« on: October 25, 2012, 12:18:21 PM »
Make it $2999.
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I've been looking forward to this lens and hope it performs well and handles better than the very sticky manual focus on their f/2.8 v2.
Also hope it doesn't have the focus-breathing issue. I want my 200mm to be 200mm at close focus.
If this thing can perform at least as well as Canon's f/4 IS then I have one more mainstream zoom in my Nik-kit.
Price for the tripod ring is nuts! but so is Canon's.
I am trying to do more portrait photography and so far my equipment consists of a 5d3, 2x 580exII and some lenses.
last weekend i had to do some portraits and what i did was borrow another 580exII to mount on the 5d3, then put my other 2 580 behind the subject shooting at the cream coloured wall behind them to make it white. All this was fired via the 580's master/slave function.
However, when i did some group shots after, the single output light from the camera mounted 580 wasnt even enough although i used a lightsphere (yea yea not the best, but it was a small room, worked well enough and was nowhere near as harsh as bounced/straight flash)
So what i want to do is potentially get some cheaper yongnuos as background lights so i can then relocated the flashes to have 2 behind, 2 infront and 1 on camera for a better distribution of light.
Which yongnuo is recommended if all i want to do is get them to fire via optical slave and they will be in manual mode?
Alternatively is there a better solution?
Im also researching to buy some light stands and umbrellas off amazon too as they ship to australia (cowboystudio umbrellas and manfrotto stands maybe) if anyone has any suggestions on that too.
I have been asked to shoot an event tonight, kind of a last minute thing. It's a cocktail party at a museum. My understanding is that they want pictures of the guests, atmosphere, etc. The event is indoors and the room has *decent* lighting. I'm told the photos will be used primarily for their Facebook page.
I'll be shooting with my 60d, and the lenses I have are the 50mm 1.4 and 28-135. I do not have an external flash.
I realize this is all kind of vague...but any advice? This is entirely on a volunteer basis, so I'm not all that nervous. And of course I'll do some minor post processing before I hand the images over.
Background: I have 17-40L, 24-70L, 135L and 70-300L, yesterday pulled the trigger with the 35L... so its on the way...
BUT... yesterday a friend of mine wants to buy me my 24-70L... I am tempted, it will be another step into the "all prime lens" way. I'm tempted to save for the 85L... honestly the 24-70 is a nice lens, but it don't have WOW factor that the 135L have.
Its something that I want to do... sell it... but first I really wanted to "Try" a wedding or an event with only primes, so Im kind of nervous to sell it and later miss it... for the moment will be 35L - 135L, and 17-40 for the wide shots...
Someone has done this exchange?
Does anyone have problem getting sharp image at 1.2? i even tried manual focus and AFMA. i only get sharp image at 2.0 and up. should i return for different copy?. i bought it recently just to use at 1.2 since i heard so many review on how sharp it is at 1.2 to 2.0. Any thought?