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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D Next to Be Announced
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:33:34 PM »
Well... This rumor does imply "utilize" so I'm hoping for the chance it's nowhere near the same as an SL1 sensor... But hopefully that also means they're focusing harder on upgrading the AF, something we've been waiting for too long.

On the EOS 6D right now, there is no fast/easy way to change/set the White Balance. Even my old 30D camera has a WB button where you press it, then rotate the main dial to change the WB presets.

On the 6D right now, you can customize the SET button to change IMAGE QUALITY, PICTURE STYLE, MENU, ISO (hold the set button and rotate the main dial), FLASH COMPENSATION.

I wish Canon could include White Balance as one of the options. There are already a button for ISO and MENU, yet they're included in the option. I bet everyone who is using the 6D miss the WB button. That's the first one I notice when using the 6D.

+1 All it should take is a firmware update to make WB changes faster. Other than that and better outer points I understand why they had to place the 6D where it is in terms of price and features

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« on: June 25, 2013, 03:51:46 AM »
I'm more concerned with color reproduction, CA, distortion, bokeh quality, and AF performance in low light (where it's supposed to excel anyway) A bump in sharpness and resolution wouldn't be too shabby but I wouldn't make sharpness a top priority as the old version of the lens is already quite sharp. I didn't buy the Sigma even if it has great reviews, because of the orange cast, and strong velvets. I much prefer the dominant reds from Canon L lenses. Add 9 rounded blades in the new version, somewhat faster and more accurate shots wide open, updated resolution and micro-contrast, and I'll buy.

Lenses / Re: EF 100mm f2,8 L IS Macro... is IS worth it?
« on: June 22, 2013, 03:06:30 PM »
If you try to take pictures of insects or butterflies in flight you will really appreciate the IS.

In flight insects??  IS won't help you with moving objects - so what if you can shoot @ 1/30? - image of live insect will be useless.  Even flowers move in the wind, so again IS won't help. The L uses larger filters and needs an expensive adapter to mount the MR or MT flashes.  If your primarily interested in macro, save your money and get a good flash and learn how to use it for handheld shots. If not, the IS may be of value. I've had the USM version almost from introduction and I've always been very pleased with the results and never wished it had IS, but I use it almost exclusively for macro [1:3 - 1:1 and beyond with tubes]. I have other lenses [w/ IS] for other shooting situations.

Yes, but, IS does help a little with the movement you're required to make when tracking a subject :) if you have to pan or tilt closer to the minimum required shutter speeds to freeze subject movement IS still might save you that perfect shot at angles that are more difficult to achieve with a tripod, let alone an angle that you can set up quickly.

The filter on the pancake makes it look huge!  :o imagine if it had a hood too... :)

If it was me starting over again I'd sell the 5D II and get a 5D mark III kit. If it's you I'd just add the lenses within budget to cover the focal lengths, primes should be okay since most of your uses are controlled situations.

Just this morning I was shooting video outside with the 60D. Generally speaking, 1/50 is the shutter speed you need to stick with which only leaves ISO and aperture that can be adjusted. Since even at ISO 100 your f/stop is going to be really high that means the only way to get down as low as you want is with ND filters. In a nutshell they are like putting sunglasses on a lens.

So the settings I used were:

1/50 shutter
ISO 160 (I only use multiples of 160, or "native ISOs", but that is a different topic)
ND .9 filter

Like I said, to get down to f/1.8 in broad daylight without drastically increasing the shutter speed is going to take a crap ton of ND.

+1 stacking filters can get a bit pricy and might lose a bit of image quality too. If you really want good background blur I'd highly suggest a longer focal length.... There's plenty out there for cheap but for better IQ and background blur for a budget there's the 200mm f/2.8L or 70-200 F/4L with an ND filter might get the look you want and they're some of the lowest priced L lenses.

Hi Omar, get yourself one of these, there are a few Brands around it doesn't need to be this Brand, B+W make them as do others, I use this one on my 24-70 to control light/movement.

Lee Filters also make something similar but in a Rectangular design that fits into a Filter Holder, but for Video the Circular ND Filter will work better, I think, I'm not much into Video.

Wow, look at that price, haha. But yeah, ND is the only way you'll be able to get wider open on the aperture. I do understand that the shutter speed needs to be at 1/50th sec for 24p ;) You probably won't get the aperture to 1.8 though outside in broad daylight. I'd use it on a different time of day where the sun is at an angle for better control.

Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 05, 2013, 10:48:33 AM »
Got mine today!

And even though I haven't even done any afma yet, except a ballpark of +5 at 70mm, this lens changes everything. Holy mother!

I haven't seen sharpness, color and contrast AND blistering AF like this since I owned the 300 f2.8 IS. Simply mindblowing. And to say it's as sharp as the 24 L II is a big understatement for the three copies I have owned of that lens, it's WAY better. Superb build. Weight and balance on the 1d X is perfect, a bit tight zoom-ring, but that's just because it's spanking new I guess.

And I got a great deal with special offer and cashback so price isn't a negative anymore. I might miss the deep hood of the mk1 which was great for keep rain off the front element, but hey.

Oh, and it came with the pinch-cap, which I still frikkin hate, I'm buying an old one for it.

Haha, why do you hate the pinch cap? I personally like it so far, makes it faster to pull the cap out, put it away, and start shooting.

EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 03, 2013, 11:23:28 AM »
If it's smaller, lighter, and has similar IQ to the EF-S 10-22 I actually wouldn't mind... That would also mean having a super portable UWA setup in tight spaces much more possible, for example... video on a jib moving in tight spaces between objects, or those shots when people open up a box or bag and the angle is coming from the inside. ;) When you do photo or video work in tightly spaced venues it makes a lot of sense. It opens up a lot of creative possibilities, and is generally more flexible in terms of practical features compared to let's say... a gopro. The portability is already awesome for backup (with adapter) and vacation use. It also means you can carry lighter tripods and etc. Eliminating the need for the adapter in different ranges makes it even lighter and smaller.

I can see this as a big advantage for night sports, night street, astro, or even night nature photography actually if the AF can keep up... But everything else... not so much. Might make f/4 lenses more appealing to save money if the amount of background blur isn't that important. I actually wish they made more powerful speedlites to battle off unwanted ambient light like at this one venue I shoot at with harsh yellow spotlights ;) Or how about new sensors that improve lower ISO performance?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice needed: performance of 6D
« on: May 30, 2013, 08:43:49 AM »
If your son wasn't happy with a 60D he'll be even less happier shooting a 6D for action. Not saying the 6D can't do it but the 60D should be able to do it better. 6D just doesnt seem to fit his style of shooting. Perhaps give the 7D another try, or even a used 1D mark III where buffer clearance and fps will favor his style better :) The 6D is an awesome camera, but it's not for everyone.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D vs. 600D with good lenses?
« on: May 26, 2013, 11:17:38 PM »
More flexibility in low light performance and range both wide and tele with option #1. On the 600d you would have had to find a lens that is 15-65mm to match the same focal length of 24-105mm on 6D. DOF of f/4 on 6D is also compared to f/2.5 on 600D. The boost in ISO performance and overall look of the images is also better with full frame, but I wouldn't spend that kind of money for street shots if I could barely afford it, you should make the bigger purchases if you know your finances can take the hit or if it will be an investment that pays for itself short term. But of course, in the end, you still buy what you want because it's your money. ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« on: May 26, 2013, 02:18:35 PM »
Am I the only who's hoping for an ultra sensitive center point similar to the 6D AND all cross type outer points? ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Coming in July? [CR2]
« on: May 21, 2013, 10:25:11 PM »
Some people in this thread are already coming to solid conclusions about the 70D, making remarks about it's use for soccer moms, etc. I understand making guesses based on Canon's track record for releases, but still. How are you so sure the 70D will be so much like the 60D? Wasn't the 60D a radical change from it's predecessor? My nephew plays soccer but I've actually never seen a soccer mom with a 60D, 9/10 it's a rebel and then I did see one with a Nikon D3000. The use of the term soccer mom is kinda overblown in this forum. I mean, what if we saw a soccer mom with a 1DX? I guess that makes the 1DX a soccer mom camera too. I personally would rather make fun of the old tourist folk and their odd setups like this one guy I met who had a 70-300 on his film body...for a vacation camera. Whatever makes people happy I guess. O.o

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