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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:03:12 PM »
you need MORE toys, not less, lol.  a softbox on a stand would light up the subject better, allow you to reduce the ambient light level to make the subject pop.  perhaps add some bounce from the ceiling/walls or a reflector for extra interest;  use  the sunlight from the window as rim/hair light.  :D :D  hmm... a lightstand (voice activated or not), softbox, 2-3 speedlites, reflector-- that should add more fun than you could possibly stand.

Do you have some examples of items I could get that would light up the room better?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 20, 2013, 11:33:05 PM »
Combination of luminance, color, and sharpness filters will fix that right up.  At 5000 you are going to have some noise but it should be random and not patterned.  Random noise is ok to the eye and when printed you dont even see it.  I rarely use higher that 3200 indoors except outside at night where I run it up as high as it needs to be.  I also us all F2.8 lenses or faster.  Doesn't sound like much but if it means ISO 5000 or 3200 it can make a BIG difference when it comes to noise.

See this is the noise I am talking about. Iso 5000 1/125 f4

he's playing the drums you can hardly expect it to not be noisy.... :P

but seriously Lightroom really works a treat on 5Dmk3 noise it can clean up iso 5000 so that the noise will be un-noticable in print

Yeah but maybe I am doing something wrong because as I slide over the luminance nr the pic loosesall its details. I know this is a wierd side step but would the 1d x be that much cleaner?

Yeah I agree 3200 would be better but i wanted more in focus than 2.8 would allow to get my son and the drums.

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Portrait / Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« on: January 20, 2013, 11:25:36 PM »
Christmas Joy

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 20, 2013, 10:12:38 PM »
See this is the noise I am talking about. Iso 5000 1/125 f4

he's playing the drums you can hardly expect it to not be noisy.... :P

but seriously Lightroom really works a treat on 5Dmk3 noise it can clean up iso 5000 so that the noise will be un-noticable in print

Yeah but maybe I am doing something wrong because as I slide over the luminance nr the pic loosesall its details. I know this is a wierd side step but would the 1d x be that much cleaner?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 20, 2013, 09:19:18 PM »
See this is the noise I am talking about. Iso 5000 1/125 f4

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 20, 2013, 07:04:40 PM »
The only Canon camera you can downgrade to that wouldn't result in lower IQ would be a 6D. You would be giving up a few very nice features, gain a couple (GPS & WiFi), and reduce size.

As for lenses, the photo you just posted I assume was at f/2.8. If you get a 24-70/f4.0 you'll probably give up just a little bit of IQ (from the test I've seen so far, the 24-70/2.8II is the sharpest in it's class), but will get the ability to handhold in a couple of stops lower light with reasonable results.

All in all, stirckly speaking I don't think you can get better results over all by downgrading your equipment, but you can reduce the weight of the equipment you are carrying around and may be able to increase your handholding capabilities by up to 2-stops perhaps, but otherwise you'll be downgrading for the most part.

Yeah just the weight and bulk of all the gear seems a bit much sometimes. Also i cannot stand the lack of IS. I will get another up that concerns the noise my camera produces at iso 5000. I thought this camera was supposed to be great at higher iso but anything above 3200 seems to loose to many fine details and has too much luminance noise for my tastes.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 20, 2013, 05:48:23 PM »
I have been reviewing some of my recent pics and wonder if I downgrade body, f4 lenses, smaller flash will it net me the same results. I will try to post some examples. This was handheld 1/60 and with Is would have been sharper.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 18, 2013, 11:16:34 PM »
Dude! That is one sweet setup you got there. I wouldn't sell at all. You're covered. But I like the idea someone already posted that you should get, maybe an EOS M, or the Fuji or Sony mini's for that easy to carry with you bits, but then you'd have that good kit to fall back on once it is appealing again, because it will be. :)
Downgrading to a 6D and selling your lenses will, in the long run, most likely only do you a loss.

Yeah I was playing with some pics around the house and just love the quality. What was I thinking? I am either going for another lens or a smaller sony nex 6 or rx100 for times when its not around. Also think I may get a 35mm f2 and a small bag for a more portable setup.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 17, 2013, 11:36:34 PM »
KCCFamilyMan I'd sleep on it. Before u return anything of the quality u bgt consider what u'd get in return. The AF sys on the 5D3 is worth the dough. The 6D has been reviewed and the best idea I read was for a studio shooter to use it as a backup or a photojournalist to use it as a less expensive backup. The AF tracking if it's as good as advertised is awesome if u have the need.  I don't think family shoots require tracking but if they're teens involved who play sports it would be good. A one cross type focus pt system to me for a full frame is really cheap. I can't use any other word. Not the two grand. But for Canon to try and bait people with that is beyond me. But that's business. Anyway all the good ideas have been mentioned so I'll add something about competitor systems which might allow u to compare what u have already and than rethink what u think u'll get with a trade. In any event don't act impulsively unless u really hate the dang. And believe me there are a lot of amateurs who would pry it out of your hands but unfortunately for a lot less than u paid. Best of luck




First I'd look at the mirrorless for lighter and still functional sets.
Assuming u don't want a film Rangefinder of which there are some Voigts which cost considerably less than your Canon think about an ILC with some small primes. And finally I think a worthy idea is a fixed focal length DSLR. So look at the Olympus, Sony and Fuji sites to start. And than go to the store. Feel the things around. Read about them. Think it over. do your due diligence. And in the end pick something u want not what the rest of us dream about. Good shooting.

Thanks

Thats what I plan on doing waiting a few months getting an ilc and deciding which way to go. Really I was planning on adding a 35mm prime then I said do I need all this money sitting here? I decided in about two months it will start to get warmer and I am sure I will get that itch.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 08, 2013, 11:29:51 PM »
I think a 200g difference is a make or break amount.I went from a 24-70 mk1 on a 5D3 to a 24-105 and have never been happier.

Would you have made that switch if it were the mk ii?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 06, 2013, 10:47:15 PM »
Thanks everyone.

I am just going to hold for a month or so and see what happens. I am thinking of getting a sony nex 6 for smaller shots. Eosm is too slow.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 06, 2013, 02:21:59 PM »
Just try a different approach to your photography and see what happens.

The op has stated this different approach: Carry less weight & size and have more fun, it seems to me that would also exclude juggling multiple primes even if that'd cut some weight, too.

Selling the gear of course comes at a loss of functionality and money, but if the result is more fun with photography it should be worth it - the op should have bought mid-range gear in the first place, see how his usage patterns and skills develop and then step up instead of being talked into buying "the best" (= most expensive & heavy) pro-oriented gear right away.

Just to clarify

I had a t2i then 60d then 5d3 24-105 combo then same body and 2 2.8 zooms.

I simply love the camera just maybe since its winter I just don't find myself using it as much maybe I will strap a 35mm prime and see how the weight fairs out then also I think I will see what gets annnounced this month. It is not like I cannot use the features I love the 2.8 dof isolation my zooms bring. Especially when your grabbing your kids in a crowd or low light.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 05, 2013, 11:23:15 PM »
I was thinking about that. The crazy thing is part of me wants to continue with a 35l prime and some studio lights. But it seems too expensive to do for a hobby. So I was thinking get out while you can but retain some system.

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I used a lowepro adventura 140 for a wedding once. Plenty of room and well built.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 05, 2013, 10:52:42 PM »
I have been considering selling my setup

5d3
24-70 2.8 mkii
70-200 2.8 is mkii
Cf cards
600 exrt speedlite

To get a 6d
24-70 f4 is
70-300l
Newer speedlite 430ex ii replacement

I just spent thousands of dollars this year and have hardly used the gear. When I do its for candids or vacations. I wonder if I am wasting the money and should sell it to downgrade to something more enthusiast level and cheaper. Also it's just so much to lug around. Just not sure and wanted some opinions.

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