« on: December 18, 2013, 12:31:09 AM »
How important is budget? Do you pixel peep?
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$2,080, but wow f/0.85 - check it out:
I might be missing something but what does "over a moving river, up to a cliff" have to do with the range?
Pretty much my thought. Although theoretically I suppose the water, especially if it's not flat water, could cause some amount of interference through reflections & such.
Canon has officially, publicly announced the technology: August 31st, 2010 ...My problem with this general line of reasoning is that it assumes that Canon (or any other company) purposely withholds a new technology in order to boost profits.
...ANY given company has its Business Plan ahead for 1,2,3,5, 10 & 20 years. Each one in its own pace and milestones. Each subject to some extend to modification. What I mean is that we might be seeing technology developed as early as 2006.
Thank you for all the feedback so far. Keep in mind I am shooting with a Canon 5D Mark I. Just from reading the comments I gather the main difference in real world situations is sharpness and bokeh, realistically how big is the difference in sharpness?
Also is there a difference in the IS?
Glad to hear that Adorama came through for you. It is a great lens -enjoy it
I've never understood these "cinema" lenses. They're used for a pixel count far below that of still photography and don't have to AF, so why are they so absurdly expensive? And why do they exist at all?
4 pages is to many to read.....
but seriously CANADA? I mean I love visiting but you can't tell me that Chicago New York or London UK wouldn't be a better launching point
Is it me or the lens does not look that huge? I would be delighted if it is not huge.
Well, here goes:
2011: Bought 400 f/2.8L I IS, 300 f/2.8L I IS, 70-200 f/2.8L II IS, and 200 f/2L IS
2012: Bought 5D Mark III and a pair of 1D X's
This doesn't reflect selling things that I did, but you can do the math quickly on purchases .
However, I do make money from photography.
Considering you're going to be going through the hassle of setting up softboxes on stands, I would strongly recommend that you should go with a studio flash setup instead of a hotshoe flash. You'll get a hell of a lot more bang for your buck.Excellent information from you and the poster below. These forums are so valuable when there is experienced feedback such as above.
Hotshoe flashes are great for what they're designed to do, which is to be something that you can mount on top of the camera. But you pay a premium for that type of miniaturization, in terms of both performance and price.
A Paul C. Buff Alien Bees B800 costs about as much as that 430 EX II, and it puts out so much more light that it's not even funny. The Buff Einstein flash, their flagship model, is cheaper than the 580 EX II and is ludicrously far superior in every way except that you can't stick it on top of your camera.
Don't fret too much if you're going to be shooting at locations without power. There are battery packs for most studio flashes. Buff sells the Vagabond which is good for hundreds, if not thousands, of pops with the type of setup you're describing on a single charge.
I'll also note that softboxes only work their magic when they're so close to the subject that you're having trouble figuring out how to shoot around them. It's a geometry thing...a 2' softbox is going to have to be no more than 2' away from the subject to be truly effective, preferably less, and it's not going to light up more than the person's face. a 2' softbox at the photographer's position of a 10' working distance isn't going to be significantly different from on-camera flash. A 5' softbox 5' away from the subject is going to be as effective as a 2' softbox 2' away, but it'll light up the whole person...and you can put that 5' softbox 3' away and get some amazing soft and even light wrapping all the way 'round your subject.
Buff sells parabolic reflectors...basically high-tech umbrellas. And they go from 4' across to over 7' across, and they make diffusers for them that make the light very similar to a softbox....