Gamma Racing Day, 3 August 2014. Mind this isn't processed, just a quick screen grab from an unprocessed raw (in ACDSee pro).
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I find the 70-300L to be an excellent travel zoom. It's the shortest of the bunch, so it fits 'vertically' in most camera bags (the 70-200/4 IS is lighter, but taller).
I think that human vision is closer to 10mm really, a lot wider than 40mm.
If not, then maybe I'm not human .
Around 80mm, what I see in the viewfinder is the same size as what I see in my other eye... but in regards to my angle... I almost have 180 degrees of coverage... so I think that makes me more of a herbivore than a carnivore...
Yes, I'm talking about FF equivalent focal length. It is close to 180 degrees.
I don't find it boring at all .
Oh yes! My 40 shorty is so unused I'd completely forgotten about it. Picked it up as a novelty item when it was announced, used it a couple of times, and then....ummmMy brain.Other than that, it is the 40 shorty...
That's weird. I use mine all the time, it's a great body cap.
Things may change when I'll get a fast 35mm. Still waiting for that 35/1.2L .
My 7D. Like so many others, my 5D3 put my 7D on the shelf collecting dust. I guess its time to take the hit and sell it.
Least used but wouldn't sell them? My pleasingly good copy of the Sigma 12-24 is one, and another is my 24-105 which was replaced with the extraordinary 24-70 f/2.8II. Tonight I accidentally packed the 24-105 instead of the 24-70 for an event job, a function with about 80 guests. The 24-105 was actually really useful! The extra reach is great in events work. There are probably a few other white elephants lurking around the studio and storeroom. This thread is a good wake-up call to get the genuinely under-used items onto eBay or Gumtree....like my truly ancient but very powerful Metz 60 CT4.
I am in the same boat. I am bringing my 5d3, 24-70 2.8 II, 35mm 1.4, 600ex, 70-300L (only one day where I will need the reach. May bring the 16-35 also. I am going on a Disney cruise with a large group and then all the WDW parks. I know the 24-70 should cover most of that I still find myself researching the sony alpha a6000 with lenses, SL1 with my lenses, Canon G1x Mark ii, etc. I just think in the end if you don't bring your best for some of the more photogenic places you are going then where do you bring it that's new? Anyone else in this boat? If so what did you do?
Long time lurker, first time post!
Just for the record, I don't want to wait for Photokina because I'm going on a backpacking trip in two weeks so I was hoping to have it for that if I can manage!
I never used the neck straps or cables either. I figure it will help resale with it unused and I don't like neck straps anyway.
Given that Canon India's 'Big Splash' turned out to be a photo contest, can you blame us for going off-topic?
I think we are off topic because in reality, nobody knows what is going to happen at photokina, so why not have some fun on the trip....
.. I did not mean to refer to mrsfotografie as mediocre. I was referring to the trend I have been seeing and its normal adherents. I apologize for coming across that way.
For me, natural light vs. flash is about (a) how much effort and how many variables do I want to control, (b) how much gear I want to carry, and (c) how deliberate vs. spontaneous I want the shot to be. My answers to those three questions are (a) little effort / keep it simple, (b) less gear, and (c) usually spontaneous. So natural light shooting is what I strongly prefer.
For getting it right in-camera vs. cropping, that's a question of whether you enjoy working within the limitations of your gear (the guy who brings one lens and moves his feet) or if you see limitations as unacceptable constraints that will be eliminated with more lenses, more post-processing, etc. Crudely, and likely unfairly, I think the first group wants to puff up their chest and show how competent they are at thinking on their feet and netting difficult shots under tough constraints, and the second group giggles at that and either changes lenses or just crops the shot. One viewpoint is proud and determined and the other is pragmatic and efficient. Neither are right and neither are wrong.
e rear view mirror!When you look at the full picture and the cropped picture, the car in the full picture looks like it going faster
Cropping is not forbidden For you and for the sake of this discussion, I've now clipped the car on the left too (by cropping), giving even tighter framing and possibly a more 'balanced' shot. However now I'm missing the tension generated by the original framing, a little imperfection may be just a little more interesting.
FWIW this is a Formula One car, passing by at roughly 15 meters distance at some kind of ludicrous speed.
Panning the camera is a simple skill. All you have to do is move the camera for side to side.... Yet in the real world it is really hard to get right and takes lots and lots of practice to get right. My first impression of the Motorsport photos was that they are far more colorful than I thought, and my second impression was "this guy knows how to pan".
Personally, I am not into motor sports.... But having viewed those pictures I realize that it would be a great subject for photography, both from a technical and from an artistic viewpoint. Good job! You are looking at mediocre in the rear view mirror!
If a picture would look better with a crop, it should be cropped and going 'nope, not gonna' because *vague reasons* is weird and doesn't improve the picture.
Further, I think if you went to that person's website (www.mrsfotografie.nl), you'd see far from mediocre work on display.