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Lenses / Re: Focal Distance: furthest possible maintaining blurred BG
« on: November 25, 2012, 10:03:18 AM »
My guess would be the EF-800mm F/5.6
My too.
I use/d 85/1.4, 135/2, 200/2, 300/2.8 and the most blurred background I've got with longer FL.
FL does affect the isolation of the subject more than open [wide] aperture.
(Using the same framing of a human body / face.)

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 or 70-200??
« on: November 21, 2012, 10:40:48 AM »
I guess you're talking about the 24-70F2.8L2 and the 70-200ISF2.8L2. Both are really excellent lenses with full frame and are complementary. Since your 50L1.2 covers the middle of the 24-70 focal range, you should get the 70-200. It is the best compromise. Of course if you have the money, you should get both and still keep the 50L2 for very low light or shallow dof work.
+1

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Portrait / Re: Shooting a soccer portrait for a friend
« on: November 14, 2012, 06:29:56 AM »
I think it would help the image if the background was less distracting.  I like the pose and what you were going for though.
+1

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Lenses / Re: Best solution for organizing numerous lenshoods
« on: November 14, 2012, 06:27:37 AM »
I just leave them reverse mounted on each lens thy belong to, simple
+1

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Lenses / Re: do image stabilisers decrease image quality?
« on: November 07, 2012, 06:44:06 PM »
EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
Image Stabilization & a very sharp lens

300/400/500/600 II superteles.  Image Stabilization & even sharper.

What, no love for the 200/2IS? The sharpest of them all.
+1

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1d4 or 1d3 +lens
« on: November 05, 2012, 12:27:08 PM »
My ability to shoot sports with a 50D went up greatly when I got a 70-200 IS f/2.8. Put your saved money toward a better camera in a year or two and go for great glass. A 1D4 with your current glass will get you mediocre shots but at a great frame rate.
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Glass, AF or good MF, the reasonable ISO + correct exposure time make the image look great, not fps...
(Or 5d3 for better low light AF. I have 1d4 and FPS do not help much in 95% of sports, you need to catch the exact moment.)
Are we in agreement that better glass with a 50D will be better that a kit lens with a 1D4?  Or not?  My sports shots did get better when I paired my 50D with a 70-200 IS f/2.8 and improved a bit more when I went to a 7D.  Saving my $ for a 1Dx.  I'd like to get the shots in between the ones I get with the 7D as the frame rate goes from 8fps to 12fps.
We are in an agreement.
(Better glass improve the technical quality of an image the most. I listed some characteristics that influence an IQ the most.)
(I have set 9fps on my 1D4, because AF needs more time to follow the subject than it is available in the highest FPS, but generally fps do not help me in group indoor/outdoor sports or any athletics disciplines - only one moment is the best and it is needed to press the shutter release just before the moment. I've also used spray and pray :-) with new camera, but now one shot at the best time is better technique for me...)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1d4 or 1d3 +lens
« on: November 04, 2012, 10:21:49 AM »
My ability to shoot sports with a 50D went up greatly when I got a 70-200 IS f/2.8. Put your saved money toward a better camera in a year or two and go for great glass. A 1D4 with your current glass will get you mediocre shots but at a great frame rate.
+1
Glass, AF or good MF, the reasonable ISO + correct exposure time make the image look great, not fps...
(Or 5d3 for better low light AF. I have 1d4 and FPS do not help much in 95% of sports, you need to catch the exact moment.)

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Lenses / Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« on: October 23, 2012, 03:58:59 PM »
I own all 3 mentioned lenses.
100 - using it only for macro shots, sharp at F4
135 - sharp at F2.8 (a bit slower AF, prone to yellow cast if sun light is in / near the frame), the best bokeh (the most blurred [pleasing] background); I do not use 100 or 70-200 for IS (monopod does the same service).
70-200 II - sharp at F3.5 (fastest AF, zoom is sometimes necessary)
(I use 200, 135, 85 primes in any low light situations [including gym sports].)

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I've shot Elinchrom's at 1/8000s with the Phottix Odin. ND is the way to go though...
Which Elinchrom line (models) are able to HSS with Odin?
(I'm looking for some mobile / outdoor solution and 1/8000 looks great...)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Full Frame Sharper Than Crop?
« on: October 19, 2012, 03:23:12 PM »
I think that the main difference is in in/correct focus, DoF and overal chip technology used and of course the mpx density in 100% magnification, which reveal all details of used glass.
If I've changed, in the first link comparison of 50/1.4, the camera from 60d to 1dsII, center still looks much softer than real life photo...

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Lenses / Re: Which Prime: 50L or 35L?
« on: October 12, 2012, 11:51:58 AM »
50L.  It's dreamy bokeh is legendary.

Same for the 135 f/2L. :)
The same on 200/2 + sharpest wide open ;-)

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Lenses / Re: What lens should I use at my first Fashion Show?
« on: October 11, 2012, 12:20:21 PM »
I think the picture was taken from the second floor - where the technical people will be at, so I won't be there.
Yeah- all those white seats are for the vips, but where would you pick a good location.
I would try to get to that technical zone - sometimes it is possible and use 200/2 or 300/2.8 depending on distance.
In general the best place is several meters in the front of the end of the runway and enough high to minimize impact of the first line of vip heads. Sometimes it is possible to get chair or table to stand on it.
But I think that in the front of the runway will be some reserved space for photographers and videographers. It is hard to tell if there is another good place...

Sometimes it is interesting to shoot the return path with strong back light, but not the whole show for sure and there is no chance to get posing photo, which I like the most, thus I always try to get to the front of the runway...

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Lenses / Re: What lens should I use at my first Fashion Show?
« on: October 11, 2012, 08:56:49 AM »
Video:
Good news: No shadows in the eyes, floor of light & single / unobtrusive color, single color lights
Bad news: At least 1EV difference on the runway end between top and bottom of the models.
I'm not able to figure out the absolute amount of the light, but looks like ISO 1250-1600, F 3.2, 1/320-1/500s [in my eyes] not good for prints, unless you use 1dx :-)

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