A Quick heron shot.
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At the moment I've got a 60d and an mark5dIII.
I've got two Lexar professional 16GB 400x speed SD cards and with the mark5dIII (bought today) I bought a sandisk 16GB 400x speed. At home I thought, why did I buy a card with the mark 5dIII?
Will two cards be enough?
do. not. want.
i could give a rip about the "megapixels war"
i shoot sports/action as well as night/long-exposure/highISO environments - the 1DX is *fast* and has awesome high ISO performance (given to it by, i'm told, the LOWER pixel count and thus "larger" individual pixel size)
so.. my initial reaction to a high megapixel sensor in the next pro body: probably not my cup of tea
I like the name 7D. It's so cheerful and full of vigor.
I hear that it will be named the Mephitidae Mephitis and that the only new feature will be a mode dial that goes all the way around
you have a nice set of ff lenses that will work very different in practice on a ff camera, are you happy with the lenses you have and how they work for you on the rebel? are you using the 200 a lot or the 100 more? the 35 is going to look a lot wider on the 6d. anyway as i said you have a nice set of fast lenses so i would base my decision on how you like to use them and then go with the format that fits that usage the best
Good advice. My current lenses are pretty perfect at 1.6x. I imagine there'd be a slight adjustment otherwise, with the crop factor most noticed with outdoor sports. The 35 is most everything other than sports with the 100 perfect for most volleyball photography and the 200 perfect for through the net from the other side. I think I have an idea what my ideal camera would be if Canon would be so kind as to allow me to design it, but maybe someone'll beat me to it sometime in 2014. I don't feel the need to shoot overly wide since, even in landscapes, I tend to frame into the most interesting part of the scene and the thought of getting a 300 2.8 to replace the 200 seems daunting. And the rented 100-400 couldn't have been better for the big Alaskan trip.
If you'd like to see, here's my "best of" shots all of which from the T1i except for the 3 from Israel -
I owned a 400/5.6L for a number of year and used it on both 400D and 40D bodies, I sold it only when I moved to a 300/2.8L and to some extent regret doing so. The lens was light weight, very sharp and very fast focusing, certainly better than any 100-400 that I've borrowed (although the IS on that lens is a bonus). I could handhold it down to around 1/250th fairly successfully.
Few sample images
Anyone have an idea how stringent Canon is about signing up for CPS? I have a 24-105L that got a small bit of sand in the focus ring while shooting on a windy day at the beach, so I wouldn't mind paying the hundred bucks and have it and my 60D cleaned...full disclosure I am not a pro...I've been paid to do the odd band shoot here and there, but nothing remotely serious.
What have you seen for idiotic accessories or for items that were just not thought out....
I saw a car window mount tripod head..... You roll down the window, slip it over the edge of the glass, and mount your camera or spotting scope to it. This one was marketed as XXXXXX window mount, real tree camouflage. Why would you need camouflage? With a couple of square inches of camouflage the critters will not be able to see you? That somehow they will miss the car, the big white lens, and the person behind it, but it is the tiny mount that matters?
Sort of like camouflage flashlights
I believe it is intended to mount on the window of a deer blind while hunting. I actually have a black Bass Pro version. Only used it once. Most of the deer blinds I am in have a window seal that is two wide. I know that it shows it attached to a car window but that is ridiculous.
When I first started I bought a very cheep $19.95 Dynex tripod. Being low on funds and insisting on owning a tripod it was my only option at the time.
First thing the plastic tripod head popped right out of the aluminum center column. I had to DIY fix it. The plastic head had a small hole in the bottom of the tripod head. I shoved a peace of an old broken fishing rod in the hold and taped up ring sections to add reinforcement and epoxied the tripod head back on the shaft.
I would not trust the tripod with a 5d but it is fine will a rebel or other small camera and small lens. I even used it for a while with my 60d. (That was a little scary at times. I finally bough a real tripod but I sometimes use it to hold my NEX or an external flash.
Sense I am using every excuse to test my 6D this week I include pictures.
Someone once said (may have been my Father), when you have a great idea, wait awhile, it generally goes away.
The attached is one of the most useless pieces of equipment I've ever had a good idea about.
I think in these Images the "joints" must have been super glued.
More great shots. I always wish I had a 400mm f2.8LIS for shooting fashion week, my 70-200mm f2.8L does OK, but with a lens like this.....would be heaven.
I take about 78,000 pictures every year with my T3i. I read that entry-level DSLRs can take about 150,000 pictures. I have had mine for about two years. So, it may have taken over 150,000 pictures. Should I sell it and get a new one now?