« on: December 12, 2012, 09:50:59 AM »
Just to get that "PRO" look? Anyway, I've seen some scratches. Are you sure you didn't accidentally tow this with your car? Just kidding.
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I'm not a big fan of flash photography.
Personally, I'm a big fan of flash photography, but in a way you cannot or can only barely see there was artificial light involved - and to let the background meld with the lit object high iso capability is important as well.
Here is my "super-skill" of PP when I need an object stands out under low light J.K
Most of my photos are just family moments - kids running around the house and family vacation etc... nothing special.
I did have a chance to play with the studio lighting few months back. Yes....it's very nice to have proper lighting when we serious about photography.
For now, I like FF plus my fav 24-70 + 70-200. I'm thinking about 50L this x-mas, since I have over $500 cash value with Crutchfiled.
Marsu42 will you please just buy a full frame camera before you drive us all insane
The lack of 1Ds models stands out. Another indicator that photojournalists are required to double up as videographers, too.
If identically framed for both 100mm lenses, then yes the DoF doesn't change. But comparing the 100mm macro with the 135mm at the same framing[
/b], DoF should be less with the 100mm macro.
Thanks for the input. i like the idea of the 24-105, but on a crop it is no longer so wide. the 5dc is an option that i havnt thought of in a while... and getting rid of the 5d2 would be so hard.. its been my best friend
oh yeah, i forgot i have the 50 1.8, didnt even think of it since its not used too often and wouldnt be worth it to sell. its great for normal, i guess my problem is, i want wide, and tele..
I'd keep the 5DII, sell both lenses and the 580, get a used 24-105L, a used 430 flash, and a used 50/1.8 II. I think that could net you $1500 and leave you with a very good kit for landscapes and portraits.
As regards 'normal', if you mean what the human eye sees (in terms of focal length) w/out moving then normal is about 43mm to 44mm (on a 35mm FF sensor DSLR), so the 40mm Pancake is optimal, plus the 6D can fully use this STM lens (check out website below) and it will be an extremely lightweight combo (and cheaper than the nifty-fifty 1.4 so better 'value')
Well...I got my 6D...and the Wi-Fi was DOA. The rest of the camera worked well. I did a shoot with it this weekend before I sent it in for repair. I have to say, the High-ISO performance is phenomenal. ISO 1600 looks like 100 on my 7D.
So far so good with mine. The first chance I had to play around with it was indoors at night at home. High-ISO performance is amazing! Being an early adopter of the 6D, its more than possible there will be issues. I can accept that with a new camera. I live 20 minutes from their repair facility.
BTW- I believe that a person like me is a likely target market for this type of camera. This is my first full frame. In fact, I skipped crop sensor DSLRs all together after owning a bullet proof AE-1 Program and having access to a couple of T-90's from the film days. when film died a sudden and violent death, money went into point and shoot digital cameras and camcorders with the kids.
So I am going from an S100 to this. I would outgrow a T4i in a month, The 60D and 7D crops are going to be who knows what next year, and the 5Dmkiii is too much camera for me.
Good entry level full frame DSLR. If I grow out of this, maybe the 5D mark 4 or something.
For me the issue with 6D was IQ. The AF was good as was the ISO. I sent mine back and got a 5D3.
Either you got that mixed up - or what factor in the iq are you talking about - sharpness, metapixies, ...?
3. 6D is a bit smaller than 7D in my hand. It doesn't have the solid feel like 5D II, III, 7D etc...I feel like FF sensor in Rebel chassis.
It's small yes, but it's hardly a Rebel chassis. The Rebel is all plastic, and not very good plastic at that. It's somewhere between the 60D and 5D3/7D in build quality. I'm quite sure it'll take more abuse than a Rebel or 60D, if not as much as a 5D3/7D.
+1. And being small and light isn't always a bad thing. It's entirely dependent on the user preference. 6D being small and light has its merits. Just asked those photogs that are tasked to carry their camera from morning till night. Even a slight weight difference feels like heaven. I had a lot of times where I shoot at least 3-4 hours straight (with 2 ultra-light lens, 28mm and 55-250 + external flash). Although I find the IQ of a gripped 500D sometimes lacking, it's heaven compared to an un-gripped 5D2 that I was able to carry and shoot once for 3 hours (wedding + reception) (with a 24-70mm lens + flash).
-1 Rebel, xD and 5D,.....to me the weight of these cameras are not much different - in ounces? The lenses...yes. To have a snug fit camera in the hands is HUGE bonus.
Have you ever mount 70-200 on rebel Vs 7D or 5D?
There's no rule that says a person can't have the best or whatever they can afford, but we always don't like to hear the advice so nothing is asked.
Part of the problem is that many people assume that best == most expensive, rather than best == ideal solution that meets a need.
For example, for someone wanting a P&S experience but with better IQ, something more like a Nikon1 or u4/3 camera probably would probably be better than a 1DX with full set of f2.8 zooms...
i have the 100mm2.8 macro and i would only use it for portraits if i didn't have another lens with me. the macro lens shows you such a narrow depth of field in your view finder that it makes it hard to focus handheld. at least for me. i've probably shot 2000-2500 frames with it. i'd say about 10 of those were handheld. that lens and a tripod make for some sharp pictures.
Why would the macro have a shallower DoF? For equivalent FoV at the widest aperture the macro should have greater DoF than the 135. Or is there something different about macro lenses? Some clarification is appreciated.
Staying away from the 135mm vs 100mm DOF conversation, and equivalent FOV, just because it is a Macro lens doesn't change the DOF you get from a 100mm non Macro lens to a 100mm Macro lens.
@bobbysamat do you have the Non L version of the 100mm which does not have IS? What makes the 100mm f/2.8 L IS great is the fact it does have hybrid IS and can be hand held.