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Re: Do you trust your camera?
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2013, 04:47:34 PM »
I don't trust my skills yet, I don't trust IS too much, I don't trust camera's LCD but I trust camera itself.

Most of my bad shots are caused either by too long exposures which I'm not able to hand hold (somehow I'm not able to get more than one and half stop from IS on both my lenses and I had similar experience with 18-135 STM on 650D) or too long exposure for moving objects. These issues are followed by bad focus or bad DOF.
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Re: Do you trust your camera?
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Re: Do you trust your camera?
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2013, 06:38:14 AM »
yes

Thanks for elaborating on this issue...

... but imho CR should have a minimum reply length requirement vs. post-bombing the board with footer links :-o ?
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Re: Do you trust your camera?
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2013, 07:28:52 AM »
I trust my camera settings but to compensate human error, I take multiple shots just to be able to select the best one later.

Works well for me.
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Re: Do you trust your camera?
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2013, 10:19:41 AM »
Never trust a camera. They are clever, pathological liars, incapable by nature of telling the truth. They are particularly troublesome because their lies are so clever and so subtle that they have convinced a large portion of the population that they are honest and impartial.

It is the responsibility of a photographer to know better.

Recognize this essential fact about cameras and understand that you will spend your life alternating between two equally futile goals.

The first is to try to squeeze as much truth as possible out of an unwilling and uncooperative machine.

The second is to try to form an alliance with the little liar and use its natural inclinations to achieve your goals.

Mastering these two impossible-to-master skills is the lifelong work of being a photographer.
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Re: Do you trust your camera?
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2013, 01:33:46 AM »
I usually take multiple shots. Single shots could work well too at times, but in the end when I take multiple shots I tend to find some of the shots better than the others. So basically, with single shots I could get great pictures, but might at the same time miss the perfection. :)
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Re: Do you trust your camera?
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2013, 06:53:41 AM »
My trust varies very much depending on the lens I use. The 5D3 is working very exact most of the time but with some lenses I do not fully rely on the AF. E.g. I own the Sigma 50 and 85 and both are tricky with nailing the focus point. My favorite is the 70-200 which is spot on nearly 100% of the time.

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Re: Do you trust your camera?
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2013, 07:44:05 AM »
I have never trusted any camera that I have ever owned.  That's why I shoot raw in manual mode.  I do trust that more often than not I can make corrections in Photoshop.  I trust my wife but not my cat.  I picked her out and she runs away 99 out of 100 times that I try to pick her up.  I think she is mad that I named her Doofus... :o

I picked out my wife as well, but she already had a name.
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Re: Do you trust your camera?
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2013, 09:12:13 AM »
I didn't trust my 5DII - I always took multiple shots so I could pick the the best.

I trust my 1D X - I always take multiple shots because I leave it set to 12 fps, and even a brief press of the shutter fires off 2-3 frames.  ;)  I agree that sorting through them is a bit annoying, as I really don't need to delete due to missed focus. But with kids, it helps because I almost always get one with no blinks.

Why didn't you trust the MK2?

The last performance of my wife's I shot (using the 200mm f2.8), I got lost while post-processing because I had sets that looked like I'd already done them and they were untouched.

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As for trust issues; I'm *very* easily biased by threads like the one on the Tamron 24-70 . . . I haven't had any truly bad shots with it, but I haven't really pushed it yet.

Primes (85 1.8 & 200 2.8), I trust implicitly and have done some fabulous things with them.  Haven't touched the 50mm 1.4 much since going FF and I don't use my 60D as much (I like the 80-85mm fov).
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Re: Do you trust your camera?
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2013, 09:48:42 AM »
I use the 1d X exclusively and I can't say I KNOW it will have accurate focus as I shoot a lot with lenses that aren't optimal AF wise, like the 50 L. But mostly I blame the lenses not the camera, because I am never at fault whatsover  ;D I don't use One Shot and have accepted that Servo of fast moving subjects at f1.2 isn't going to be 100%, but I trust my gear enough to try ridicolous things with the AF, and very seldom is it completely off.

I always try to be better at focusing, trying different settings for different subjects all the time, and shoot a lot so I know where it's VERY accurate and where I need to blast off a few more. Using the 70-200 I would say it's 99,99%. In a situation where I can't afford to miss, I use burst to be sure.
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Re: Do you trust your camera?
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2013, 10:36:31 AM »
A camera is only a tool. Better tools make life easier, but are no substitute for workmanship ;)

For me, the histogram is the most important quality check in the field, mostly to correct for exposure. I shoot raw to correct white balance and fine-tune exposure in post.
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Re: Do you trust your camera?
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