. In that case, I'll need to use a wider angle lens -> reducing blur.
I guess the ultimate solution is to go full frame!
Your photos are superbalicious, btw. LOVE that DOF, and the lighting is excellent!Thank you kindly!
Hi all, my first post at canonrumours!
For portraits where you have time to mess around a bit, if you had to pick between shallow DOF or off camera lighting, which would you choose? Which technique alone do you think makes better portraits?
I don't do much with my flashes, but every now and then I would like to try it a bit more (not professionally, just play with it and learn something). I recently booked a workshop that should have been my first studio/model shoot experience, but it was canceled just two days in advance, so I thought I’ll use the money to buy some lights/modifiers and learn on my own as until now.
I was googling some cheap alternatives as I don't feel like investing much now, but I want something more than my smallish DIY boxes. It seems that I could go with some fluorescent continuous set, or just buy something that I can stick my flashes into.