+1 for 135L.... very reasonable price at sub $1100 USD. Part of the Canon L Holy Trinity (35 and 85 are others)
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I am thinking about getting the 5d Mk III even if it looks like the D800 is better on paper... I still think it remains to be seen if IQ would be better. I have used the 5D Mk II before and IQ is just superb! And Im not planning on printing billboard size pics anytime soon so I think 22MP is more than enough. I used to have a XTi and a T2i and have sold these too upgrade to a FF body. I have a EF 28-135mm and thinking about getting a L lens with the Mk III. Which L lens would you guys suggest I get. Im basically going to shoot mostly portraits, street photography, landscape probably within the budget of $1500.
Thanks for your input.
i am totally happy with my Canon 14L II. no complaints.
Don't have the flash pointing directly at the people. Point it at the ceiling, behind you, at a nearby wall, anything to bounce the light to create a larger light source. It'll be better than on-camera, but still not great.
I'd shoot full manual, shoot a couple of test frames as people are gathering and check the exposure, background lighting (dim or bright depending on shutter speed), etc are working well. Also, if they want you in the photo (very likely), you'll need a tripod and the self-timer and/or remote release.
Above all, build in a couple of hours (or more) before you actually need to shoot, grab one or two victims...err...subjects and find a similar room to where you'll be shooting and start experimenting. Keep track of which way the flash is pointing, how high up (or down) the flash power is, etc. That way you'll have some experience shooting with it before you really need to shoot with it, and your images will come out much better.