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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D af tracking: experiences & usage cases
« on: November 08, 2013, 12:23:58 AM »
Any time I've tried to get fast action (not often), the outer points are pretty much useless.  The center point worked great and always focused on what I aimed it at (which was not always what I wanted in focus :P).  I'm not seeing any method which can improve AI Servo with outer points.  I'm starting to get the impression that the 6D wasn't designed for sports  ;D

Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:43:08 PM »
I went full frame and will never go back.  Curse you Canon! (shakes fist)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dynamic range Nikon/Sony vs Canon
« on: November 06, 2013, 01:57:14 PM »
That Sony DR won't do me any good since I like to take photos in the dark. Superior selection of lenses (that I can afford)  and great  ergonomics  are more reasons I recommend Canon.   I think they have a superior system.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« on: November 02, 2013, 09:00:19 PM »
Fort De Chartres Fall Rendezvous 2013

1/4000, f/2.8, ISO 100

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 02, 2013, 08:37:22 PM »
Fort De Chartres Fall Rendezvous 2013
Canon 6D, EF 70-200 f/4L USM
1/4000, f/4, 200mm, ISO 400

1/4000, f/4, 200mm, ISO 400

1/800, f/8, 109mm, ISO 400

EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/250, f/4, 50mm, ISO 200

Thanks for that link.  It looks like pretty much any of the current Canon will work.  The Mitros isn't listed though.  The article was probably done before the Mitros was introduced.  Phottix's official web site says that all of the Mitros flashes are compatible.  The Mitros will also require a receiver.  Took some digging as their website isn't very user friendly.  Interestingly, most of the Yongnuo's don't work.  I'm looking forward to getting some off camera practice next Spring/Summer.

Yeah.  Looks like an Odin with 2 receivers and one Mitros will run me about $700.  I already have the 430exII.  It's a good starting point for me and is a bit pricey, but I really want the control options.  The Canon system is great, I'm sure, but $1000 is definitely above what I'm willing to pay for now.  It's still a while off, as I want to try and get a new 15 Macbook Retina.  Gotta work more of that overtime  ;)

Cool.  Thanks for the input.  I'm still planning on the Odin system.  The 600RTs are too expensive, so I'll probably get the Mitros or some 580ex used and they seem to be 'medium' priced.  I don't have any experience with Yongnuo.  Maybe if I get more than 2 speedlites and am low on cash I'll get some.  I'm trying to get into Manual more anyway.  Thanks again everyone. ;D

I'm planning to expand my speedlite system next year. I like where the Phottix system is headed. I'm thinking about getting the Odin and a couple of Mitros flashes. Does anyone know if the Mitros has the receivers built in or will I have  to get the new Mitros +?  Any comments/reviews are appreciated. From what I've seen so far, it's a great system.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $639 Shipped
« on: October 24, 2013, 05:49:19 PM »
If only I could find a new 135 f/2 that cheap  :P.  No matter.  It will be mine soon.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/4 IS vs 70-200 f/2.8 non-IS
« on: October 22, 2013, 08:14:01 AM »
I have the 70-200 f/4 NON IS. It is great in most circumstances. In low light, it requires higher ISO settings than I would like. I am planning on getting the 135 f2 in Nov. The 2.8 version is just too expensive for me. $1000 is pushing it. I'm starting to enjoy prime shooting along with the savings.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:17:35 AM »
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
1/200, f/4, ISO 100, 176mm

EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
1/500, f/5.6, ISO 100, 40mm
Shot out of a speeding truck

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:12:27 AM »
2013 Makanda Vulture Fest
Canon 6D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: High-ISO confusion
« on: October 17, 2013, 02:54:18 PM »
You should definitely rent/borrow a 6D. I saw a significant improvement in image quality at higher ISO from the 7D.  I don't even think about using NR until I get to 3200 (shooting RAW of course).  Throw a nice prime on it. I'm dying to try the 135 f2 next month.

I'm glad they released this.  It increases competition and might get Canon to release some new models they've probably been sitting on.  Of course, I have no intention of every buying a Sony, but I like that they are good, which forces Canon to be good.  I'm sure when Canon finally releases their large MP camera, I won't be able to afford it anyway, so it doesn't really concern me, unless it trickles down to the lower end models.  Good for Sony.

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