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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105 F/4L
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:50:09 PM »
I currently have a T3i with the kit lens, a Canon 50mm f/1.4, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM II Macro Zoom Lens and a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM that I'm selling.  I will be buying the Canon 6D with the 24-105 f/4L  In your opinion will I be able to get low light shots with the  24-105 f/4L on the 6D, as I have with the Sigma f/2.8 on my T3i?

Yes, all you will need to do is shoot at one stop higher iso. IE, if you are shooting f2.8 on the t3i/sigma combo at iso400 you can get the same shot with f4 on the 6D/24-105L combo at iso800. The DOF will be will be pretty close as well. The big plus being the 6D will have a lot less noise even shooting at one stop higher ISO then the t3i.

You should be able to shoot up to 6400 ISO without a problem. I have a 5D3 - not a 6D but I am sure you can get good shots at that ISO too. I have got reasonable shots in poor light at 12800 and 25600 too.

Lenses / Re: Prime vs zoom
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:35:53 PM »
I mostly shoot with zooms. I usually do not shoot in very bad light but that could be because of the zooms I have :)

Most of the time either the 24-105 or the 100-400 is on my camera. Unless I am shooting macros... There was only one evening that I shot exclusively with the 40mm...

Lenses / Re: naked eye equivalent?
« on: March 24, 2013, 09:43:26 PM »
Hope this is of interest
Very informative. Also lovely pictures. I love your architectural shots. It feels like I am actually being there.

Lenses / Re: naked eye equivalent?
« on: March 24, 2013, 09:38:38 PM »

Oh -- and modern viewfinders generally suck royally compared with the days of classic manual focus SLRs such as the Pentax ME-Super.



I would kill to get the AE1 viewfinder on my 5D3!

Lenses / Re: naked eye equivalent?
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:29:04 PM »
The answer is 42   ;D

You jest, of course...but the answer on 135 format ("full frame") is actually pretty close to that: about 43 1/4.

Now, if only somebody could tell me a decent place to have dinner that isn't at the End of the Universe....


Forty second street ;)

Lenses / Re: naked eye equivalent?
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:27:36 PM »

Lenses / Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:18:30 PM »
I use mine occasionally, but I wouldn't say frequently.  Mostly for travel and city walkabouts.  Unlike you, a bit over 60% of my shots with the lens are in the 16-24mm focal range. 

Here are some from a relatively recent trip to San Francisco.  The first is a long exposure on a tripod, the second two were high ISO to keep the shutter speed up (1/200 s for the last one, which was taken up through the windshield with the camera resting on the dashboard as I drove across the Golden Gate Bridge at 50 mph  :) ).  All with the 1D X, 16mm, 17mm, and 20mm, and ISO 200, 12800, and 25600, respectively.
The second one with the swan is lovely!

Granted, I don't do a lot of action shooting...but, with one caveat, with the Sandisk Extreme 60 MB/s cards I'm using, for all practical purposes, even shooting RAW, the buffer is unlimited. I mean, sure, if I just held down the button for forever, it'd eventually slow to a couple frames per second, but it's just not going to fill up in any reasonable type of burst shooting. And I hate to think of the editing nightmare to deal with that many photos!

That caveat is, of course, that I'm just referring to the CF card. As soon as the camera writes to the SD card, it turns to molasses in January.

So, if performance is a concern, I'd recommend either leaving the SD card out entirely or leaving it in but only in "auto-switch card" mode, and then just to keep from getting a "card full" error message. As soon as you fill up the CF card (or come close to filling it up, pace permitting), swap in your next CF card, and just use the SD for emergency overflow.



I have set the camera only to shoot RAW to the CF card. I do not write to the SD card. Even my 45MB/s 64GB card gives me decent speed. The only time it was slow was when I was shooting the Flamingos as they flew. Well in all fairness I held the shutter button down for a while :)

I do need to get a faster card. So may be some time soon.

Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: March 23, 2013, 10:54:56 PM »
3 bodies, 6 lenses

I'd say you're well on your've already accomplished 9 of the 12 steps...
That is true! And like you said you are already plotting your next two so ther is just one more step to go...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T5i Leaks
« on: March 21, 2013, 02:05:50 PM »
The 651D is here............LOL

Canon won't stop until every person on this planet has bought one of their 18mp cameras (if they don't go ff) ... but on the bright side if the price goes down Canon-like after a couple of months this is a good first camera with even 5fps...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx vs 5D M3
« on: March 21, 2013, 02:04:59 PM »
as basketball season just wouldn't end.
You shoot fantastic pics. I hope the season never ends.

Basketball is played indoors. So it is possible to play it 365.25 days a year...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx vs 5D M3
« on: March 20, 2013, 11:51:11 AM »
I just shot these for a client this past weekend. The scenario was my back to a 9 foot jump, them launching over my head, and the 5d III picking them up within nano seconds of hitting the jump. Most series had 4 out of 5 tack sharp images. Mind you, my back was to the jump, so I literally had to rely on the sound of them getting closer and judge the launch timing. I've owned 3 1 series cameras, and you will have to pry my 5d III from my cold dead hands at a huge price difference for 98% of the same performance.

It was bitter cold and the battery level never budged after 3 hours.

Shot/strobed with 4 600EX-RTs off camera. :)
Fantastic pictures! What lens did you use?

1999-2002 was Olympus. 2003-2005 Sony. Both P&S. Now just Canon. I hardly use the cellphone camera.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: errr
« on: March 20, 2013, 11:25:12 AM »
Had my old Nikon sautéed to give me that creamy bokeh!
ROFL! Good one ;D

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