Thanks, but TMI for me!!
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In recent years, there has been an increasing opinion by the masses, that anyone can get shots as good as professionals, if they have the right gear. This has been one of the drivers towards the slashing of budgets by (or for) photo editors. Yes, the recession has played its part, but how many previous recessions have resulted in photo editors trying to do things on the cheap? The digital age has certainly played its part in the exposure of photography, allowing people to take photographs with good gear to an extent that wasn't previously possible, but this has led to a number of myths and misconceptions. Perhaps this incident will act as a wake up call to photo editors and to organisers of such shoots, that the results achieved are important and to get good results, you have to have the proper planning and expertise. You may not have to have formal qualifications to get memorable photographs on a regular basis (as opposed to one-offs), but you certainly need to gain experience through hard work and practice and above all overall talent. Hopefully, it will make those in charge of budgets, that it is in their interests to pay for the level of photography that is needed, you get what you pay for and ultimately quality is what sells. If you have better imagery than your competitor magazines (for example), then provided the content is what the potential customers want, then you have an advantage.
I use a light stick with 3 flash heads, hand held plus one on the shoe, all PW fired.
HSS is no problem - at iso50 to reduce the impact of the ambient
Can shoot 1 handed as shutter speed will be about 1/4000.
To annoy everyone with one more thought: while I believe APS-H is dead, that doesn't mean I'm not a little nostalgic for what might have been.
Imagine if Canon had supported APS-H from the beginning by making a relatively simple and low-cost decision: to design its EF-S lenses with a sufficiently large image circle to cover the 1.3 crop. Now, that possibility really would excite me. All the 18mm lenses would be true wide-angles with a 24mm equivalent. The 15-85 would have a super wide angle 19mm equivalent. And so on.
The sad thing is it probably could have been done without much additional cost. Tokina has shown that the mirror clearance is not the issue, the issue is the small image circle. But, how much larger would the lenses really have to be to accommodate the 1.3 crop. Surely not that much more.
In fact, I really wonder if Canon doesn't regret not doing this. It would certainly have given them a competitive edge.
Of course, it might also have killed off full frame.
The decision will probably depend on whether the accountants are in charge or the engineers
Landscapes with ISO 25 (if you could find it) would be amazing.http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-x-Efke-KB25-25-asa-135-36-B-W-january-2013-/160814214166?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item2571462c16
Haven't bought any yet, I can get it per roll from my local B+W shop on special order, but I might just spring for the 5 at once (and it's iso25, x-raying in the post won't be as bad as x-raying P3200).
But with all the processing notes I saw on it somewhere, I sure hope I can find someone to process it, or that new house is getting a room converted to a darkroom.
this guy seems to like using it...
This is not a sales forum, I know. But as I've said my 1V HS is available to the right person. I don't need to sell it, but I will to a person who appreciates what it is.
Well, I was thinking the other day, that if I ever go on a real photography trip, it'd be nice to take 2 film bodies, one for Velvia, the other for B+W iso25 for landscapes and/or iso400 for street (depending on where I go). 1v taking Infrared film is definitely a plus, but I don't think I can justify *another* $500 on a toy (seeing as on monday i'm signing up for $500,000 of debt; ie buying a house). So it'll probably just have to be a little 1100D-film-equivalent (seeing as the glass and film are the important bits).
it´s not dead.
but the useless discussions about DSLR´s dead should die....