Look at the brenzer method. A practical use of that idea.
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You're right, I suppose I could run out onto the football field with my f/1.4 lens .
Wait, I thought gear didn't matter.
I think it just sounds cool to say equipment does not matter...
Of course it does!! One needs the right equipment for the specific job.
Sighhhhhhh. One thing you people on here lack is humor, or recognition of humor.
I know it does. To say that it doesn't is insane. Maybe not in the film era, but I'm getting shots now that there is no way possible in the past. Some of them the ONLY reason I get them is because of my camera. Nothing else. No amount of technique or creativity or whatever would get me some of the shots I'm getting. So to say gear doesn't matter is objectively wrong.
Which brings me to my point. Nikon makes a lens that takes advantage of the full resolution of a D800/E and now you have something. Until then, you don't.
Wait, I thought gear didn't matter.
I made the same jump and I'll never buy crop again.
Let's not disparage all crop sensors. They do give you extra reach and when shooting in good light outdoors with nice lenses, they give a near equal quality of image to their full frame counterparts. And if you are shooting sports, either the 60D, 7D, and presumably the 70D will give you more frames per second than the 5d mkii and some 1D models.
Along with the extra reach of a the 1.6 conversion factor and you have yourself some great quality images. Where they suffer in comparison is low light because of the amount of grain. But if you are indoors and using a flash, that can be mitigated... So it is what it is.
Am I alone in feeling that Canon has, perhaps, lost its way at the top end of the market, albeit temporarily ? The new top end models simply don't provide what I want. The EOS1DX is clearly a sports camera body, not a studio camera, and I resent Canon for trying to pretend that it is.
I've been with Canon now for years, having used their EOS film bodies before digital . Time spent with Nikon !DXs confirmed my view that Canon had far superior ergonomics, and five years ago, the Canon EOS1DS Mk III was a game changer. However, since then Canon seems to have lost touch with its professional customers. As a result, last year, I bought a Nikon ( D800E) which I currently run along side my Canon equipment. It is a fine camera. Nikon seems to have priced this camera very competitively indeed, and I gather that it is making large inroads into what should have been the preserve of the 5D3 market.
Now we're told that Canon have no intention of producing a higher MP camera until next year, and given Canon's habit of announcing cameras long before they actually become available, the reality could be some time after that. By which time the Nikon D4X will be out.
How frustrating. I want to stay with Canon, but they sure are making it difficult.
I realized I posted originally with $700 as my limit, but after losing two 5Dc opportunities on eBay - the good ones slipped away and I don't want a beat up and overly used camera, I saw that 5D2 refurbs were back in stock at Canon and pulled the trigger. Crazy, I know. But at least now I don't have to keep changing lenses on the 5D3 when I want to take a picture and the IQ will be practically the same.
Just wish Canon Direct didn't charge sales tax...
I'm not sure if I'm going to put my $ into Canon gear anymore
Me neither, I am slowly switching to Nikon because of the superior image quality. (I am shooting low-iso only)
But, with almost twenty canon lenses that is a big step for mankind, and some of the Canon lenses are better than the Nikon alternetives....