between my old 7D and my new 5D Mark III, I think about 10,000. Do it for fun.
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There's been some great images posted on this thread. Here's a few of ours to keep it going.
For those that are interested, legend has it that Robin Hood visited Roche Abbey to take mass.
I won't get into the argument over which is "better," but if you wish to make a video like the one posted on this forum, I will point out that the hero3 would be easier to wear on one's head than the 7D.
Buy this book:
Just trust me! It's simple to read but the information is super advanced. Ignore the stuff on film camera mechanics, but pay attention to the stuff on stops, fov, etc. The composition chapter is amazing. Even gets into basic lighting. You can find some of the same info online, but this book is sooooo much better.
A normal kit for cinema production is 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm (sometimes 14mm for on location or 135mm for some stuff), but that's for Super35. The focal lengths you'll need to cover for a "normal" kit are about 28-135mm.
So you're there. A 70-200mm zoom or 135mm f2 would complete things if you like that look, but you can shoot with the 35mm and 50mm alone or the zoom alone or whatever.
You WILL however need ND filters (.3., .6, .9, 1.2, etc.) and a polarizer. You want to keep your shutter speed as 1/50 and your f-stop no deeper than maybe f8 or f11 outside (usually) so for bright day exteriors those NDs are crucial. Most frequently ignored part of a complete kit, maybe. And get a nice fluid tripod, too.
If I had a 35L, I won't buy Sigma 35mm. The depreciation of 35L is not worth for Sigma 35mm. I am planning to get the Sigma 35mm because I don't have Canon 35mm L.
1. Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L USM II
2. Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM II
3. Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM II
4. Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS USM II (+ Extender EF 2x III)
5. Canon EF 600mm f4L IS USM II (+ Extender EF 1.4x III)
soooo, you're switching from a 1dx to a point-and-shoot?
someone, please give me the 3 minutes back i spent on this thread --
How much slower? Is it possible to put a time or percentage against this?
I have to admit I was unaware of this issue. I want to get a 5D3 next year but I will absolutly be using it in low light flash situations, off camera lighting not an option. Is this a show stopper?
It's not a show stopper, but certainly something to be aware of if your work involves shooting with flash in very low light venues. The other significant slowdown factor with the 5D3 in very dark shooting environments is the non-illuminated AF points. So while hunting & waiting for AF, you've got to somehow keep track of your black focus point. In a situation where people are moving even slightly, the black AF points and the slow AF adds to the degradation of the spontaneity that is so vital in event photography.
But lets be clear. This scenario only kicks in when you're shooting in very low light locations. Just about everywhere else, the 5D3 AF is just fantastic.
Look! Basically it's almost always Murphy's Law. Either you wait in which case the price will not drop significantly and you may lose some nice photos in the meantime, or you get it now and suddenly the price drops! Your choice!!!
Alternatively, he can buy now and get something to go "click click" right away or wait but save money. A win-win, ain't it?