« on: September 25, 2012, 11:07:56 AM »
batterys? ETTL Comp?
I would like to get a setup of old, possibly all-metal, manual focus fast primes.
I am a child of the AF generation, so I'm very little experienced in this sense and I don't know which ones are worth having nowadays.
I'm interested in 20-28mm, 30-40mm, 50-60mm, 85-100mm and 135mm. A standard setup.
Please share your opinions with me. Doesn't matter about brands, as long as they can be adapted and that it makes sense to buy them price-wise.
It seems the further I delve into photography the more there is to learn, gone are the days of just Pointing and Shooting and accepting what the camera chooses...
These were the days I would look at photos taken by pros and hope that one day I could achieve similar.
Everyday I try to learn something and then attempt to put it into practice...
My latest reading is in relation to the "Zone System"...at least the simplified for digital version of it...
As much as I enjoy using this system for obtaining the correct (subjective exposure) it doesn't seem to be "everyday practical" (again subjective, as it depends on your everyday needs).
Spot Meter, choose your tone, Spot meter, choose your tone...the system seems to work best if you have the time to take numerous meter readings, to determine where your shadows and highlights will fall.
Obviously this system is dependant on choosing and knowing where your tonal values fall, and for colour, knowing which colours are Zone 5 (18%)
Then there is the ETTR school of thought, push the exposure to the right but avoid clipping the highlights (or at least the highlights that matter), this seems to be the quickest method, quick look at the preview and histogram and adjust...
Even though it seems quickest is it the best, my luminance histogram will show clipping based on the JPEG, not the raw file, so I need to know how far I can push ETTR, but this luminance histogram doesn't show the possible RGB clipping.
1. Am I over thinking this
2. Is there a preferred method.
What got me thinking about this?....I live in a tourist town, I watch people all day everyday taking photos, from camera phones through to 1Dx, rarely do I see anyone consider composition or exposure, everything is left to AUTO mode (yes, even on some of the very high end cameras I see people use)
So I started thinking, was I better off knowing less about photography and never understanding 18% grey....or am I better off knowing more but always chasing the "Perfect exposure"...
Photography and Golf, both pursuits that drive you crazy seeking the perfect game ( I gave up golf early on, realising it would drive me mad)
I like macro prhotography and until now I have some nice photos of flowers and insects that move slowly (spiders) using an 60mm canon efs macro lense. I want to go full frame so I would like to hear your suggestions. Is it worth going for the 100mm IS which is the double price from the non IS? I am also considering the 180mm but although is an L lense is not IS. Do I need IS in order to take a moving subject (i.e. a bee, a flower under wind) without a tripod with these magnifications. If so why the 180 lense is not IS and is the most expensive? Also what about image quality?
Please I would love to hear the expert advise.
Someone tested 6D on photokina and it seems the AF is not bad at all
Sunday night where I live. I am processing some family pictures from this weekend and just discovered a feature that I haven't seen or used before, it's the output sharpening feature in Lightroom. I've only used Lightroom a couple of months so far and still consider myself to be on a steep learning curve. Is this a useful function according to those of you who have used it? Is this a stupid question as I should always use it? Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks -- I saw three B&W 77 mm XSPros... 1) Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter, 2) UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter and 3) Clear MRC-Nano 007Option 1 is a polarizer. Its an effect filter to reduce reflection and improve saturation.
Which would you choose?
Over the years I have used Stofen diffusers and a variety of Gary Fong diffusers on my 580's.
They both have their strengths & weaknesses. They're both a step up from any number of home-made devices I've tried.
There seems to be a rush of competing products in well thought out camera straps, but I'm not aware of any breakthrough designs in the flash diffuser market. In another CR thread today I've become aware of the Demb diffuser products which I immediately ordered online. If anyone has had positive experiences with anything else, whether it's manufactured or homemade, I'd love to hear about it.
Long time lurker,first time poster.
Have had d60, 10d ,1dmk2, 5d , 5d mk2
Gear is 35L , 85Lii, 100macro, 17-40L , 70-200mk2, and just this week a 24-70L mk2
And 600ex plus stert3, 2x550ex
Anyway,to the point- I've been sitting on the fence about jumping to mk3....
Have mk3 owners here generally upgraded from a mk2 or something older?
Since I now have mk2 of 24-70 and 70-200 plus new flash I'm thinking the mk3 would compliment my gear very well
I shoot mostly family stuff with a little concert photography as a sideline
Please be sub-4000$.
lol. Yeah, let's call it the 5.1D then. With Canon's pricing strategy, $4,500 is almost a guarantee. 6D -> 5Dm3 -> 3D -> 1DX. $4,500 fits in there nicely.
Does Canon even make a lens that can resolve 46MP?
Please be sub-4000$.