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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: A really naive person
« on: November 17, 2013, 03:48:20 AM »
Thanks for all the advice, it helps a lot....  At the moment sound is not a priority as I am mainly shooting B-roll, but I would like to get ahead, so all your advice has been great, thanks!

I'll let you know how it all goes! :)

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: A really naive person
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:27:56 AM »
Whenever you use external microphone , headset must use to monitor and listen to the sound it is distorted , noisy , or plug failing. Beware of cheap LED because they light at an angle of 30 degrees , which is very close. If the interviewee move , you need to adjust the direction of the light. Oth problem with cheap LED is the "color rendering index" IRC is pretty poor, mostly missing the wavelength red, and green has in excess. It is very easy to recognize an LED bad : He has hundreds of units , only illuminates in a closed angle and has greenish or bluish . Each LED has a bad individual power of only 0.1 watt. The LED iluminadore good low volume use as each LED unit has up to 5 watts (50 times stronger), then do not use hundreds , only 9 or 12 units, which are good "short" like a drop which rests on a smooth surface, and they use 12 volt battery. See this site , and can find something similar in your country.

Thanks! :)

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: A really naive person
« on: November 14, 2013, 02:16:17 AM »
First, congrats on the gig!


Thanks! It kind of fell in my lap....  not sure i am deserving, but hey....  It is all moving very quickly. I have already set up the next shoot they want, nothing big, B-roll kind of things. I'm not too keen on any large investments yet, and am working on loaning gear off of friends of friends! Luckily i have a lot of contacts.

I'm throwing myself in at the deep end...  lets see how well i swim eh! :)
It was a good point re- editing...  I think i am going to play around with that a bit as it might give me a better understanding of what you can do with straight-from-camera footage.

I'll let you know how i get on and if i have any other pointed questions! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS SL1 in White Coming Soon
« on: November 14, 2013, 01:53:12 AM »
So sad Canon no release new pancake lens at 20mm~30mm for this camera...


I can't believe that the same thing in a different colour warrants a press release?!?!?!  :?

EOS Bodies - For Video / A really naive person
« on: November 14, 2013, 12:46:59 AM »
 Hi all,

I am an amateur/part time photographer living in Bangalore (it is not my day job). Last night a friend of mine who lives in Delhi who is a documentary film maker asked a favour of me; to film a short interview with a guy near by. It was a situation where this was the only time and place it could happen. Despite having had my 5D MKIII for nearly a year now, I had not shot more than 1 minute of footage before, but since I was his only/last hope, I went out to shoot. It went OK... I had no sound recording equipment, so as you might guess that was not great, but I muddled through everything, and much to my surprise he and his company liked what I came up with (sent them the files the same night). This morning they asked me if I would like to do some more shooting for them... I realise that this is a great opportunity, and I might as well give it a shot. However I am woefully naive about this kind of work... photography fine, but videography is not something I have any experience with.

I'm not even sure I am asking this in the right thread, but has anyone got any advice for me??? Some kind of sound recording shenanigans would be useful, any recommendations (a good price:quality ratio, nothing pro, but good value and simple)? Camera setting suggestions would also be useful... any useful on-line tutorials too! :) Sorry I really am in the dark here, and instead of fumbling around, I was hoping you guys in the know might be able to push me in the right direction! :)

Equipment wise I have the following:
100D (18-55mm STM)
24mm f/1.4L II
24-105mm f/4L IS
40mm STM f/2.8
50mm f/1.8
70-200 f/2.8L IS II
2x Tripods

Well, that is all I can think of right now... ANY advice would be appreciated! :)



Lenses / Re: Same ole, same ole' Filters vs no filters...
« on: November 12, 2013, 01:29:43 AM »
My 2p worth....

I generally have a filter on my lenses, especially my wide angle where i get nice and close to action. I was once shooting near a road and a small stone flicked up from a passing car and hit my lens square on the front...  It made a rather horrid noise, and cracked my filter! Would it have cracked my lens as easily? Probably not, but i was damn relieved i had it on and didn't have to find out!

So now i use them when I am not in ideal conditions (which living in india is pretty much 100% of the time)...  I don't have one on my 70-200 though as i generally use the monster of the lens hood for protection...  :)

If you want to use one, buy a good one.... :) Also remember some lenses (eg 24-105) need the filter to complete the weather sealing... 

I have also had times of animals licking my lenses (a cow in particular surprised me once)...  instead of having to take the time right there and then to clean the lens to continue shooting, i could just take the filter off and carry on (taking an extra step back mind)! :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma Sports Line Updates Next? [CR1]
« on: October 30, 2013, 04:31:44 AM »
300mm f/2.8 OS would be very interesting ONLY if it performed well with a TC like the Canon version (II) and not like the 120-300 f/2.8 OS....

On any rate it all depends on price:performance ratio....  More options is always good! :)

Lenses / Beach kit
« on: October 29, 2013, 10:48:15 AM »
Heading to Goa for a week on friday.... What do you guys recommend for the beach?

I'm taking on the trip:
5d mkiii
40 STM
24 1.4
70-200 2.8
2x tc III
Small travel tripod

For days on the beach i was thinking of taking the 450D and 40 STM...  what do you guys think?


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« on: October 25, 2013, 10:56:36 AM »
Am I going to buy this lens....  most probably not... I have a 24-105 already, and am looking at the prime route!

But do i like it...  definitely...  even if it is just Sigma putting pressure on Canon (who are not doing as well as they would like). More lenses Canon, and for less please! :)

First, if I didn't know anything about cameras, why would I want a DSLR?

To learn! :) She likes taking pictures on her P&S and wants to make the jump to DLSR....  obviously she knows very little about them.

To all : Thanks for the input, i think i will get her a new xxxD and then let her choose her own way! :)

hi all,

My sister wants a DSLR (for a long time) and as a good brother i am going to surprise her with it for xmas (karma and all that). So I got a thinking....  If i were to start a fresh again, what would i do, knowing what i know now. I would pick up a used 5D (I)...  But I know my sister won't take to kindly to being given an ebay camera for xmas, nor will she appreciate the advantage it would have given her....  So, do I get her a 600/650d kit new, or a second hand 5D? Do i force my opinion upon her, or do i let her play with her xxxD and choose her own path? If you knew nothing about cameras, how would you feel getting a used present?

Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II
« on: October 20, 2013, 04:25:02 AM »
urrrrgghhhh, this is not helping me NOT buying this lens....  :D great shots and advice....

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« on: October 17, 2013, 01:13:18 AM »
I am extremely tempted by it, though it is definitely not on the cards (unfortunately).  More glass is required, and I agree with what is said above regarding using smaller lenses on it.

Maybe in a few iterations, when there is more glass. But damn...  it looks soooo good....  Come on canon...  get your head out of your arse and produce something beautiful and functional for us...  otherwise Sony are going to be the new leader (if they carry on the way they are going that is).

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 58/1.4 - $1,700!!!
« on: October 17, 2013, 01:08:06 AM »
In an attempt to get back on track....

58mm????  A bit of an odd focal length no? Do you think they use 58mm as it means mechanically/physically it is easier to have better IQ? Or is there some historic significance I am unaware of?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: "Downgrading" for a very specific reason
« on: October 16, 2013, 12:07:07 PM »
All of these are very good points and interesting arguments....

I think if i were to start photography again, i would not go down the same path i did, but would buy an older second hand camera and a good lens. This thread is an argument for doing just that! To all the "what should i buy" guys out there...  pick up a used 5D I, and a 50mm instead of the newest XXXD kit...

I've been saying this exact thing to everyone who asks me what camera is best to start seriously into photography. You can grow with a 5Dc, study with it and eventually make money with it. It still makes good files in all its ISO ranges in my tastes.

If anyone on this thread would like to contribute photos to the 5Dc thread under the camera bodies section, it would be nice to see more photos from it.

You have indeed! I knew someone has been, but i could not remember who, and was too lazy to search! :)

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