« on: August 04, 2013, 07:02:46 AM »
Never had one "Wear Out", what I have had is where the capacity becomes too restricted for my current camera. My 3GB cards are sitting somewhere in a box, physically perfect to use, but lacking in capacity.
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I shoot in RAW and I convert using DxO. So, Picture Style is irrelevant except insofar as it affects the histogram. I use Neutral.
Me and one of my friends are going to go to Greece on 5th of August for almost 1 month. I am planing to visit Santorini (if any of you have been on an awesome island not far from Santorini, let me know), Athens, Meteora, and Thessaloniki. Also if you guys know other places, tell me.
So far I packed 5D3 17-40 with a polarizer and a 8 stop ND filter, 50 1.4, 70-200 2.8 and 1 600EXRT and ST3 trigger. Also I will bring a GoPro Hero 1 and a Manfrotto tripod.
For renting I want a 24 TS-E a fisheye, eather the canon 15 2.8 or the canon 8-15. A GoPro Hero 3 Black, and a quadrotor for changing the perspective.
I will have with me a mac 11 inch to see in some cases if I nailed the focus and two 750 HDD, one main and one back up.
Mostly I am shooting cityscape, landscape, architecture, nature, and I am planing to shot some milky way shots at the islands and at Meteora.
What else should I rent /bring?
(btw - HDR processing/printing isn't new, hence the curiosity people have over its new found popularity, it is almost as old as photography itself. We just did it in the dark room back in the day..)
it seems that we just naturally gravitate towards certain focal lengths; even with a zoom, we tend to choose prime focal lengths more so than we choose non prime.
I always find it interesting to look at the focal lengths of my photoshoots, I find it amazing just how often they do gravitate towards primal focal lengths. But then again, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics!
That does seem uncanny that a disproportion of your shots landed on "standard" lengths. While you were shooting, were you aware of the focal lengths you were using?
I'm completely skeptical that 50mm is any more inherent or "gravitational" than, say 45mm, 55mm, or any other focal length that is near a standard prime focal length.
Going one step further, I would guess that most people couldn't land on a specific focal length IF THEY TRIED TO. I'm guessing the margin of error would be around +/- 5mm for those who tried.
Few would debate that there are certain focal lengths that work well for certain types of shots. But my original question was really about why the standard focal lengths are PRECISELY 24/35/50/85mm, and not +/- 5mm off of those lengths.
I've heard, in part, that the 45-55 range is approximately equal to the field of view of the human eye and so that formed the basis for the 'normal' lens being about 50mm, and wideangle at ~35mm is because, depending on the exact camera, that's only slightly shorter than most flange depths, and so only needs a mild or non- retrofocus design. Also apparently somewhat by convention, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide-angle_lens#Wide-angle_lenses_for_35_mm_format.
Thank you all for great tips, I'm aware that film body is mainly only about autofocus (if it have some, right? ) and build quality and rest is up to film, so it looks like EOS 3 is ideal for me. I checked some reviews, and I can't wait to try it with my 24-70 II
1V looks great too, but I don't feel like spending so much money on film body, which I want (right now) only as an experiment.
Can you also please recommend some films? I would also appreciate some sample photos and maybe some good and bad experiences, thanks
I have always found that a CPL usually precludes the use of a hood...unless you want to always take the hood off/reattach it after recomposing
Maybe I just have longer fingers, but I have no issues. Certainly not with a 24-70, etc., but even with the 70-200 II it's not an issue for me to rotate the CPL with the hood attached.
The problem is that the step-up ring precludes the use of the lens hood...and you should be using the hood, if possible.