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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Samyang 85mm

 All of these where shot wide open. Esti is florescent light - the others window light.





Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Flower




Thoughts on gear..

The photography marketplace is swarming with new gear and systems!

Some of the known items would be FUJI's new X series with the X bodies such as the X-PRO1 and the line of X lenses both prime and zoom. Additionally OLYMPUS's new bodies OMD and their coinciding lenses.

As a CANON shooter - I have got to say that I feel a little left out. I shoot my T2i and are mostly interested in stills. I feel my existing lenses are more then enough including my CANON 15-85, 35L , 100 MacroL, Tamron 17-50 NON VC, Samyang 14mm MF + 85mm 1.4 MF, and the LOVELY CANON 50mm 1.4.

So what about a body upgrade ?

Well the 5d3 is way out of my budget. The 60d and now 70d - from a stills perceptive - just seem more of the same.

Hmm.. we have the new 6D ! Well - I borrowed one from a friend and put it through its paces for 2-3 days both as a walk around and for portraits - the 2 things I do most.

Tell you the truth - for almost all situations the 6d upgrade would not overall improve my hobby experience and or produce better pictures. Sure you could see a -slight- overall improvement with the 6D - but in good light and on the move in the streets - or in a controlled portrait home studio style environment - not something I could justify 2 grand on for the body and grip.

As a hobbyist the rebel series body + a grip are just fine for me. The grip overall made a huge difference for me, as it allows better overall balance on the lens camera combination, gives me much more battery life, and allows for easy verticals.

I would like to see some kind of real jump in stills IQ for the crop bodies. People want smaller and lighter - and I feel the crop bodies are overall the way for CANON to go for mass production cameras.

The FF bodies and expensive FF lenses - are always going to have a place for working pros. But as someone who tends to take 3-4 hour photo walks - I will always opt for smaller and lighter.

  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014