I just bought it from Adorama, Zen mode: ON
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www.newegg.com have them in stock today! w00t!
Congrats for your new camera... and lens!!! 5dmkIII + 70-200 2.8 IS II its a killer combo, however let me give you some advices that helped me when I started taking pics
- Some guys already tell you about the post, but that its a personal taste, so its ok if you wanted that look
- the 70-200 its a super sharp lens even wide open, in portraits you dont need to be super sharp (skin blemishes and that stuff really pop out) so shoot close to 2.8, it will help you to isolate your subject (bokeh or background blur) and you could shoot faster to avoid blurry images
- use Spot focus and focus in one of her eyes (the closest to camera)
- Shoot a little far away, all the pics was at 70mm... try shooting at the other end 200... 135... if gives you "background compression" plus it shows a more "pleasing" proportion plus it gives you better bokeh!!!
- Always try to shoot 2 or 3 times the photo, It sucks when a "perfect" shoot its ruined by a quick blink
- Practice, practice, practice
Good luck and happy shooting
I fully agree with the guy quoted above and I have just 1 more thing to add...
You lucky bastard!
Hey guys, here's the JPGs of our recent photo shoot. This is really some of my first ever photo shoot pics, but I'm happy with the way they came out. All natural lighting. Please let me know what you guys think, about both the angles and the composition!
Thanks a lot
I use all primes, my only zoom is the kit lens that came with the T2i, and I use it as an 18mm f/3.5 prime
the 24-70 f/2.8L is a very nice lens, not far from primes in its range, but still...
even the 24mm f/2.8 (a tiny $360 lens) can beat the 24-70:
you already know about the 50mm f/1.4:
and on the long end the 85mm f/1.8 will give it some fight too:
the only downside (of course, apart from having to carry lots of lenses around, and taking time to change them) is that bokeh on these cheap primes is not great
and of course, not all cheap primes are any good!! some of them are terribly soft, but those 3 I mentioned are among the best budget Canon lenses
more about them here: http://www.similaar.com/foto/equipment/us_lensc.html#prime
I currently own a 7D, 24-70L, 50 1.4 and 135L, I really like mi 24-70L, its super sharp and love the IQ...
The 135L is the new member of the family , after used it I'm shocked with the IQ of the Prime L lens... my question is:
It is noticeable the IQ "jump" from a 24-70L zoom to a 24LII prime, keep my 50... and maybe an 85L???
Someone has been in this situation??
(Btw: You guys have a really nice community here have been around a long time without been a member)
BTW I ended up with the 35L, 50 f/1.4, Sigma 85mm f/1.4 and the 135L (with a full frame body). I've found this works really nicely, though the 24L would make more sense for someone shooting a lot of landscapes.
You've got the same set up as me! Although the 50 1.4 just got upgraded to the 1.2. The set up does work nicely indeed!
It all depends on your shooting style. I refuse to shoot with zoom lenses, I think they make you lazy and love the feel and look of prime lenses, especially wide open. But it fits my style. Quality wise there really isn't much difference once you get into the F/4.0+ range but there isn't a single zoom that will look as nice as my 35 or 50 @ 1.4 or my 135 @ 2.0.