Got your email Matt, can't seem to open the pics at work though, will have a look tonight.
Also, talking about expense, I've made a bet with someone that may mean I lose my 60D. While I immediately felt a bit of remorse, it soon subsided when I started reading reviews about the 5D Mk III.
Last edited by mdt; 05-07-2012 at 01:50 AM.
What's the issue you're trying to address Matt?? Problems shooting indoors?? What ISO are you shooting at?
Going from 50mm f/1.8 on a crop sensor to 85mm f/1.2 on full frame virtually only gains you a single stop of light, nothing more, but brings with it the difficulty of shallower depth of field for focus. You can gain that extra stop just by doubling your ISO from 200 to 400 or 400 to 800 and maintaining the same shutter speed to freeze action like swimmers. Deal with the extra noise in post...
Had this arrive today. Still awaiting my full frame body to go with it...
If anyone wants to know which Sydney based Nikon-only authorised dealer has tempting prices, and is happy to charge your card last Thursday, and then goes and sells your camera to a walk-in on Saturday before they ship it, then makes excuses about not getting stock in when they thought they would, just let me know...
"Deal with the extra noise in post..." I wouldn't know where to start with that. I've accepted in the last two days that I have to bite the bullet with Lr and stick my hand in my pocket. Shooting in RAW has reared its ugly head too, given the white balance problems I've been having.
if you're panning with the 70-200, put the IS on mode 2 (switch on the lens), it stabilizes in one direction only then - specifically for panning.
I'm not sure if the flash will or won't help, but it's definately worth a try. Look up 2nd curtain sync as well (in the flash manual) and enable that, otherwise any blur will be in front of the movement instead of behind, which looks odd.
Last edited by mdt; 05-08-2012 at 09:03 PM.
Interesting tale of my DX gear sales...
D90 sold on fleabay for $480, so lost about 2/3rds value over 3 years. About what I expected..
AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8 sold for $220, paid $340 for it new 3 years ago. Relatively happy with that..
AF-S DX 16-85mm has sat on fleabay for over 10 cumulative days (been relisted) at $399 with 12 watchers but not a single bidder.. New they're going for over $1k locally or $900+ from HK. Seems this lens is the total opposite of the 35mm 1.8 and has become either worthless or no-one is looking for one. Not really sure why no-one wants this as it's got great optics, and while it's pricey new, I figured it was good value at $400..
Last edited by dkr; 05-17-2012 at 06:07 AM.
never mind the quality, look at the price!
they are beyond rubbish.
some samples here:
Bought the s100 for 380 which wasn't bad but this is an awesome camera and hitting myself why I didn't buy it sooner
Question there is a mode called miniature mode which blurs everything in the back ground and focuses the detail on the object you are shooting.
Is this the same as how people do it with dslr cameras or is there another method?
Sorry for the noob question