« on: June 10, 2013, 11:20:01 PM »
Buy it if you're planning to give it to me for my birthday.
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You can't really shoot the world at 4.5-5.6... Maybe during the day.
This is why I'll stick with my 11-16 f2.8.
That said: the 10-22, Sigmas 8-16 & 10-20 and 12-24 all have medium and variable apertures (I know there is the f3.5 version of the 10-20, but anyway..) so Canon are really no worse off than the competition, in price or spec.
I bought my 6D with the 24-70 kit lens in Feb. here in Canada and I don't regret it. The macro is so quick and easy to use and is great for a holiday person who likes to get shots of small things and I love the lens. F4 is fine with the high ISO of the 6D. The macro mode is a gimmick just like WiFi.
I have a DSLR for about 5 years, and have never bought a macro lens, because it doesn't interest me. I do like having more focal length on my kit lens.
This maybe a stupid question, but anyway..
Do these EF-M lenses work on Canon's other APS-C cameras such as 600D and 7D?
Three lenses? Yeah, I'd freak out, and quit shooting...otherwise, for video and stills, 17 TS-E, Zeiss 50/2 Makro-Planar, Zeiss 135/2 APO Sonnar...and a 1Dx Body.
If the 7d2 focusing is not at par with 5d3 I will switch brands.
I do not want to switch.
If the 500D is anything like the 550D then you can take really good pictures with it - including cityscapes. I imagine it won't be so good at high ISOs but as people have mentioned a tripod is what you need not a new camera. Also shoot in RAW and get a nice long exposure with a fair amount of detail using a smaller aperture like f/8. You can then dial down the exposure and brightness in post or dodge and burn to bring out more detail where you need it. I find lightroom's adjustment brush to be quite useful for a quick fix but for more detailed work move over to photoshop and use layer masks to adjust specific areas.
Getting the color balance right in camera for night scenes can save a lot of headache - Personally I like to shoot near the tungsten side of the white balance scale for night/blue
When I first started I never could figure out why my night landscapes looked crappy. Mostly because the camera was choosing white balance, focus point and aperture for me in P mode. Shoot in manual mode, using live view to focus manually. Use mirror lock up and a remote release. helps to shoot on a calm day, with little wind.
A speedlight might help illuminate some of the foreground if nothing else. Just make sure you gel it to match the white balance setting.
is there a site or books that teach how to shoot in manual
how do you know what wb setting to use
A pretty sizable group has developed for people who don't like the new "layout."
Not a smart move on flickr's part (and of course "there are no pros anymore) ... the preferred way in the industry when changing anything is to add an "old layout" option, and then quietly take it away again once the media coverage has ended :->
The color rendition from this lens is just so good to look at.
How good is this lens at portraits? Moarrrr please, like angox's.