how about, you need a carbon fiber tripod which cost hundreds of dollars... and the 20 dollar one I have that works perfectly fine is crud.
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I know that is the reflection coming off the mat, but I still want to fix that. I'd rather the people be in correct white balance than the doors even if it doesn't reflect reality.
what is nice about shooting indoors is you can adjust your settings once and not have to worry about cloud coverage completely changing your changing your shutter speed and white balance.
I presume you are shooting in raw ands using light room.
The problem with the reflection is that it is not a WB issue, it is a selective colour cast issue and is not fixable without a selection. The point of taking the WB off the doors, it is just normalising the overall colour, including the tops of the fighters.
But anyway, for individual images the quick select tool makes a short enough job of basic tasks like this, but I'd hate to have to do an entire event!
look at a canon ex90 it will master control your other flash
give full ettl and hss is cheap and does have enough power to give that extra fill you are chasing
they are also tiny weight next to nothing and take up little space in the bag
I used the 100L for sports as well, tracking football players at all distances... and the lens is a champ when it comes to ai servo. I had significantly more keepers than not. I've since sold it... but indoor and our... works like a champ.It's not I think 100L is not capable to do that, but it's not aimed to do that. IQ from 70-200F2.8IS m2 I love significantly more for this (again, except portraits and macros).
As I can see all 85mm primes are mostly equal in image quality.You are using 100L for action shots? Really?
I don't realy need AF. For action shots I have 100L and 70-200/4LIS. I am using 5D3.
I am considering Samyang, Sigma and Canon f/1.8. Canon f/1.2 and zeiss are out of price range.
I will be using it mostly 1.4-2.0 for shots from distance in dark conditions and low light video.
So my primary conserns are resolution (so I can crop image, if I only could afford 200 f/2) and manual operation.
As I can assume Samyang have better focusing ring? Are Sigma and Canon f/1.8 good for manual operation?
I mean, 100L is a great lens and I have one, but it has nothing to do with actions: micro-contrast and sharpness it has makes it good only for close-ups and macros.
Samyang... I haven't heard about any good product from them (regardless the fact they place red rings on their lenses)... are you?
Having good camera like 5D3 and investing in cheap and unreliable stuff like Samyang makes this camera useless.
Just to add to the choir ...
With the lenses you have, there is no point looking at any other lens than the 1.2LII, unless you would consider a manual focus Zeiss. I love this lens, but it is also my biggest frustration. If you buy it, practice, practice and practice. If you just use it every now and then, you will have loads of sharp noses, or ears and eyes OOF etc. But if you use it regularly, and learn how it works, you will be handsomely rewarded.
I hope Canon will make a version III, primarily with improved AF speed, but also without the focus-by-wire - electronic manual focusing, which requires the camera to be powered on for manual focus to work. That feels a bit dinosaurian and irritates me every time.
With the lenses you have and still wanting a 85 prime, I'd say it's pure lens lust. So go ahead and get the 85L II.
The 70-200 II will make 85 1.8 seem completely redundant in every way.
.ditto. I don't want it to be blurry, but improving existing technology is a waste of time for me... in this regard only. please feel fee to improve every other aspect of the camera.
This has a about zero influence on why I buy a camera.
The only f2.8 lens I shot at f8 and f11 was 16-35 f2.8 II.
1. 50L @ f1.4 - f1.6 only
2. 85L II @ 1.2 - 1.6 only
3. 40pancake @ f2.8 or f5.6 only
4. 24-70 II + 70-200 most of the time @ f2.8, sometime f5.6