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While 2nd shooting for some incredible photogs in my city, I learned that bouncing flash off of the ceiling can be nice, but bouncing behind and to the side of you will produce the most attractive light. Look for white/neutral colored objects to bounce off of. However, since this is your first wedding, it may just be easier to shoot the ceiling and not have to think twice about it. I wouldn't recommend using auto ISO with flash. As you probably know, it will alter how lit your background is, so decide early on what you want and keep your ISO there (like during the reception).

As for shooting mode, I would recommend using Manual. This is where attending the rehearsal dinner will come in handy. It enables you to really dial in your settings and view it larger on your computer later that night. Since it's indoors, the lighting won't change during the ceremony... Manual will make another thing that you won't have to worry about (until the location/lighting changes). Typically, I shoot in manual when there's consistent lighting, and when we're on the move, i change to Av with +2/3 or +1 stop EC.

For my 5D3, I changed the DoF button to One-Shot/Ai-Servo. It's super handy for weddings because if you ever need servo, just reach your ring finger forward and hold down the button, then your focus will track. One thing to keep in mind, servo seems to constantly bounce a little in front and a little behind the subject, so takes a lot of extra pics when in servo to ensure you've nailed focus.

Thank you.  You must shoot to the right.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any 5d vs 1dx low iso comparisons?
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:54:17 PM »
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IT WAS RAINING AGAIN.  MAYBE AFTER WORK I CAN GET A FEW OUTDOOR ISO 100 SHOTS  >:(

Where do you live that it rains this much?!

North central Ohio.  It doesn't rain that much here.  In fact, it hasn't rained all summer.  Until Monday and Tuesday.

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I don't think I'd view it as "resorting to flash."  You should use fill flash if need be.  No matter what you do in post, if you needed fill flash and you didn't use it, the photo isn't going to come out good.  I use a ton of flash, but I always bounce it; never direct.  If you're going to continue to do weddings in the future, I would get really comfortable using fill flash.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: World's most expensive lens
« on: August 28, 2012, 12:28:54 PM »
If I had that lens I could stay between the football stadium and soccer field and shoot both games from the same location :) :)

The Canon 1200mm and 1.4x extender might be a better choice for sports - It has autofocus. :)

Haha!!

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Don't use auto ISO on the bride.  You gotta shoot to the right or the dress won't look white.  I did a few bride shots as high as +1.7 EV.  Meter for the dress, shoot to the right.  You can't miss.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any 5d vs 1dx low iso comparisons?
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:23:25 AM »
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IT WAS RAINING AGAIN.  MAYBE AFTER WORK I CAN GET A FEW OUTDOOR ISO 100 SHOTS  >:(

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50 F1.4 VS 50 F1.2L Lenses
« on: August 28, 2012, 12:11:02 AM »
I did this dusk shot in June of a passing coal train with the coal dust blowing across the field.  This was with the 1.4 on a 5D Mark III.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 10d to 60d or 7d
« on: August 27, 2012, 11:55:31 PM »
I think either the 60D or 7D would be fine for an upgrade.  Either camera is a huge upgrade from a 10D.  For price, the 50D used is also a huge upgrade.

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Lenses / Re: 50mm lens. I Need advice!!
« on: August 27, 2012, 11:36:38 PM »
I found another 50mm f/1.4 that I'm very interested with. Has anybody have experience with the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 lens?

Do you recommend it? How the image quality?

Is the Manual focus only Lens really make a big difference?

Just curious if it's worth the extra cost over the sigma or canon.

I think the Canon 1.4 is going to be the best bet.  The Zeiss isn't better enough than the Canon, so why pay more than $350ish or so?  I'd say given the performance of the Canon lens, it couldn't be worth the extra cost.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: World's most expensive lens
« on: August 27, 2012, 11:29:36 PM »
If I had that lens I could stay between the football stadium and soccer field and shoot both games from the same location :) :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any 5d vs 1dx low iso comparisons?
« on: August 27, 2012, 11:27:58 PM »
And we'll try again tomorrow morning.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any 5d vs 1dx low iso comparisons?
« on: August 27, 2012, 11:07:56 PM »
OF COURSE it rained all day today..........

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Lenses / Re: Lens choices for airshow
« on: August 27, 2012, 09:13:29 PM »
Obviously the Leica 1600mm lens described by pwp is the clear winner for an air show :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 27, 2012, 12:45:49 PM »
Yes, shoot at 1/2000 and believe me, hand shake isn't much an issue.  I don't use IS on my 300 f/2.8L I IS lens when mounted on a monopod.  No point.

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Body prices have never gone up upon being replaced.  It will go down.  Everytime a model goes out, the price drops dramatically sometimes.  Just look at the 1Ds2, 1Ds3 models.  Now the interesting one is the 1D4, didn't drop much, but it still dropped.

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