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Any firm date date on lr4 update?
Probably a ton of other posts like these here already, but I thought I'd ask specifically for my situation.
I currently have the following gear
I mainly enjoy shooting landscapes, buildings and night photography. I've only been serious shooting for about 6 months. I don't make money of my pictures as this is just a hobby. And moving to FF, in particular the 5dmk3, interests me for low light performance as the biggest issue i have is with my night shots and AF in low light.
- aluminum tripod
- 10-22mm EF-S
- 18-55mm EF-S
- 18-200mm EF-S
- 30mm 1.4L EF
- 50mm 1.4 EF
What I wanted to ask, would you recommend that i just get the 5dmk3, where I could only use the 35mm and 50mm. I'd be pretty limited by my glass, and after dropping $3500, it'd be a while before i could get more glass. Though eventually i'd like to get the 24-70mm mk2
Or would you recommend I spend more money on gear and glass to make the move to FF lens painful when it happens? That and i could work more on my shooting skills and get more experience.
If i picked up more gear, I'd be looking at
- ND filter
- 6xx Flash
- possibly a macro lens
Picking up the 5dmk3 would be a stretch financially, but doable, and the gear no sweat.
I'm thinking to buy Benro A-550 EX BH-1 as my first tripod from this seller in China (not sure how trusty it is, so would be gkad to hear from somebody who had had business with them):http://www.ebay.com/itm/Benro-A-550-EX-BH-1-A550FBH1-Tripod-KIT-FAST-SHIP-/140727941239?pt=US_Tripods&hash=item20c409f877#ht_5499wt_1163
The cost is 155$ and free shipping. I'm an amateur photographer and will only use it occasionally so I can't afford anything more expensive (actually this one a bit to expensive for me). I've heard some good reports here and elsewhere on Benro in general (usually the more expensive). I was wandering if someone used this particular (or similar) model and can testify? It comes with a ballhead and seems very reasonable for it's price.
I'm using 60D with 55-250mm lens (my heaviest for now).
I would also be glad to have recommendations on other tripods in this price range if you believe they are better.
The metering sensor is under the mirror and is used to set aperture and shutter speed. This means light is getting to the metering sensor. Obviously, if it gets to the metering sensor, then it probably gets to the main sensor as well, its just not very much light.
The metering sensor was under the mirror in old designs, but these days it's actually up in the pentaprism housing (labeled in the upper right of this diagram taken from a Canon tech report):
So, light that reaches the metering sensor should be blocked from hitting the image sensor by the mirror when it's flipped up during the exposure.