« on: April 02, 2013, 08:59:52 AM »
Focus aids for video, ... plleeeaaase
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from a fashion show i shot recently --- both with the 85mm 1.8...one on cam flash, one off camera with shoot through umbrella
I like your lighting and what what you do with the 85 1.8. Are those hot pixels, though, to the top right of the models' heads?
How about a new 400 5.6L IS ?
smaller, lighter, sharper !
That would be very welcome, but a hard decision. One of the great things about the 100-400L is that you get a 400mm lens that collapses down to the size of a 70-200/2.8. The 400/5.6 is more of a challenge to pack/transport.
By now you'd think I'd remember who it is who regularly makes the point...neuro, maybe?...but, anyway, the 24-105 on full frame is better in every single specification than any f/2.8 standard zoom on APS-C. It's wider and longer, for starters, and you can get a shallower depth of field with it, and you even get less noise with the same exposure (meaning a higher ISO to compensate for the "loss" of a stop) to boot.
If you like your f/2.8 standard zoom on APS-C, you'll love the 24-105 on 135 format.
I'm not big on standard zooms, myself...but I keep thinking from time to time that maybe one of the alternatives might be worth considering, and very quickly come right back to concluding that the 24-105 is the best for me. The Tamron has IS, sure, and an extra stop, but it doesn't have 70-105. And the Canon 24-70 II doesn't have IS or the extra range, even if its image quality is better...and it's stupidly expensive. The 24-105 isn't at all a slouch in the IQ department; quite the contrary -- it's better than the original 24-70, just not as fast.
In short, it's the most versatile standard zoom there is, with great image quality. Each of the others beats it in one metric, sure, but it beats them in two or three other metrics.
Which is why it'll remain my standard zoom for the foreseeable future. Like, say...until Canon releases the TS-E 12-1200 f/1.0L DO AF for $999.
I know i am kinda late to the party but I keep trying to buy a 7D but keep stopping myself...The current 7D just doesn't out do my 1D Mark III so i guess i can't justify the regular 7D until I have gotten an upgrade. Why why why does this have to come out in the fall. I'd buy it right now like i bought the 5DM3 last March. Oh God I'd be so happy if they released it 2 weeks from now. Heres to unrealistic hope.
Besides the RSA in macro mode at 70 mm, what else is work this lens? Nothing. I seldom use macro mode on many of my lenses, so this is a none issue for me.
I would like to have seen a comparison between the 24-70 F2.8II, 24-105 and this lens for IQ in non-macro situations.