My daughter's pet Polecat, the sweetest natured little creature you could ever wish to meet.
Shot on 5DII + 85 1.8 @ 2.8
Shot on 5DII + 85 1.8 @ 2.8
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This brings up an other idea: How do medium format lenses perform when attached to a FF camera with an adapter, are they then sharp corner to corner?
So why introduce the 24-105 in the first place?
My only guess it were other times back then when Canon had a different marketing approach, they wanted a complete ff 5d2 solution with one lens to keep the system affordable. Not that everyone and his cat has a cheaper 6d ff camera and Canon is on the money grab they probably feel customers can be nudged into buying two lenses.
I'm guessing Canon were unable to produce the improvements seen in the 24-70 f4L if they had given it the 24-105 range without the lens having to retail as the level of the 24-70II.
Given the level of engineering expertise Canon has, I somehow doubt that - but I find it much more likely they want people to have more reason to buy a "natural" focal length addon of 70-200 or 70-300 ... with the overlapping 24-105 you can do ok, but as stated above a lot of times 24-70 is too short for a complete setup.
A six frame panoramic of Aldeburgh beach at sunrise a few weeks ago. Shot on 5DII with 50mm f1.4 @ f11, 1/10secs and ISO 100. Each frame is the same manual exposure and there is no bracketing. Just used the full range of the DR, letting highlights go as far as possible in the exposure.
That's the way I like to do it too, but I shoot handheld though; f/8 will give plenty of sharpness and is below the Diffraction Limited Aperture (f/10.2 for the 5D Mark II). Was there a reason you were going for such long exposures? I find there's no reason to stick to 'just' 100 iso on this camera body. By the way, did you push the shadows in post or leave them as is? Lovely panorama by the way!!!
If the transmissive LCD negates the Dof characteristics and benefit of the Ec-S screen I can understand why Canon do not give a custom setting for it.
I don't think that's the case. I tried a borrowed Ec-S, the VF was brighter with a fast lens, and the 'focus snap' I saw with the Eg-S in my 5DII was there. Chuck Westfall indicated to me that Canon could provide firmware support for the Ec-S, if they so choose.
A kid asked me this: "I've been shooting with my 6d;70-200;and 580exii. My problem is how do I capture them running,dunking, etc if i can only set my shutter to 1/160 using my flash???!!"
What do I tell him? Pls help, he thinks I am a cool photographer but I really do not know how this works. I would love to help him and learn. THX.
The challenge is the manual focusing. Shot wide open, the extreme sharpness exposes mistakes brutally. My capabilities in this department is not what it used to be, probably a combination of lack of practice and fading eyesight, so to get the best from it I need to practice quite a bit.
So, window light, studio light, off camera Speedlite or on camera Speedlite?