I was planning to shoot with a 100mm f/2.8 IS on a 5D2 and 24-70 f/2.8 on a 7D or 1D3. It's not my usual cup of tea but I agreed to take publicity shots for a college dance company. I won't be shooting with flash during dances so any tips ahead of time would be welcome.
This is a 1Gen prototype for checking mechanical fit and function. I will be testing a 2Gen prototype with a Lee Big Stopper ND filter. The 2G prototype will be black. The production model will be optimized for bulk and shortened as much as possible to avoid vignetting
I have been on the lookout for a great deal on a used Canon 1D Mark IV with low actuations. My idea of low is less than 100K out of the 300k estimated life. I am seeing ads and auctions for bodies with less than 10K and some below 2500!!!! Is it believeable that someone would spend upwards of $6000 and shoot only 2000 images? I can squeeze that many off in one game. I suppose they may have been videographers but would video use entail the same wear and tear as tens of thousands of shutter actuations?
Now that the 1Dx is on the refurb list for mid $5000, I may abandon my search for a $3000 1D4 and get a 1 year warranty.
I had both of these lenses on my glass upgrade list and now that I got a deal on a Canon refurb 16-35, is there any greatly added utility to having a 14 along with my newly acquired 16-35? Would I use both?
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I found what looked like a great Amazon Warehouse deal on an Induro CT-114 Tripod and an Induro PHQ1 5 way head for under $500 for both. Did I do alright? $678 is the normal on-line price. Induro seems to be a rather good manufacturer.
Short of test driving all of them, is there a guideline regarding choice of focal lengths for TS lenses. What are the typical needs met by 17mm, 24mm, 45mm, and 90mm TS lenses? Does it differ is a FF, APS-H, or APS-C body is used? I just shot the 17mm and it seems to be better suited for large subjects and shooting from lower elevations. I will shoot the 24mm next.
I've been saving my $ for a 1Dx and my phone is dying. I'm getting a new iPhone5 which will set my 1Dx fund back a little but that little gadget allows me to take decent images when I am not carrying my 1D3 or 5D2. I can carry the iPhone5 everywhere, anywhere, and anyytime. Now, what can I use to mate my L glass to my new iPhone5?